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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 3 reviews 40 medications
   
6.0
Birth Control 140 reviews 300 medications
   
5.9
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 2 reviews 109 medications
   
5.5
Premenstrual Syndrome 1 reviews 34 medications
   
3.0
Endometriosis 2 reviews 106 medications
   
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Summary of Chateal reviews 148 reviews 4.6

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For Birth Control "I used chateal for about 10 months as birth control I recommended 100% it regulates your period and everything but it made me so emotional and depressed I didn't really have a problem with that and my boyfriend understood the way my emotions changed so he wouldn't get mad when I was acting like a complete psycho. I changed the pill to tarina fe 1/20 because chateal made me gain 8 pounds in 10 months and it was almost impossible to drop it. Hopefully tarina will not make me gain weight. It's a great method to not get pregnant."

Perlad (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "I always see such dramatic reviews about birth control, most of the time negative experiences. This pill is overall great, for me, this is the third brand I've changed to within this past year and the only complaint I have about it is that ever since I started this pill, I feel like I've lost a lot more hair. My hair is much thinner than it has ever been. Besides hair loss/thinning, this pill worked amazing compared the previous two I was on. This pill gave me no weight gain or loss, no breakouts, no abnormal symptoms. I even get my period when I'm supposed to + it lighten my period a lot! I would totally recommend this if you don't have a family genetic of hair loss :)"

   
9.0

Amber C October 6, 2017

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For Birth Control "I am 18 and this is the first birth control I have ever been on. I have really heavy and painful periods so I decided to give it a try. it has been almost 3 weeks since I've taken it and I've had an awful experience. A lot of nausea, headaches, really painful cramps last 30 seconds or so, but the worst has been my mental state. I wake up sometimes and feel almost numb, no energy and sometimes I sit there with blank thoughts but other times I just cry. I actually cry a lot, everything upsets me. My appetite has gone down and I'm feeling like this just isn't worth it anymore."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2017

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For Birth Control "I got on these pills mainly due to the fact that my partner and I are highly sexually active. As of lately not much due to these pills making me moody as well as of course I would get one of the rare side effects. I have vaginal dryness, I have no period which makes me sketched out and my libido is low. This pill just isn't for me I couldn't make it past the one month mark. I feel like I should have shopped out more options on the pill side."

   
2.0

Highly disappointed (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2017

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For Birth Control "Good things first; shorter lighter periods, came at the same time every month, like started and ended the same day of the week, less pain, I get really bad backaches. Now for the bad stuff; discharge, horrible discharge every day.Acne, weight gain, mood changes, like so bad! It ruined my new relationship and turned me into an anxious depressed mess. Like a literal crazy person. Gave it a three cause it's easy to use, I didn't get pregnant, aaaand it made my periods easier. So it did its job, but turned me into a crazy person."

Kaaat0888 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 4, 2017

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For Birth Control "This birth control is an amateur one for sure. I have been on it for almost 3 months now. I have mood swings, weight gain in hips and thighs ( I'm a professional athlete and have never had weight there), increased appetite, and occasional bleeding. I have had some minor break outs too. I am definitely switching over to a different brand."

   
2.0

Ellena2020 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 31, 2017

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For Birth Control "Only good thing about this is not getting pregnant this birth-control pill has made me break out also I have a sharp pain and feel sick all the time and make my period late"

   
5.0

Liyahbee411 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2017

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For Birth Control "So I haven't really been on this brand of the pill for long however it has been a horrible experience. A little background I have been on another brand of birth control before but went off of it and instead was put on this one. After a week I started experiencing so many horrible things. First was acne, my skin is usually clear but this made me breakout a lot. However the worst part of it all is the mood swings and emotions. I cry for absolutely no reason and just feel sad. I'm usually not like this but now even talking to someone will make me burst out in tears and based on other reviews I see I'm not alone. In terms of not getting pregnant if used correctly it does the job but to me it's just not worth it."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on Chateal for about 2 months now. I have read about the negative side effects of this birth control, but different bodies have different reactions, and so far it has worked really well for me. I have high levels of androgens which gave me really irregular periods so I need to use birth control with more estrogen. I've used a different brand before and suffered severe mood swings and night sweats which scared me from using pills for a long time. Ever since I gave Chateal a try, I've noticed that my old reactions to birth control is no longer there. I haven't agained weight or gotten mood swings. The only negative effect I get is the occasional headache. It works at preventing pregnancy and period regulation for me."

   
9.0

amanda1358 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "Before taking Chateal, I was on Sprintec for 9 years. I had a flawless experience with Sprintec, but when my health insurance ended I was left with Chateal. The first few months were fine, but over time I started spotting between periods more and more frequently. I was very careful about taking it at the same time every day, but still the spotting persisted. After just over a year on Chateal and about 6 months of spotting, I switched back to Sprintec a week ago and no spotting yet! Also, while on Chateal I felt down a lot of the time and had pretty bad anxiety. I'd rather pay out of pocket for Sprintec than get Chateal for free. It kept me from getting pregnant though, so it works in that sense."

   
3.0

Stephii August 5, 2017

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For Birth Control "This is my first ever birth control, when I first started I had lots of cramping but nothing I wasn't used to before taking it. So I took some advil and continued using this birth control. Periods are a lot lighter, first one was really heavy, but second one was light and lasted only a couple days. Haven't had any other negative symptoms that are over the top or causing me stress or pain, overall I think its great and haven't gotten pregnant yet."

   
10

Pixellkittenn July 27, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on this birth control for about 2 years. My previous prescription made me VERY nauseous, so I was prescribed a less strong pill. Right away it made me very emotional (I am not an emotional person at all but that didn't bother me as much). A few months ago I realized how moody I was acting; I was sad & angry for no reason. So I decided to take a break & request a new prescription, however, I procrastinated for too long & needed the extra protection so I decided to give it another try. It's been maybe 3 months & I don't feel moody, but I get nauseous badly once a week for about 15 minutes & then it goes away but I do think it has a lot to do with starting over. It is very reliable. Contraceptive pills are different for everyone."

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 19, 2017

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For Birth Control "I'm on my second month of taking this pill and I'm really considering changing to another one. I'm usually not an emotional person, but after around 2 weeks in on the pills I just got super emotional to EVERYTHING. I could start crying while eating, talking, walking. Just anytime. And I can't even tell why I'm crying and being so emotional. And I just feel depressed all the time and the moodswings. And I get irritated super easily.. And also since I started taking them I'm so tired ALL the time, all my energy is gone and I just wanna sleep. I haven't noticed either more or less acne than before. I've gained weight around my hips and thighs. But other than that I'm not pregnant so that part of the pill works.."

   
2.0

AmaSwe July 16, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been taking it for 4 months, I take it at night around 10 and to be honest the only thing that bothers me is my boobs are sore and hurt all month long but I mean I can deal with it. Also it didn't help with my period cramps they are still very painful. but no acne or nauseous feelings"

   
6.0

Nonop (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2017

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For Birth Control "I am 19 years old and this is the first experience I've had with birth control thus far. I just began this birth control about a week ago. I'm not sure how to rate this because I have nothing to compare it to but my experience has not been very good. The morning after the first day I took it I felt so nauseous. By 10am I had thrown up absolutely everything in my stomach. I feel nauseous after every meal now and also get mild headaches. I have to say my acne has cleared up a bit and I haven't had any other bad symptoms. I'll have to reevaluate after I have been on chateal for a while but as of right now it makes me feel very sick."

   
4.0

Anonymous_ June 29, 2017

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For Birth Control "I'm on my 3rd pack of chateal and I just called my birth control provider to ask them if they could switch me to another pill. It's worked for me the last 3 months that I've been on it but with some side effects. Like really bad nausea, stomach pains, but the one that really bothered me was the acne. I usually have really clear skin and only get acne when I'm about to start my period but ever since I started taking these, I break out like crazy! I expect to see a new pimple right after taking a pill. They're always really bad ones too! Hopefully my next pill is better!"

   
4.0

Ellejayem June 19, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been taking Chateal for almost 6 months and it's been pretty great. I've had no complications or side effects. I take it within a two hour frame every morning and my period comes on schedule every month. Other birth control I've taken gave me breakthrough bleeding for 2+ weeks but Chateal keeps me regular."

   
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Seadem4567 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 14, 2017

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For Birth Control "I am about to start my third pack of Chateal. Background on me: I'm 27 years old, married, and have had one child (almost 6yo), no other pregnancies. Before I had my daughter I had a very regular cycle. For the past few years things have become very irregular. My Dr. Has run many tests and doesn't have an explanation for it, but decided to have me try b/c pills to regulate my cycle. The first month was not great. I spotted for 2+ weeks. No other symptoms to speak of. This past month I got my period 24 hours after taking my first green (placebo) pill. Had an average period in terms of length and flow. No spotting! So I think I've adjusted to it. Hoping this month goes smoothly as well."

   
9.0

Mom2lili June 5, 2017

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For Birth Control "As far as birth control goes, Chateal does its job. It definitely kept me from getting pregnant and was very easy to use as long as you can remember to take the pill at the same time everyday (setting an alarm on my phone helped me). However, it gave me horrible acne. I have struggled with acne my whole life, mostly cystic, and after only a few days my face was covered far worse than I've ever had before. I would say if you have cystic acne or are acne prone in general, do not use this product! It will only make your acne worse."

misssssmegan (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 30, 2017

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome "I was hesitant to try Chateal. Or any birth control really. In the past I have them to make my moods feel out of control and weight to fluctuate. Due to PCOS, I needed to take this. HOWEVER, I am starting my second month on this. So far the only side effects I have noticed are my breasts are swollen (like 2 cups larger) and tender. I had a headache the first week after I took it (I took it in evening to avoid any potential sickness) but the headaches went away after the first week. I do not notice any particular mood swings or weight gain. Am also not pregnant which is great. I would recommend Chateal based on my current results."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 23, 2017

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For Birth Control "I took this pill for already 1 week and started experiencing negative side effects to it. I was already cautious from reading others reviews and wanted to watch out and see what I might experience. They were so not good. I've have dealt with severe acne growing up and I have finally felt confident in my skin and body when I finally got it to go away. When I got on this pill I saw acne all over my face almost the next morning. I broke out everywhere. Then I've noticed I feel major bloating and have noticed I am way more emotional than usual. I am already a highly sensitive person and this pill was not right for me at all."

   
2.0

i hate this pill (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017

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For Birth Control "I'm 19 and I've been using Chateal for month on Sunday. I think the pill is great so far it's been a smooth transition. The only thing I would have to say about it, is that it delayed my normal period. Before I started the pill I was super regular and had a calendar to track my periods and I was about 5 days late when my period came, but I'm pretty sure that's normal when you body adjusts to the hormones. Nevertheless, it was a little scare and I kinda have bad headaches but I was told after month 3 they would go away so I'm not really worried. Overall this is a pill I would recommend, nothing out of the normal or too weird happened so far, so I'm pretty sure it can be trusted."

   
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Mtb123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've always had extremely heavy, long periods. My depression and anxiety would flare up the week prior and I would be exhausted the two days leading up to starting of it every month. I tried a few other birth controls in the past but either had suicidal thoughts or got pregnant. I opted for Chateal through an online service because well, frankly anything was better than what my body went through naturally. I've been on Chateal for over a year now. My depressive episodes are much farther apart and come on much slower. My bleeding lightened up over time from several super plus to maybe one regular and panty liners. No nausea as others reported and I take mine in the AM with food."

   
9.0

ChickBre April 27, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been taking this for about 6 or 7 months now and I don't think I will continue after I finish this pack. At first I would get very very nauseous at night before bed, making it a little difficult to fall asleep. My emotions are all over the place. I am super sensitive to everything, very easily irritated and oh my god I cry so much. I cry A LOT. I mean, I cry during commercials, those facebook videos about good samaritans or sick kids, during movies, or if someone says anything even just slightly mean to me. Sometimes, I cry for no reason at all. In fact, I'm crying right now as I'm writing this, and have been crying for the past 3 hours and I can't pin point exactly why. On the bright side, I am not pregnant, so it does do its job"

   
6.0

21 and Emotional (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 19, 2017

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome "I have been on birth control for 16 years now, Chateal for the past 6 months. This is the first pill that has actually lessened my bleeding and period pain. I have always had excessive bleeding and cramps (to the point I couldn't leave the house), this pill has changed all of that! I have PCOS and hypothyroidism, since taking this pill I have actually been able to lose 10 pounds. I would have given it 10/10 but I have been super emotional and cry a bit more than usual (commercials are the worst). No acne, no weight gain, no excessive bleeding, no cramps, no hair loss (as many reported), and the big one: I'm not pregnant!"

   
9.0

GypsyRainn (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2017

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