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User Reviews for Ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel to treat Premenstrual Syndrome

Also known as: Vienva, Seasonique, Seasonale, Aviane, Lutera, Lessina, Levora, Larissia, Kurvelo, Sronyx, Marlissa, Altavera, Balcoltra, Portia, Twirla, Introvale, Falmina, Ashlyna, Trivora, Camrese, Enpresse, Setlakin, Amethyst, Daysee, Levlen, LoSeasonique, Chateal, CamreseLo, Jolessa, Rivelsa, Amethia, Simpesse, Orsythia, Levonest, Sylevia, Amethia Lo, Delyla, Aubra EQ, Lillow, Quartette, Ayuna, Lo Simpesse, Fayosim, LoJaimiess, Cerinta, Jaimiess, Afirmelle Elifemme Dolishale Myzilra Iclevia Tyblume Chateal EQ Aubra …show all brand names

Ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 15 ratings for the treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome. 40% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 60% reported a negative effect.

Ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel Rating Summary

4.5/10 average rating

15 ratings from 13 user reviews.

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Reviews for Ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel

MsInternet · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 10, 2020

Falmina (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “I’m starting my 3rd month on this pill and am using it treat PMDD. I take the pills continuously, only the active ones. The first two weeks I had a few mood swings (nothing like PMDD, so manageable), chills, and nausea rarely. I used to get menstrual migraines every month and still do, but am hoping those go away as my body adjusts. I’ve been spotting for 2-3 weeks and hope that will go away too. Most importantly, I haven’t had PMDD in two months!! This is life changing and the side effects of spotting and one pimple here and there are 100% worth it to me.”

9 / 10
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Riri September 5, 2019

Chateal (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “This helped my PMDD, however it makes sex painful no matter how much lubrication I use. It also caused me to develop post-coital dysphoria which I never experienced before I went on the pill. This pill also lowers libido which can be positive or negative depending on who you are..”

8 / 10
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mimi · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 26, 2019

Chateal (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “Chateal has helped my PMDD so much. I do not take the placebos, so don't get much withdrawal bleeding. It can kill your sex drive though.”

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SheyDall November 15, 2014

LoSeasonique (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “I have taken it for years. No more moodiness, no more depression, no more pain, no more bloating, no more bleeding. Life is fantastic. It does make my rosacea worse, I do have to take a water pill with it, and I do have decreased sex drive. However, sex is more fun and more frequent because I feel so much better! SO much better.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 29, 2011

LoSeasonique (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “I have been on birth control pills for 26 years and switched to LoSeasonique to help with PMS that gets worse as I get older. Half way through the first 3 month pack, I stopped taking it because of hair loss, headaches, breast tenderness, fatigue and weight gain. ”

1 / 10
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Alysena cured my PMS · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 29, 2015

“I was on Alysena for PMDD and one month the pharmacy gave me Alesse instead. I don't know why, but I felt worse and it was immediate. Technically they are the same, but I can say that for me, I felt very paranoid and anxious. No thanks. But please know that Alysena cured my PMDD. I was almost at the end of my rope when I started it, and then the emotional symptoms I%u2019d had for years disappeared. My particular hormonal imbalance was completely righted by this medication. I really hope other women out there who are suffering will consider it and get some relief.”

10 / 10
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Jodi12345378910 August 8, 2013

“I was having issues controlling severe PMS/PMDD. Every thing that goes along with PMS to the extreme (depression and irritability) every month like clock work 7-10 days before I would start. I tried everything so I decided to give the birth control pill a shot. I'm on my 6th month and my pms is sooo much better. It's almost non existent. The one negative I experienced was that the first month I threw up a lot the first day and slowly got better over the next three days, the second and third months I experienced mild nausea and fatigue (flu like). After that the only thing I notice is that every month when I start a new pack the first 5 days I'm extremely fatigued like I've never felt before. Good trade off to get rid of PMS though.”

8 / 10
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Angela0864 January 29, 2016

“I started taking Orsythia 2.5 weeks ago. First time being on birth control to help with my PMDD. I couldn't imagine this being possible, but this medication makes me feel worse than my PMDD. For a week now, (I'm assuming due to the medicine finally taking into effect), I have been depressed, nauseous all day every day, crying constantly, no appetite, terrible stomach aches after eating anything, migraine, unable to focus, dizzy, bleeding for the past 7 days, and deep acne also has inflicted pain on my face which I never get. I mean, I had no idea life could be so miserable. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND to my worst enemy. My friend, however, has taken this for a few months now and seems perfectly fine. So who knows.”

1 / 10
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MusicalMommy February 20, 2017

“I started on this pill after I had both of my children, and was experiencing terrible mood swings before my period would start. For the first 6 months I bled almost constantly, despite being told not to take the placebo pills. I was switched to the generic Camrese, and finally felt semi- normal with no spotting and no mood swings. My pharmacy recently switched to Mylan's generic, and it is AWFUL. I have gained 5 pounds in a month (I am an Ironman athlete and I eat very healthy, so this is unusual and disturbing), I am depressed and anxious, I have painful cysts on my underarms and vaginal area, and I have very low sex drive. The pharmacy switched me back to Camrese, but if conditions don't improve, I'm going off this medication.”

2 / 10
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Karla jay February 2, 2017

Chateal (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “When I first took these I had no problems I ran out and switched back to microgestrin once I ran out of those I started back taking chateal let's just say it's horrible I got them December 19 2016 and started having this sticky white discharge then came the spotting I have not stopped spotting g since then it's now February I went from a 38 D bra to a 40 double D all my clothes are to small because my hips and butt is getting so big my once flat stomach is even getting a pouch I didn't get acne because I don't have acne prone skin but my sex drive does not exist I've had vaginal dryness and I feel very aggressive and irritated quickly I'm not sexually active right now so I think I'll cool it on the pills my blood pressure even went up”

3 / 10
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J.M.J. · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 29, 2017

“I went on Orsythia to try co control my relatively severe PMDD. I'd read that it gave people nausea, which was par for the course of most birth controls, but this was extreme. I couldn't eat anything except for maybe one small meal a day in the morning and a protein shake before I went to bed. As someone with a history of disordered eating, this was scary to me. Then, I had a pretty extreme jump in my anxiety levels, like to the point that I was having at least one panic attack a day. I finally got off of it and within days people said I was back to acting like myself instead of an anxious zombie. Do not recommend.”

1 / 10
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Nickilurz December 31, 2016

“I was prescribed Seasonique to combat my premenstrual symptoms. I used to get extremely depressed and suicidal in the few days before my period (while still on BC) so my doctor thought it would be a good idea to have me take 3 month birth control with no placebo pills so I wouldn't have my period. The first month was fine, no huge mood disturbances that I noticed and my face broke out a lot but I was hopeful still for the emotional benefits. After that month, I started getting very depressed and eventually started a full blown horribly heavy period about a month and a half in. I never skipped a pill. After 12 days of my period I went back to the doctor and she put me on Yaz, but this period will not let up, even now at 21 days in.”

1 / 10
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PMDD patient · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 18, 2019

“I have severe PMDD, including uncontrollable crying, suicidal depression, and even some mania. These meds (Falmina, Delyla) really did help me. However they did make my blood pressure go up. Different generics and formulations will be slightly different. I had less discomfort from the high blood pressure on Falmina than Delyla, for example. I have tried going off this med twice, and twice now I've gotten back on it because my PMDD noticeably came back after I stopped. I've had to weigh the cost of the high blood pressure versus suicidal mania. My doctor added Lisinopril for the blood pressure and I am much more comfortable now. It's not a perfect solution but I absolutely can't go without it.”

8 / 10
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Tried&lookingtoquit · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 2, 2016

LoSeasonique (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “This pill was to be my rescue from painful periods but I have only enjoyed 1 mth period free and I am on my second 90 day pack! I have had my period (spotting) for 1 month straight. I am skipping the placebos, but no guarantees that the spotting will stop. I may just have to go on a monthly because the appeal of this pill is quickly losing my interest.”

2 / 10
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Livchav February 16, 2018

Chateal (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel): “This wrecked my mood completely. I had the worst PMS I've had since I started my period. It is overall awful!”

1 / 10
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Dani M. October 13, 2015

“My gyno prescribed this birth control to help me manage extreme PMS symptoms. I experienced cramps from the medication and I think it made my PMS worst. I stopped taking it.”

2 / 10
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