Also known as: Aygestin, Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Nor-QD, Nora-Be, Ortho Micronor
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Reviews for Norethindrone to treat Birth Control
Review by Oomfer (taken for 1 to 6 months):
norethindrone: I was prescribed after having our daughter. I spent the last three months thinking I was pregnant but confused by every negative test. After reading all the online reviews I now understand why my period is over two months late
Nora-Be (norethindrone): I asked my doctor to change my birth control because of migraines. He put me on Nora-Be and after 3 week I started with these side-effects: cramping, bloating, breast sensitivity, trouble sleeping, itchy scalp, and constipation, and still had a few migraines. I was like that for 2 weeks and had the doctor put me back on the loretadine b.c I used before for irregular periods. Would not recommend this medicine AT ALL!!!!
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): I have been taking this pill for 4 months. My period start every 5-6 weeks instead of monthly. This is very annoying. My breast are always tender. And my kood swings are very noticeable by everyone.
Errin (norethindrone): I have been on Errin norethindrone tablets for almost five months now and have liked it a lot more than regular birth control tablets. I gained a lot of weight on birth control with estrogen and have not on Errin, which I liked. But, it has not helped acne like my old birth control. I also haven't had a period since the first week I took Errin, which is somewhat concerning, but I'm not pregnant, so I assume it is just my body getting used to the medication. Errin has not effected my mood or mentality.
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): I've been on it about a year, and love it. It took a few months for my body to settle into it. The combined oral birth control pill gave me problems of high blood pressure, etc. No pregnancy, only one month where my period was about a week and a half late and after that I had two periods a month for two months. Now I've settled back into it. I have actually lost weight and before I started dieting my breast size had increased by about a cup size. It was great! I still like it and then I'm happy to continue it.
norethindrone: Everything was fine at first, in the last 2 months I've had serious mood swings which is atypical for me but the worst of it all is I have had SERIOUS HAIR LOSS!! Thought it was because I gave birth 7 months ago but the more I research it, the more connections I'm finding to the birth control. Hair was once so thick I broke hair ties on a regular basis now I have a receding hair line and bald spots.
Review by weareheathens (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Jolivette (norethindrone): I've been taking Jolivette for three months now, and couldn't complain about it. I used to have crazy irregular periods, for instance, the month before I started I had a 10 day cycle, which meant two and a half periods in a calender month, and the time before was 50 days. Since taking Jolivette I haven't had a single period. No cramping, bloating, weight gain, mood swings, nothing. In fact, I've lost weight. It's also great because I no longer get migraines as opposed to being on an estrogen pill. Would recommend it to anyone.
Review by starbucksmama (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Errin (norethindrone): I didn't notice any side effects with Errin until I was on it for about 5 months. That's when I realized I was depressed. Cried at the drop of a hat and for no reason, got upset/angry at things that I normally wouldn't think twice about, etc. I didn't know what was causing this but decided to go off the pill to see if that would help. Within a couple weeks, I was back to my old self. I also didn't realize it at the time, but Errin seriously lowered my sex drive.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Nora-Be (norethindrone): I've been on this pill for about 9 months now, and while I love not having a period and no mood swings. I've had terrible acne, breast tenderness (to the point of walking is painful) and I've put on about 15lbs. I've even increased my exercise and gone on a diet and I'm still putting on weight.
Errin (norethindrone): I was on Yaz for years and absolutely adored it, but had to switch to the mini-pill when I found out estrogen pills could cause major medical issues with my tunnel-vision migraines. I have grown to truly enjoy this pill as well. I stopped getting my period after two months on the pill, and if it does show up, it usually only lasts a few days. I am naturally petite, but I didn't notice any weight gain that seemed usual. I do have to warn that the first month was very frustrating for me, seeing as I bled for three weeks, but this is also true for many other birth control pills!
norethindrone: I've been on the 'mini pill' for a few years now. I'm close to 35 and I smoke so my Gyno doesn't want me on the combination pill. I have had zero bad effects from this pill, I'm a sexually active female and have never had any problems with pregnancy while on this pill. Heres the KEY, ladies - let me put it in caps so everyone can follow along - YOU HAVE TO TAKE THIS PILL AT THE SAME TIME EVERY SINGLE DAY, if you don't you will get the break through bleeding that can happen to some girls who just pop it whenever they remember - and possibly get pregnant since you're not keeping the needed level of hormones in your body to prevent pregnancy. This pill is safe and it's effective in preventing pregnancy providing you take it daily at the same time.
Jolivette (norethindrone): I've been on Jolivette for almost a year and it was working fine until now. I had a period that finished 6 days ago that lasted 4 days and I started another one today. Makes no sense to me. I have not missed a single pill. I hope this isn't the way it's going to be from now on because I don't have the time to have a period every six days! Thank goodness my yearly check up is next month.
norethindrone: I had to get off birth control with estrogen because I was getting dark splotches on my face from it (I had been on Yaz for 10 years at that point. I just switched to norethindrone about 4/5 months ago and sometimes I get extremely sensitive/sore nipples, vaginal discharge heavier than ever before, and a little bit of acne. Other than those 3 symptoms (the nipples being the most disconcerting) I like the pill. It's annoying never knowing when or if I'm going to get my period (I haven't had it for a couple months now), but I used to break through bleed on other birth controls and I haven't so far with this one.
Jolivette (norethindrone): I was on the patch. Due to migraines I switched to this, which gave me no migraine. Just a little mood swing when I'm on my period. If you take it on time, you will have no bleeding problem. It is very good.
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): I have been taking this birth control for about 7 months now. Overall it is a very. It took me about a month to get used to it and I had 4 or 5 months after that, that were excellent. Some people would get spotting when they were even a half hour late taking this, I had no problem whatsoever when I'd take it late. In the last couple of months, however, I have been having a period every 2 weeks. Sometimes the second one would be more spotting than bleeding, but still very annoying. Also, I have gone up 2 cups sizes since taking this medication. No real noticeable weight gain otherwise, just much larger breasts!
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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): So far so good. I've been taking this pill for almost 2 months (I know it's kind of a short time to claim results) but it's been treating me well. I made sure I put an alarm on my phone to ensure that I take it on time everyday. So far I have experienced headaches from time to time. About two times, I took the pill about 2 hrs late and had light bleeding from then up until a week which is a pain. I know more time will tell for real results but just wanted to give a review of beginning side effects for me.
norethindrone: I have been taking these pills for two months now and have had two periods in a given month. I've also had extreme mood swings that seem to be driving my family insane. On top of all this I've had migraines, sudden and very severe headaches.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Jolivette (norethindrone): I started taking this after my son was born because I am breastfeeding. I've been on the medication for about 7 months now. Unfortunately, last month I had two periods! Two full periods, not spotting. This appears to be happening again this month, and I just can't have my period every other week. It's too messy and exhausting, on top of having a one year old.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): 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.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Errin (norethindrone): 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): 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.
Jolivette (norethindrone): 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.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Jolivette (norethindrone): 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): 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.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Jolivette (norethindrone): 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.
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