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User Reviews for Norethindrone

Also known as: Aygestin, Camila, Deblitane, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Nor-QD, Nora-Be, Norlyroc, Ortho Micronor, Sharobel

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Norethindrone Rating Summary

5.4/10 Average Rating

19 Ratings with 19 User Reviews

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Reviews for Norethindrone to treat Endometriosis

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"Terrible terrible depression ; discharge ; major mood swings. I was put on this medicine in January & I'm going to stop it after this week. Ever since I've been taking it I've been getting bad headaches & I'm always irritated. My stomach is always hurting & I've been late every month on my period bc of this pill. I was put on it to "prevent" cysts from growing & I'm more likely for a blood clot to happen."

Kanbcdefg May 9, 2016

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Camila (norethindrone): "My Dr prescribed it for me for endometriosis. I took the first one today but after reading reviews from this site and others I will not take it anymore I would rather be in pain than have all the side effects."

   
1.0

* May 6, 2016

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Nora-Be (norethindrone): "Ok almost 3 months into taking Nora Be and I'm back with an update... So I had break through bleeding first 2 months but slowly went away. You have to make sure to take pill exact same time every day. I've lost weight, typically looking at BC makes me gain weight. All the pain and bleeding I had for years with endo is gone. I haven't been taking week 4 pills and jumping to a new pack but I just read somewhere that pop don't have placebo pill so the 4th week is also hormone? I'm not 100% on that yet. Ok back to side effects... No more acne, bug skin feels dry. I'm dry everywhere unfortunately. Small price to pay for pain free, cyst free existence. No headaches, no nausea, no more break through bleeding. Will update in anklet month..."

   
8.0

Kitty1313 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 26, 2016

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Nora-Be (norethindrone): "I started this pill in November 2015 and now in April of '16 I am FED UP! I have horrible bloating, gas, constipation every day (worsening in the evenings.) I've gained over 10 pounds and my abdomen looks like I'm 3 months pregnant. I'm 45 and have no more plans for children. I can't exercise this weight off either! My back is covered in pimples and my chest area has them also. I've noticed a decrease in my appetite (mainly in the evenings) yet I'm gaining weight. I have fatigue and completely random periods. My doctor, for the record told me that these symptoms I was having were not related to my pill!! So, needless to say, I'm finding a new Dr. Peri-menopause stinks!!! You young ladies, exercise while you can and enjoy that body!"

   
1.0

DeeeeeNaaaaaa April 7, 2016

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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): "First 4 months I had a period every 2 weeks, extreme bloating (15lbs), very tender breasts but those all went away. After this my periods evened out to every 28 days. I had some mild acne and my PMS and cramps were very, very mild. About a year in I went off these pills because I was very depressed and suicidal. I had also developed severe insomnia, social anxiety and was constantly freezing. Within days of being off these pills my depression disappeared (I have never been depressed before), I'm warm at a temperature below 78degrees and I can sleep. I can't have estrogen so these pills were a god send for my severe PMS and cramps, but the mental side effects were horrible and developed slowly. Be careful."

   
6.0

Ablossom (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 27, 2015

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"I've been on Norethindrone for probably 2 years. I never have periods unless I go *beyond* 3 hours after my usual time slot for taking it. You should take it within 1-2 hours same time every night. What I can say is I love having no periods. However, I have little to no desire for sex. If you want to be celibate, take this pill and you won't care about sex, haha. So, I can't say I take it to prevent pregnancy. Symptoms I seem to have often: Anxiety (though I've been on pill 24 years, all different brands, always had anxiety). I also have TMJ, depression and no interest in activities. I'm very lazy and a heavy smoker. Mood swings OFTEN. Quick temper. Wait? Maybe this is from the celibacy. "

   
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BooChan (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 26, 2015

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"After a PCOS diagnoses camila was recommended to me to treat high blood pressure and regulate my cycle. It has dropped my blood pressure considerably but I either spot or have my cycle 80% of the time , I've gained roughly 20lbs in 6 months and am bloated beyond period bloating. I only had 6 cycles a year before so I was doing better without"

   
1.0

bluewife November 18, 2015

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"I was prescribed this medication a month ago after finding strange cysts. It was supposed to stop my period. I had finally gotten my period down to 4 or 5 days, once a month, after my second surgery last year. But, now I'm bleeding pretty much everyday. I need to wear a pantyliner at all times, which is no fun. I still have endo pain. I've gained 6 lbs in one month. I keep snapping at people. When I'm not easily irritated, I'm extremely depressed.I've also been quite forgetful, but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with this medication since I haven't seen anyone else write about it. I tend to have breakouts, so I don't think that has changed. I hope that I won't be on this much longer."

   
1.0

AndreaW September 29, 2015

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Jolivette (norethindrone): "I was on this medicine for about 7 weeks and I gained a lot of weight and on the start of my 3rd pack I got extreme migraines when I crouched down. I was in crazy pain so I stopped the birth control. After about 3 weeks my migraines stopped. I got MRI's and the doctor didn't see anything wrong with my brain."

   
2.0

desireesmiles May 3, 2015

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"I have endometriosis and fibroids and had a terrible time last year when I visited my sister in Colorado. I was having horrific cramps that radiated up my back, in my butt and down my legs. I ended up in the ER there and was told I may have had a cyst burst. I was told that higher elevations will make cramps alot worse if you are not used to the elevation. When we drove up in the mountains the cramps got significantly worse. They gave me some strong pain medication but it really only made me groggy and the pain was still there. When I came back home and visited my dr. she put me on these. So far, it has been over a year and I have had no periods, no cramps and no pain! It's like a miracle! Unfortunately I have gained weight though."

   
9.0

HLN (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 12, 2014

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Errin (norethindrone): "I've been on progestin-only birth control for about 3 years. I started on Ortho-Micronor, I had a period for about 3 months straight but then my period stopped entirely. Then I moved and I was given Camila (same thing, different brand), it kept in line with the "no-period" havingness. It was great. Moved again, I was given Errin. For about 2-3 months I was ok, but I noticed some changes in my mood and some bloating. Then about 3 months in (February 2014) I had spotting. I thought maybe it would be normal after having NO period for 2 years, but then 2 weeks later I had a full-on period. Since then I've had maybe 3-4 periods in 2 months, extremely painful tenderness in my breasts. "

   
4.0

nerak86 May 3, 2014

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Jolivette (norethindrone): "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."

   
3.0

Anonymous October 11, 2012

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"This medicine has significantly improved my life. I've had surgery for 'endometriosis' twice. The second surgery showed no sign of endometriosis yet I continued getting severely ill with my cycle and missing work for several days each month. Doctor always gave me oral contraceptives that included estrogen which caused constant illness and extreme bloating . Finally, I was prescribed norethindrone. My cycles have stopped and although I have mild night sweats, decreased sex drive and some weight gain my quality of life is so much better! It's been about 7 months; hopefully the side effects don't worsen and the benefit continues."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 3, 2011

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Jolivette (norethindrone): "I just finished my first month of Jolivette and have no complaints whatsoever! I have been on several other pill forms and have had a lot of trouble with them due to breast tenderness mostly. With Jolivette I haven't had any breast tenderness (except during my period), but we are hoping that I won't have a period anymore after taking this for a while. Easy to take, although if I miss a pill it doesn't matter as I am not using it for birth control. I did have some bleeding to start with but my OB/GYN said that is normal. "

   
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aj21allstar May 26, 2011

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Camila (norethindrone): "I started this after my second lap surgery for my endometriosis. Had no problems the first month, but have now been bleeding nonstop for 6 weeks. I really liked the fact that I didn't suffer from the side effects that I feel with a typical combination pill (weight gain, nausea, etc), but I cannot take the bleeding and pain anymore. I have had to take 2-3 pills a day to control the bleeding and am still experiencing spotting and cramps. I'm sure that this is the right method for controlling endometriosis for some women, but it is definitely not right for me. "

   
3.0

Anonymous March 29, 2011

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"This was added to my therapy to help with the insomnia and moodiness, well the moodiness is a bit better. I still have the insomnia and really weird dreams!"

   
4.0

Anonymous December 14, 2009

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Aygestin (norethindrone): "Having no periods every month is wonderful and all my pain from endometriosis has subsided. I feel wonderful, but did experience quite a bit of weight gain with this medication but in the long run it is worth it."

   
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princesslbc83 November 19, 2009

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"I had a similar experience to the person who posted before. After 2 surgeries in 5 years and going through almost all the drugs, we finally found something that works! Along with Micronor daily, Norethindrone for the past 8 months has done great with all my Endometriosis symptoms and I had them all. No break through bleeding, no pelvic pain, no pain during sex."

   
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Endometriosis Survivor August 11, 2009

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Aygestin (norethindrone): "I had 3 surgeries in 3 years for endometriosis. Tried several different birth control pills and lupron. I missed over 80 days school each year for two years and then was home bound for several months a third year due to the chronic pain of endometriosis. After about 6 months on Aygestin and several doses I was back to "normal." Since then I have only had one surgery in 6 years. I have taken the medicine daily for 7 years, without it I don't know where I would be."

   
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kldn June 4, 2008

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