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User Reviews for Lessina to treat Birth Control

Lessina has an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 from a total of 98 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 34% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 49% reported a negative effect.

Lessina Rating Summary

4.6/10 average rating

98 ratings from 104 user reviews.

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Reviews for Lessina

t July 11, 2019

“I realized after trying about three different birth control pills I never really had side effects from any of them except for my first one which gave me acne. This pill cleared up all my acne and I realized to not trust the reviews on birth control websites because if you think about it the only time people are going to write a review about their birth control is if it’s not working for them. People don’t get on these websites to talk about how great they are for them. I’m not having any issues with Lessina as I’m sure most people are this birth-control is fine”

9 / 10
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sicario August 31, 2019

“I've been taking Lessina for like 3 or 4 months now and its been totally great and I have had no problems really. The only negative I could think of is the sliiightest weight gain but I don't mind it at all because its literally so minor. Other than that nothing has changed and I haven't had any side effects. It didn't make my period any lighter. Best of luck to you! <3 some of these comments are pretty gruesome so I thought I'd add in my positive experience!”

9 / 10
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Lala3345 January 6, 2021

“Let me remind you that everyone's body is different and every time you begin a new birth control, it can take about 3 months before you fully adjust to it. So don't get anxious about the bad reviews. I began this pill because I would get hives a week before my period, insane acne breakouts on my back, & cramps all the time. I've been on this pill for a month & I can feel the difference this pill has made already. I have experienced simple symptoms like nausea but the nausea doesn't bother me. I noticed that it has reduced my appetite but not dangerously. I just find myself snacking less! Also, my sex drive has not gone (which is a first with birth control). I have a history of anxiety (GAD & OCD with panic attacks) & this pill hasn't made me more anxious. If anything, I feel that it improved my mood & balances my hormones perfectly. I'm confident that the symptoms I have experienced will minimize within that 3 month period. So give your body & the pill some time!”

9 / 10
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Lynne · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 24, 2019

“DO NOT TAKE THIS PILLS! I use to take Lutera and it was great for me but the pharmacy ran out when it was time to refill and they gave Lessina. They said it was the same active ingredient. At first I hesitated. I should've listened to my instinct. I have been having anxiety, mood swings, irritability, can’t focus, even had to take off from work and fatigue, insomnia. Its horrible! Im so mad that the pharmacy gave me Lessina.”

1 / 10
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Natalie · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 28, 2019

“I started taking Lessina birthcontrol pill a few years ago. I like the fact that my periods are a lot shorter and not as heavy. However, I caught myself experiencing terrible mood swings, and I always feel hungry and bloated. I started getting bipolar episodes as others have shared on this site. I didn't realize that it was because of birth control. I am always at EDGE and dislike how I feel so antsy all the time. Recently I noticed my hair has been thinning out and I've been loosing SO much! I got tested for thyroid and other things and my results came back normal. I am not currently taking any medication. therefore this must be the reason. I highly suggest trying other options. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. It is upsetting being a woman in my early 30's and having thinning hair, anxiety, and irritability.”

2 / 10
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Ria August 1, 2019

“I’ve been on this birth control for about a year now and I really do like it. I was very scared at first because I saw so many bad reviews and got very anxious when I first started taking it. The truth is I never felt any horrible side affects but I did gain a bit of weight since I did notice I was starting to eat more and more. I know every body is different and I guess I was very fortune to not have any of the intense side effects many on this post were saying about.”

9 / 10
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cassie · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 18, 2021

“I have been taking this birth control since June or July of 2020. This birth control hasn’t really done much to me. I think it may have made me a but aggressive but I was already aggressive at first. I didn’t gain weight, I actually lost some. This pill has made me somewhat emotional but I do believe most pills do do that. I have not tried any other types of birth control except this one and I am happy from the results.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 3, 2020

“This birth control is the only birth control (thus far) that doesn't give me side effects. I am so happy I came across this medication because I can still enjoy intimacy in my long term relationship. I did have nausea the first 3 days of taking it but it subsided. However, I notice if I skip the sugar pills and go to the new pack, I get migraines. That's a simple fix by taking the whole pack rather than skipping to the next one. I was originally on Aviane but my insurance switched the brands. According to pharmacists, they are essentially the same thing. I'm very sensitive to hormones and I had no problems switching.”

10 / 10
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k · Taken for less than 1 month October 12, 2020

“I began taking Lessina last month and I DO NOT RECOMMEND! The first few weeks I had a consistent headache. Secondly my appetite largely increased. Then I was very very emotional! I am having breakdowns over everything that happened. My anxiety has been way worse and so have my intrusive thoughts. I thought for sure I at least won't have a bad period. WRONG! this has been the worst period I've had in years! Such heavy bleeding, nausea which caused me to have a panic attack, chills, headaches, the whole 9 yards. Please do not take this medicine.”

1 / 10
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Daisy97 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 2, 2020

“I have been taking this for about 3 to 4 months. I was honestly more excited for the shortening of my periods and them being slightly less heavy to really weigh how the medication was effecting other aspects of my health. I am already being treated for depression and anxiety, but noticed that during the week approaching menstruation, I would have intense depressive symptoms and thoughts. I would become extremely overwhelmed and disconnected. I had hoped my body would adjust, but it has only gotten worse. I don't think this will be the case for e everyone, but I did think it was important to share since some places claim no research for, but a lot of reviews about, these types of side effects. I will not be continuing with this product.”

1 / 10
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jvuko · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 14, 2020

“I have been on this birth control for about 3 months now. The first month was fine. Last month I started developing horrible boob pain and veins coursing all over them. Then I noticed spider veins on my hips and then on my butt. I have occasional leg pains. I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I also have headaches, occasional nausea, lacking motivation, really bad appetite changes (one day super hungry, next day don’t wanna eat), starting to feel depressed and anxiety increasing by a ton. I just feel generally tired and am thinking of switching pills.”

4 / 10
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Jane · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 5, 2020

“I loved this pill. My periods were only 5 days, pretty light, and I only cramped on the first day. I took it for about two years and only had a problem when I accidentally missed one pill and spotted until my next period. The one side effect I did have was migraines. Other than that it worked perfectly for me and I would take it again.”

8 / 10
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Mh2215 · Taken for less than 1 month September 24, 2020

“I’ve only been taking Lessina for a week and it has genuinely been the worst week of my life. It took me until today to realize it was my birth control. I’ve had anxiety/depression for as long as I can remember but the suicidal thoughts I’ve had this week have been nothing like I have ever experienced. I’ve cried constantly and randomly for no reason. My poor boyfriend has tried to help. I threw up last night, haven’t been eating, I’m nauseous all the time. I will not be ingesting this pill a single day more. I genuinely almost checked myself into a mental institution and I fully believe it has to do with this pill.”

1 / 10
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Meg · Taken for less than 1 month August 25, 2019

“I have never struggled with acne in my life, and I have been on three different birth controls that have never caused breakouts. Lessina, however, had me with a face COVERED in small pimples (with a couple massive cystic ones as well) after the first 3 days of using it. The acne only got worse as I kept taking more pills in the pill pack. I’m stopping this immediately. Seriously, I had CLEAR skin before, not a single pimple, and now I have pimples ALL OVER my face, chest, back, and arms. I didn’t even know that was possible over the course of three days!!! Oh man I wish I could insert pictures. Stay away if you are looking for a birth control to help clear your skin!!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous February 29, 2012

“This birth control has gotten bad reviews and it scared me when my doctor perscribed me to it. I've been taking it for a month. I'm moody but I haven't spotted or gained weight. I'm pretty sure my sex drive has increased. I haven't really gotten any side effects. I hope it stays that way.”

8 / 10
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S · Taken for less than 1 month March 18, 2021

“I’ve taken Lessina for 1 month. My mood/outlook on life changed after 1 week. I feel awful emotionally. It’s so hard to get out of bed in the morning. It’s like my life went from color to black and white. The only change in life is this pill. I do NOT recommend it!”

1 / 10
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Barbara · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 10, 2019

“I’ve been on this Lessina birth control pill or about a year. At first, I did have slight headaches, but they eventually went away. I do think it has increased my likeliness to get UTIs though. Overall, I gained about 20 lbs in a year, but it all went to my thighs and butt. I would say this is great and will continue on it.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 26, 2020

“Horrible. I have been spotting non stop for 2 weeks now. Mood swings, crying spells, increased depression, sweating, weight gain and bloating. I tried to stick it out for 2 months but I am stopping this OCP asap.”

1 / 10
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M · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 16, 2019

“Do not take this birth control!!! I had been put on this birth control a couple years ago, absolutely hated it, went to planned Parenthood to change back to my other birth control, and rite aid lost my perscription for the good birth control and now I’ve been stuck with Lessina again for almost a year. I’ve had my period for about a month straight on Lessina, it does nothing for cramps, causes headaches, mood swings, terrible anxiety, please do not take Lessina, I couldn’t think of a worse birth control.”

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big sad · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 9, 2019

“I’ve been taking Lessina for about 7 and a half weeks. Ever since I started it, I have had a non-stop period, currently heavy, which is so disappointing because the downsides are not worth it. My acne has greatly improved. I was previously diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and being on this medication has lead me to become paranoid for no reason and has lead me to develop really dark thoughts along with suffering severe depression and anxiety (I am medicated for depression and was fine before I started taking this pill). I have also experienced heavy mood swings and bipolar episodes.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 20, 2021

“I have been on Lessina for about 5 months now & I have definitely noticed a difference. My periods are shorter and lighter (a huge reason why I went on birth control in the first place is because I'm anemic & my periods were horrible). As many others have said, the migraines do happen often, but all my life I have been getting headaches regularly so it's nothing different. My skin has cleared up and I only have minor break outs due to wearing a mask (for COVID) & not the birth control. I experienced slight weight gain & my boobs grew which I was kinda happy about lol. Recently I missed a pill and spotted until my period started but it wasn't too bad. Definitely experience moody episodes before my period which I never experienced before but I will not be switching brands anytime soon because I'm happy with how it has been treating my periods.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 4, 2020

“Wow was shocked to come on here and find so many women experiencing the same things taking this Lessina medication. I thought it was just me. I as well since taking this birth control for three months and I have also experienced crying spells and emotional PMS symptoms to the max while taking this medication. Now that I know it’s not just me I’m done.”

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Rjmm · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 7, 2021

“I’ve been on this birth control for about 4 months now. It started ok with almost no side effects, however, since the second month my anxiety and obsessive thoughts have gotten really bad. I could be considered a very happy person, I’ve never had anxiety or these kind of thoughts before and now I’m just an emotional mess that I cannot recognize. I tried working out, eating better and just putting my things in order to see if maybe that was causing it, but after looking and looking for other reasons to justify my mood, irritability and anxiety, I came to this pill as my last conclusion. I did not have other side effects, very sore boobs if anything. I didn’t get pregnant which is positive (?), didn’t get nausea and had headaches only for a couple of weeks when starting. Don’t get scared if you want or need to try it though, it is birth control and it works different for everybody. It might work for you. Good luck out there ladies!!”

2 / 10
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Jade May 5, 2021

“DO NOT TAKE THIS PILL!!!!!! Since I took this pill, I've been experiencing terrible anxiety and bipolar. It is horrible. I never experienced such condition, but now I keep thinking about negative thoughts and crying for no reason. And it's been less than 2 weeks! It's insane. And since 10th days, I got yeast infection, and now I got urinary infection and spotting. Honestly, I don't understand why this medicine is still allowed. It's literally so awful for me.”

1 / 10
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Nesa · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 1, 2018

“I have taken Lessina for only 2 months. I was so scared of trying it because of all the negative comments on it, but for me I have no side effects whatsoever! I get emotional when I'm going through PMS but that's 100% normal for me. I take mine before I go to bed (I work overnights) so at 9am so if I do get nauseous, I don't feel it at all. I haven't gained weight, normal PMS acne, no crazy mood swings. It feels like I'm not taking anything at all! I give it a 9 because I'm not sure how effective it is yet lol. But I'll find out soon lol.”

9 / 10
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