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User Reviews for Desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Brand names: Apri, Isibloom, Enskyce, Kariva, Viorele, Volnea, Reclipsen, Velivet, Azurette, Desogen, Cyclessa, Simliya, Emoquette, Kalliga, Cyred, Bekyree, Caziant, Pimtrea Kimidess Cyred EQ Juleber …show all brand names

Desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 7 reviews for the off-label treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. 43% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 29% reported a negative experience.

Desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol rating summary

6.1/10 average rating

7 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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lilma... · June 9, 2010

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol) "This might sound weird, but apparently this isn't uncommon for this specific birth control. I have been on it for about 72 hours. Have gained 4 lbs (which is good because I'm 30 lbs underweight) and have almost increased a full cup size with my breasts. I had horrible period problems. when I got the Apri a few days ago I was going on a 3.5 week period. After about 3 hours since taking my first pill, the period fully stopped. Very big fan of Apri!"

9 / 10
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Anonymous · October 13, 2012

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol) "I have been on Apri for 9 months. I am on birth control to help intense bleeding and an incredibly enlarged uterus. Please keep this in mind while reading my side-effects. These aren't typical for Apri. Apri has given me all of the symptoms of pregnancy without the baby. I wake up nauseous, I have night terrors almost every night (waking up bawling, and that's not normal for me), and a strange craving for eggs whereas I never really liked them before. I also have slight mood swings that aren't so bad that they can't be controlled. However, it has changed my period length from 10-14 days to 4 days, removed all cramping, regulated my cycle, and saved my uterus. It gets a 7 out of 10 from me."

7 / 10
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Anonymous · June 11, 2011

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol) "I have been on Apri for about 6 months now, I have gained only around 5 pounds, but it was not noticeable. My breast size has not changed, and neither has my sex drive. I use this pill for my awful periods. I used to cry and vomit from cramps, now I do not have them at all. I have been using it as birth control as well, and have never been pregnant. I strongly, strongly recommend this pill."

8 / 10
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Anonymous · August 5, 2009

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol) "I have been taking Apri for about 2 years now. At first, it was great. My periods were managable, extremely predictable, and only lasted a few days. I gained about 10 pounds in the first 5 months, and shortly after completely lost my sex drive. Recently my periods have been getting longer, as they used to be, and cramps are coming back as well."

4 / 10
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Anonymous · August 12, 2017

"I am a 42 yr old woman. I had my tubes tied at the age of 30 after having my 3rd and last child. Around the age of 36, my periods became irregular. I was having periods sometimes only 12 days apart. Not spotting, full periods. I have been anemic my whole life so that didn't help. I had my hormones checked and was given an ultrasound to see if I had fibroids. Nope! Hormone levels normal as well. My obgyn pushed for me to get the IUD. I got it June 2. Had to have it removed Aug 6!!! Worst decision, besides my ex-husband, that I've ever made! I had bad migraines, bleeding for 2 weeks at a time. I went to my new pcp, I was prescribed cyred bc pills and told to take an 800mg ibuprofen. I feel soooo much better, just in a week!"

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SGTS · December 8, 2017

"I was originally put on norethindrone for abnormal bleeding, but it gave me spotting, 24/7 cramps, severe bloating, joint pain, no libido, painful sex, and depression. My doctor switched me to enskyce after 2 years because I started getting suicidal, and I've gotta say this medication is a godsend. Do you know what it's like to wake up one day and to just... not be suicidal? For the first week I couldn't stop smiling. All of my other health problems cleared up in the first month too. The only side effect is I don't feel full, but as long as I keep an eye on calorie counts I don't gain weight."

10 / 10
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caram... · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 29, 2021

"My GP prescribed me this for painful periods. I have been taking for about 3 months and I am still getting them as well as headaches, tiredness and lethargy. I am also still bleeding and in pain, I would not recommend."

3 / 10
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Anonymous · August 27, 2010

Apri (desogestrel / ethinyl estradiol) "Took Apri for 2 months, did NOT bleed for about 11 days the first month, and 8 the 2nd month. Am switching to yet another birth control."

2 / 10
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