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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 2 reviews 40 medications
   
8.0
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 3 reviews 109 medications
   
5.7
Endometriosis 1 reviews 106 medications
   
5.0
Birth Control 32 reviews 300 medications
   
4.3
Summary of Falmina reviews 38 reviews 5.7

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For Birth Control "I've been taking luterra since 2014 then went to the generic brand avianne 28. Last month my pharmacy switch it to this brand. I haven't had acne since my teen years and this brand caused me to break out. The second side effect I experienced was if not every day then every other day I'd get very bad migraines. The only way I was able to connect my migraines to this brand of birth control was being on the 4th week/sugar pills. During this time I did not experience a migraine. I called my doctor told her my experience and found its when the pharmacy has run low on certain birth control. They use what's in stock and I called the pharmacy and told them of my experience. The pharmacy made a note and is able to divert that from happening to me again. "

Guitargirl11 September 7, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I've only been on falmina for 3 months and I'm on the fence about it. I'm having abnormal periods. They last almost two weeks now. My period comes the last week of the active pills and will last almost all 14 days. Acne hasn't been that bad so far but the nausea is pretty terrible. Doctor said to give it at least 6 months so we will see."

   
6.0

Fedup420 September 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "I had a terrible experience with Falmina. I moved to a new area where they didn't have the brand of birth control Aviane, so they switched me to Falmina. I had been taking Aviane for more than two years without any problem. Since starting Falmina, I've had terrible cystic acne all over my chin (I usually have clear skin). I've experienced terrible dryness and itchiness down there, and pain during sex with my husband. Emotionally, I'm usually very stable but I have been sluggish and feeling down since starting to take this medication. Since I put the pieces together I've decided to get off this medicine. I don't feel like myself at all!"

MGZ (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2017

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For Birth Control "Works great for me. No side effects at all and it's been effective as well."

   
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23degrees (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2017

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For Birth Control "READ THIS PLEASE!! I was taking falmina for only one month, on my last week of almost being done with the first pack, I started getting panic attacks, depression, and anxiety. I would cry for anything and started getting so much nausea, I couldn't even eat at all only drink water !! It's the most horrible symptoms I have ever experienced with birth control. I couldn't even be around my kids. I read this site and stories and didn't think it will happen to me, because I tried different birth control and this never happened !!"

   
1.0

Leslie chu (taken for less than 1 month) August 19, 2017

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome "I've been using this for about 8 months my periods up until the 6th month were regular some didn't come until the 3rd or 4th day on the placebo pills but then they got lighter and lighter this month I haven't bled at all it makes me nervous but I've heard this is normal. Other than that I've had no other issues."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was switched to this birth control and it was the absolute worst experience of my life. This pill had me in and out the hospital for 2 weeks. It started with headaches, depression then I started having numbness and tingling on my left side. I thought I was having a stroke. Felt as if a balloon was in my head. Dr's swore that I was on some type of street drug. I went from hospital to hospital for any one that could help me. I was at the point where I tried to commit suicide. Even now I still have side effects two yrs later. I've been on other pills before with no experience like this. The admitting hospital said it was absence seizures. But my OB believed me and knew what it was."

   
1.0

Crazy n GA July 22, 2017

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For Birth Control "This is effective in terms of keeping me from getting pregnant. I was a little upset my pharmacy gave me something new without telling me, but I tried it anyways. My previous bc didn't make me lose weight or gain weight. Made it constant unless I worked out it. This new bc I've been taking for three months now made me gain back weight that took me a long time to lose. I'm pretty upset. It makes me act out and more depressed than I am on random times. I'm more upset about it making me gain weight. I also break out a little more than usual. I already have bad acne, but I noticed I get it more often now. Either than that. No baby. No other side effects I noticed. I will be asking my pharmacy to change my bc when I am done with my last one."

   
4.0

BXL July 1, 2017

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For Birth Control "First, I have to say this birth control is very effective for what it is intended. My period is very regular; I always know the day it will come. After deciding with my then-boyfriend to have unprotected sex, it also never failed me. However, those are the only two good things I experienced. I was nauseous, anxious, and at times very depressed while on Falmina. Nausea was the worst symptom for me and heightened after drinking or not eating enough. At times, I'd be vomiting for hours straight. I can't be happier to be off this drug after what I've experienced."

   
3.0

J13 June 28, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've literally had the worst experience with this pill. I had been taking another birth control that got replaced by my pharmacy with this pill, however this one had a lot of side effects I had never experienced. I started experiencing major headaches, getting acne, becoming extremely depression, no sex drive at all, increased anxiety, and I was just overall moody and irritated at everything. I wish they would've never switched me to this generic version of the drug because this is way worse. I have never experienced such a terrible medicine. I do not recommend it."

   
2.0

doglover27 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 18, 2017

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For Birth Control "I'm 19, and I started taking this pill because I was sick of passing out from painful cramps and I had started having sex with my boyfriend like 8 months before and I was always afraid I'd get pregnant. This pill is quite effective, my cramps have most certainly subsided and I feel safe and comfortable having sex with my boyfriend. There is just one problem though: I have become very hysterical in situations where I should usually be more calm and collected. Lately when I get in arguments with my boyfriend over very little/petty things that used to not bug me as much, I end up screaming and sobbing hysterically. Also, about a week ago I stubbed my finger and reacted as though I had been stabbed. I screamed and cried for 30 mins."

   
9.0

ovo/xo May 11, 2017

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For Birth Control "Terrible experience. Had sore nipples, tightness in chest; abnormal bleeding as well as loss of sex drive. Was on this for almost 6 months and side effects did NOT subside"

   
1.0

navelle18 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 12, 2017

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For Birth Control "I started on this birth control 3 months ago and it has given me awful mood swings, and intense mood feelings. It made me feel depressed and then I'd switch to feeling great. Also, it gave me blood clots in my lungs. Don't take this birth control."

   
1.0

Britttttasco April 1, 2017

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I was prescribed Falmina bc I was having too many heavy periods and was anemic, and also because I always got bad cramps and headaches. The first month was fine but the second month it seemed to just stop working, I had horrible cramps, heavy bleeding and my hemoglobin (iron) levels have dropped. I'm constantly tired, and have lost all sense of self motivation. Also I'm getting significantly more breakouts than I ever have before."

   
2.0

Izziw March 26, 2017

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For Birth Control "Okay so I just wanted to update. This pill is killing my face. I literally have over 30 pimples on my face that are huge, red, cystic, and definitely 100% because of this pill. I never had acne like this. Also IT GAVE ME GINGIVITIS. I literally have GUM issues because this pill is so wacked out. I am a very mellow person and recently I have been having the worst anxiety and it's definitely because of this. Today was my last pill so hopefully everything will start to go back to normal."

   
1.0

alexagain2323 March 18, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have only been on Falmina for about 2 months but I'm switching soon due to the ridiculous amount of cystic acne it has caused. I'm prone to acne anyway, but this put it through the roof. I never got chin or cheek acne until this product. The up side it besides that I have no other side effects. My mood is good, no nausea or headaches, and I think it's slowed my hair growth. Most of the problems I've heard about this birth control have to do with skin so if you're not acne prone then I would recommend it."

   
4.0

Alexxxx2323 March 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "I'm 18 years old and I started this birth control 3 months ago. I went on birth control specifically for my acne and my irregular periods. This birth control did the exact opposite of helping my acne. In the beginning I broke out extremely on my forehead and hair line. They aren't even pimples just huge bumps and you can't do anything about. It is my 3rd month taking it and I'm still breaking out. I absolutely do not recommend this birth control for the use of acne. However, this did make my period very consistent, extremely light, and barely any cramps"

   
4.0

DallPall (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 14, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was taking another birth control pill for a couple years and never had any side effects from it. Then, a couple weeks ago I went to get a refill and the pharmacy said that the pill I was taking had been replaced by Falmina. They said it had the same ingredients as the last pill I had been taking. The first week of taking this new pill, I bought everything was normal, then within the second week I started getting really angry and sad, etc. I also started spotting, which I never did between periods before. I've even been extremely tired and haven't had any energy in the past couple weeks. I was not expecting any of these side effects since I thought there was not a difference in medication, but the crazy mood swings and tiredness terrible."

   
3.0

Makes me moody (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2017

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For Birth Control "I switched BC because I was worried about being on depo for 8 years. First I switched to the arm implant and delt with the month long bleeding and hormonal changes for almost a year before finally being put on falmina. Yes, I did bleed 7+ days the first placebo week but by the second I was already seeing improvement. Now this also happened to corrolate with me finally conquering my decade long opiate addiction so I'm not sure how much of my mood swings were attributed to that or the BC but the mood swings were intense. Yes, I got super anxious and depressed but when I found something that made me happy it felt as if the happiness permeated my entire being. Sexually active with my man everyday for a year with no protection, still no baby"

   
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v4loi5 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 24, 2016

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For Birth Control "In my experience this has worked wonderfully! I have no problems with weight, if anything I feel like it helps me loose weight, I've had no problems just the usual symptoms when your first start taking it. This birth control is really effective. If any accidents happen you'll be fine, there's plenty of times I thought I would get pregnant but it worked and my period came. I really have nothing bad to say and I'll continue to take it, even if u don't take it at exactly 9:00pm for an example, and u take it a little later you'll be fine just as long as you take one each day. Hope this helped, I recommend (:"

   
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Njk (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 22, 2016

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For Birth Control "My gyn put me on Aviane... So I was taking that for only a month, and for my second month I had switched to a different pharmacy location and they didn't have Aviane but instead they gave me Falmina stating it generic for Aviane. My first month on it, I experienced no side effects which kinda scared me cause I thought it wasn't working. But now I'm in my second month and I thought I continued to be side effect free until I've become crazy depressed, angry, irrational, anxiety, and I blamed it all on the fact that it is the end of my semester so I have a ton of finals and stuff to worry about. But as I was just taking my BC I decided to check the reviews just because... and almost everyone is experiencing these same side effects."

   
6.0

StacSavs December 14, 2016

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For Birth Control "I have had a large variety of problems with birth control. My first bc, Tri Linyah, depressed me to no extent, gave me mega cramps, heavy periods and made me feel sick everyday. I switched to Falmina after being on that for 6 months and it was amazing how normal I felt again. My mood swings were under control and I could fully function theough my day without have to feel ill. I recently have been switched to Orsythia and, even though it's only been a month on it, I can tell it's leading right to depression. I'm switching back to Falmina immediately. I wanted to share my experience because Falmina was a god send for me and I wanted to give more insight than the negative reviews gave. Everyone responds differently. Find what works for you :)"

   
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sc813 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 7, 2016

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For Birth Control "I HATE this Birth Control! I was on a different kind that my body finally adjusted to when all of a sudden the pharmacy I went to switched me to this without any warning. I was upset! They claimed that it has the same ingredients. I'm almost In my 3rd month of taking it and I get dizzy, weak, tired and nauseous. I hate it so much! I also feel irritated and a lot of anxiety. I never had these side affects. I will be getting off of this. It's horrible and makes life miserable."

   
1.0

Unko October 2, 2016

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For Birth Control "I was on this birth control for about 4 months. While I did not get pregnant, I got a side effect that I've never gotten with any other type of birth control. I got a condition called melasma or cholasma. It is just a hyperpigmentation of your skin. Mine is located on my forehead and upper lip. It is so horrible, I look like I have a mustache. I've been a few different birth controls for about 9 years and switched for various reasons but I have never experienced anything like this. My GYN told me this was not a listed side effect of this medication so she was surprised. But it happened to me so I just want to prevent it from happening to others. It's extremely embarrassing and takes months to go away."

   
2.0

Taylor24 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2016

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For Birth Control "I was on this pill for a little over 3 months and this pill made my life hell! The only good thing about this pill is I didn't get pregnant, but this pill made me extremely depressed and very irritable. The last month I was on the pill I had my period for 3 weeks and it was still continuing when I switched to my new birth control, and the month before I had my period or 10 days. I would not recommend this birth control to anyone!"

   
1.0

Lizzy12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 22, 2016

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