Also known as: Aygestin, Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Jolivette, Nor-QD, Nora-Be, Ortho Micronor
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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I've been on Micronor for about three months now and I really have no complaints/haven't noticed any negative side effects. The only changes I've noticed, though I'm not sure if they have to do with this medication or are just from stress, but my breast size has decreased and I have almost no appetite. No complaints though! It has prevented pregnancy so far, which is why I'm taking it! Also, no periods or spotting to speak of.
Errin (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I haven't really experienced anything negative with Errin other than not knowing when my period is going to show. It's a surprise every time. But I just always carry something in my purse so it's not a big deal for me.
Review by hairbandgemini (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Heather (norethindrone) for Birth Control: My doctor suggested I go on this so that I could help dissolve my ovarian cysts, help my excruciating periods and of course for pregnancy prevention. Other pills had horrible side effects with my mood, and made me feel worse than ever, but since I've been on Heather (about 6 weeks) I feel great.. no bad moods, my skin has always been bad, so no changes there, my breasts have grown for sure, I'm just starting to spot and cramp mildly, but if that's going to replace my normal excruciating period, than I'm perfectly fine with that. My job is very physically and mentally demanding, and it hasn't affected it, accept maybe my breast tenderness. But I would definitely suggest this.
This medicine has kept my periods regular and predictable. I had problems with Yaz and Ocella causing major mood swings and decided to go off birth control. My obgyn suggested Norethindrone to keep my periods monthly since I don't cycle without medicine helping me. It hasn't failed me yet in 15 months.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: Great for the first year then irregularity started. I took after my sons birth. It started with some mid period started. Light spotting then light bleeding. Now it's a heavy period every two weeks. I just stopped and will be switching at the start if my next period.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I've been on Jolivette for almost 2 months. My doctor prescribed it because my blood is thin and I have uterine fibroids so he wanted a progesterone only birth control to stop my period. So far I've have had 2 periods that came at the time they were supposed to. I haven't experienced spotting. My period is a lot heavier but I'm on iron supplements as well. The goal was for me to take a birth control that would stop me from having a period, but that has not been successful. Other than me still having a period I feel fine. I will say every other birth control that I've ever tried made me nauseous. This one does not. My face has been breaking out a little more than usual but I'm still trying to figure out whether or not the birth control is the culprit.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: My first period on it was heavier than normal. After that I was spotting for several days which I have never experienced. This past month I have either been bleeding or spotting and its incredibly frustrating! Lots of random cramps as well. My mood has been up and down which is also frustrating.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I took Jolivette 6 weeks after I went home with my first baby. A year after we went on vacation for four days and I forgot it at home. After vacation I took it and everything was fine. A week later I got my period. I thought it wasn't a big deal, or was maybe because I miss all those days. It last 5 days. 2 weeks after that again but now lasting 7 days. Then I started to get my period every week and now every 3 days! Lasting 7 days! Worked amazing in the beginning but I messed it up.
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: This medication was amazing at the beginning, but now it has caused severe moodiness and abnormal uterine bleeding. (I've had 2 full periods in 3 weeks) and somedays I start spotting and get cramps even though I take my pills on time.
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) for Birth Control: This birth control did prevent me from getting pregnant which is the main concern. However, I have never bled so much in my life. I am someone that has always had perfect periods without birth control. I went from that to bleeding three weeks out of the month and it never would stop. It wasn't necessarily heavy bleeding, but it is very aggravating to bleed constantly. This medicine also made me have acne and I normally have very clear skin. It made me have mood swings that my husband noticed. He even asked me when his nice wife was coming back. I decided after giving this three months to go to a permanent birth control method.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: The first 3 months I had a period every 14 days. They lasted about 5 days, slightly heavier bleeding than normal for me. Then after the 3rd month, my periods went back to their normal 28 day off, 6 day periods. I'm breastfeeding my 7 month old, so this is a great option. No weight gain, no mood swings, no soreness or anything negative.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I was on Jolivette for over a year. The first three months it was great; lighter periods, less PMS, no complaints. After that grace period, it was all downhill. I took it at the EXACT same time daily (down to the minute!) and I ended up with two long periods a month! One month I would have a regular period and the next I would have another period two weeks after my first. It was frustrating to say the least.
norethindrone for Birth Control: Switched to this after Ocella was causing severe migraines. Took about 3 months to get used to it. Had spotting for weeks at a time. Dr said to stick it out. Did and now light, regular periods. BUT now I have acne! I'm 33 and my skin is awful. My face and hair are so oily it crazy! And now I have severe acne on my forehead, and slight acne on my chest, neck, chest, back and shoulders. It's so embarrassing. Waiting to hear back from dr on what to switch to. Or else I'm giving up on the pill. I also have mood swings, anger and very sensitive nipples a week before period. Not a good fit for me!
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I feel psychotic! I had a baby two months ago and needed a low dose estrogen pill. I feel overwhelmed, anxious, bloated and very emotional. After having an emotional breakdown over nothing, I am stopping this immediately.
Nora-Be (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I've tried the patch, the shot, Ortho Cyclen Lo and now currently on Nora Be. I gained 30lbs while being on the shot and couldn't lose the weight until I tried Ortho Cyclen, which gave me extreme nausea so I wasn't able to keep any food down which caused me to lose the weight so yay but it was awful at the same time. I drop down to 110lbs after stopping Ortho Tricyclen Lo and now while being on Nora Be I only have gain 5 pounds but that's from the holidays. Very satisfied with this product that I'm taking it for the second year.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Endometriosis: The longer I take it the more I bleed. I've had unexplained hair loss. I've been on it for several months now. The first two months were fine then the next two I had two full periods a month now I'm having three with no end in site of when I'll stop bleeding.
Errin (norethindrone): I have used Errin tablets and Camilla for both contraception and to treat painful periods. The mini pills are good for me because I have not gained any weight or experienced any major side effects.
norethindrone for Birth Control: Like many others, this pill causes me extreme breast tenderness. My nipples get so sore that even the touch of a cotton T-shirt is excruciating at times. Even more annoying is that you absolutely have to take this pill at the exact same time every day. I get up for work at 5 or 6 every day and take the pill right when I get out of bed. But on the weekends, if I sleep until 7 and take the pill when I wake up, I start my period all over again! I understand that EVERY birth control pill is most effective when it is taken at the same time every day, but a 2 hour difference is minimal and doesn't affect other pills. Other than that, I had not other side effects, but these are pretty annoying...especially the timing issue.
Nor-QD (norethindrone): Well my experience with this is ok it was good because I had no cramps with my period it was lighter and shorter my cyst didn't bother me anymore. And all that was great but I gained weight like15-20 lbs. If I forgot a pill I would get my period I also developed a lil hair on my face I, stopped taking them 2days ago and my period is back again second one in ten days
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I've only ever taken Loestrin Fe. My doctor urged me to switch due to my risk of stroke on Loestrin because of my migraines. I NEVER had any side effects. With Ortho Micronor, I'm all over the place!
The first two weeks of use my taste was off. Nothing tasted the way it was supposed to, and some things were a very muted version of their signature flavor. I have had mild abdominal cramps but none during menstruation. But prior I experience severe breast tenderness. Not enjoyable at all! My period lasts a straight seven days at the beginning of a new pill pack. The very worst side effect: at about the third week my head, face, and neck became extremely oily.
If things don't even out I'll be looking for a new pill.
Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: Just started my 2nd month. The 1st week and a half I had light bleeding everyday. Then the next week, my nipples were so sore. Now, this past week I've had on and off light bleeding and cramps during the last week of pills. I have no side effects emotionally, which is great, because everything else makes me go crazy. But, I have noticed a little weight gain and craving food all the time, and I jog 3 to 4 times a week. I am 24, no pregnancies ever. I'm not sure about this pill yet. I'll give it another month and see how it goes. I don't even want to be on birth control, but my cramping and periods are so terrible without it.
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Jolivette (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I was on a hormonal birth control pill for many years. I could set a clock by my periods... start on a Tuesday, off by Saturday. It was great. I turned 35 and my Doc would no longer prescribe the hormonal pill. So, enter Jolivette. The first two weeks, my nipples were so sore and I was so bloated that I thought I might be pregnant. Then, my period started 1 week early and lasted for 9 days! A very heavy 9 days as well. 1 week later, heavy bleeding again. I don't think Jolivette and I are going to be friends.
Errin (norethindrone) for Birth Control: I was put on this after they discovered an ovarian cyst on my right ovary a few months ago. I haven't noticed a change in mood or sexual desire too much but I've had such irregular bleeding I'm not sure if its the pill or the cyst. Otherwise, I have not gained weight though I have had chest pains. I'm only on month two.
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): I started this a month ago and have had very little side effects. If I take it an hour late there's some spotting and I've lost 10 pounds (not that I'm complaining)! Plus I've gone from a D to DD. It's a pretty effective pill! The only down side is the occasional headache.
norethindrone for Birth Control: 2 months in... So far, not bad. I was prescribed norethindrone as an alternative to combination oral contraceptives because of the severe migraines with aura that I get with other oral medicines. I like this new pill. We use it in conjunction with other birth control methods because I'm not entirely comfortable with it.
Side effects for me:
Initial 7 pound weight gain (that I'm losing as my body adjusts), initial emotional out bursts (also going away), nausea, diarrhea (daily), very light period, less Acne. Trouble achieving orgasm. No cramping!
Less intense headaches, fewer migraine symptoms.
Overall, it works for us.
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