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For Birth Control "Initially wanted to go back on the pill because I experience pretty severe PMS symptoms within the 10 days or so leading up to my period that really prevent me from my normal, everyday functions, due to a hormonal imbalance. Tried to stick it out for a little over 2 weeks but then couldn’t take it anymore. Was constantly tired, depressed and anxious within the first few days. Experienced severe mood swings at the start of week 2, crying for no reason and then suddenly would get angry and snap. Had insane acne and cravings from the start that I couldn’t resist, leading to a solid 10lb weight gain and painful blemishes, which only made the depression worse. Felt so self conscious and didn’t have the motivation to work out, which is something I love to do daily, during the entirety of my experience. Needless to say, probably some of the worst weeks I’ve experienced in a while. Started to return back to normal within a few days of stopping."

Ng123 October 5, 2018

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "My 14 year old daughter was taking this pill for almost a month and it sent her to the hospital since her doctor wouldn't see her. She had severe head aches, feeling nauseous, and feeling tired all the time. It wasn't until her dad read the reviews and figured out that her symptoms we're for the birth control pills."

None (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2018

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For Birth Control "I’ve been on this pill for a good year and a 1/2 or so. I started because after having my 2nd daughter, I hadn’t gotten my period for a year. She was exclusively breast feed as was her older sister (got my period back with her at 10 months old). So it’s been very effective in preventing pregnancy and I have had no bad side effects until recently. Within the past 3-4 months, I’ve noticed I’ve been having mood swings, emotional outbursts and horrible migraines (which historically I’ve never had), decreased libido (hubs works a lot now so no big deal), dizziness and fogginess. Throughout the course of using, I did notice depressive emotions. I’ve now been off for about 1.5 weeks and my headaches are lessened and I’m noticing positive mood changes however, my uterus and lower back are in mild discomfort and pain. My appetite has also gone back to normal so no overeating lol. I want my girls to have a happy mama."

   
8.0

Mimi (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 26, 2018

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For Birth Control "pros: short periods, no mood swings, no acne, increase sex drive Cons: ~10 lbs of weight gained over a couple of months"

   
8.0

22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 26, 2018

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For Birth Control "I was only on this pill for two weeks and immediately discontinued use due to massive weight gain (10lbs to be exact), mild nausea daily that was similar to morning sickness that lasted all day, headaches all day everyday, and the kicker, IMMENSE chest pain. My friend passed away from a PE directly related to this pill last month (per the coroner). She was 32. DO NOT TAKE THIS."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2018

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For Birth Control "Got my period weeks early, I feel tired all the time. I’m currently experiencing the worst headache, I've ever had in my life! I highly advise AGAINST taking this birth control!!"

   
1.0

Lys September 7, 2018

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For Birth Control "I started this birth control pill after removing the Mirena. I was given this pill as the generic to what my ob/gyn prescribed. I wish I would've left it at the pharmacy! This is the WORST PILL EVER!!!!! Let's start with mood swings, weight gain, tender breast, depression, decreased sex drive and edema. I would NEVER recommend. I discontinued after being on the pill for 1.5 months. I actually stopped taking birth control pills all together to allow my body a chance to get back to normal. This by far was the WORST experience with birth control."

   
1.0

Smash1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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For Birth Control "First time on BC and got prescribed this, the first couple of weeks were fine. I was advised to skip the white pills since I had planned a vacation. I spotted for a week straight then started bleeding. It's been 2 weeks now 3 weeks total and I am still dealing with it. I have no other issues than longest period I have ever had and on and off cramps. Waiting to see if this changes on the third month or if I may need to switch or maybe stay off BC all together."

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2018

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For Birth Control "On my third month of lessina. Hasn’t cleared up my acne yet like I hoped but so far this is a good birth control. I had spotting the first month and now my period is super light, almost non existent, which is a plus. Duration went from 5 days when I wasn’t on any birth control to now maybe 3 days. Hoping in the next coming months my acne stars to clear but I definitely recommend this birth control"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2018

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For Birth Control "My doctor has originally put me on Aviane but Walgreens gave me the generic brand which was something else. They then stopped giving me that and switched me to Lessina. Which I was taking for about a year. It was working great. I had no bad side effects. Wasn’t affecting my mental health. I’m actually trying to switch back to this now. Since I finished all of my refills I went to a different doctor to get the same prescription. But they gave me Vienva. I’ve been taking it for two months now and it’s made me really sad. Unmotivated."

   
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Mon August 6, 2018

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For Birth Control "WORST BC EVER! I had used this after giving birth to my son. I would get really bad nausea that would last a week and would make me think I'm pregnant every month, it would do that then I would get my period. I've had horrible depressed thoughts and just horrible horrible experience with this pill. I didn't gain or lose weight Did have some acne blotches every now and then"

   
2.0

Jackz (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 31, 2018

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For Birth Control "I’ve been on Lessina for quite some time now.. I’m currently 18. I work out about 3 days a week and have regular eating habits, etc etc. From my experience so far, Lessina has been effective for birth control purposes (hopefully). However, I’ve noticed that over the course of taking the pills I’ve had frequent headaches, bloating, increased sex drive, and I haven’t seen anyone else with this problem, oh and but my hair is thinning out too. Of course, I can’t be 100% it’s because of Lessina but since I’ve started taking it, my hair has thinned very much to the point where I have to color in spots with makeup and whatnot. Other than that, my eating habits are completely normal, my period is regular, and I don’t have a significant change in emotional behavior like many others. Good luck :)"

   
8.0

Yeliah (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 23, 2018

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For Birth Control "I've been on it for a month and so far I've gotten 2 period that lasted for 8-10 days and I know its because my body isn't used to it but hopefully it gets normal in about 2 more months. If not I'm switching to a different birth control"

   
6.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 20, 2018

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For Birth Control "I started taking it due to heavy periods and HORRIBLE cramps. I’ve been currently taking it for 3 months. The only side effect I’ve gotten is bad nausea on the plus side my periods are now regular and I get NO cramps at all"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 9, 2018

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For Birth Control "I was recently switched to Lessina due to my other brand giving my constant anxiety and sadness. The first week of taking Lessina I felt so great and hopeful that it wouldn’t bring the side effects in which I read in the reviews. Once the second week came along it was rock bottom. I took one pack in total because I was trying to give it a chance but I had to the back to my doctor to get it changed. It was the worse panic attacks and depression I have ever felt even comparing my last birth control to it. I would cry so much that I would have to throw up, I couldn’t breath or control my panic attacks at all. I’m giving it 3 stars because It actually helped clear up my skin and I didn’t gain weight like many have said, so that was a positive. I highly do NOT recommend this birth control if you have any bad history of mood swings with other birth controls."

   
3.0

Jamie July 8, 2018

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For Birth Control "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."

   
9.0

Nesa (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 1, 2018

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For Birth Control "I've been taking Lessina for about 4 months now. I used to take seasonique for whatever reason they prescribed me awful birth control insead. I'm so moody and literally hate the world and myself. I cry all the time honestly have the worst mood swings I've ever experienced. I stay so depressed that all I do is want to lay in bed and cry or sleep. I've gained 20lbs from this and got some acne. I constantly have the worst crushing migraines I've ever had in my life. Just all around worst experience. It work s for preventing pregnancy but it's not worth the emotional state it leaves you in."

   
1.0

Elliemay June 30, 2018

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For Birth Control "I took this pill for two weeks. On the 14th day I was ready to seriously harm myself. I had a complete emotional breakdown. I went to the ER and was prescribed anxiety pills and told to immediately discontinue this pill. I seen the reviews and got worried but I have never had a problem on any other pill. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PILL TO ANYONE!!! IT SHOULDN'T BE AN OPTION FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN THOSE ALREADY TAKING IT!"

   
1.0

MrsWhims (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2018

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For Birth Control "I started Lessina about 2 months ago. I really like it. It has stopped my period altogether. My acne has gone away completely. I’m very happy with it."

   
9.0

Melissa (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2018

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For Birth Control "I’ve been on this pill for about a year. When I first started I had irregular spotting for about a month and then my period began to come regularly. After about 4 months my moods swings have been on 100. During that time of the month I do get cystic acne in the chin area. On the bright side I am not pregnant, which is a plus! One down side is that the pharmacy I use was out of stock for a couple of days, which could have gotten me pregnant but I’m glad I was able to hold out until I have taken the pill for a week straight."

   
5.0

Bri (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 9, 2018

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For Birth Control "Based on my experience with this pill so far (3 months) I would not recommend it. I get very nauseous after taking and have had a low mood (tired and depressed). I also get indigestion now which I never had prior to taking."

   
1.0

Ash (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 7, 2018

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For Birth Control "I’ve been taking this birth control for almost a year. When I first started on it, I would have random bleeding that seemed to last three weeks. When my bleeding finally regulated, I started feeling super bloated, so much so that I took a pregnancy test and guess what it turns out I’m pregnant. Not far along enough to cause bloating, but I know I didn’t miss a pill. Surprise!"

   
1.0

Kjo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 28, 2018

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For Ovarian Cysts "I began taking this pill after my insurance company sent this medication to my pharmacy instead of my Luthera. When I first started this pill pack I didn't notice anything yet, but at the end of the second week I missed a pill and then had break through bleeding for three weeks straight. I also began noticing severe mood swings and mood changes, breast swelling and tenderness, and pretty consistent bloating. I thought I would give it one more to see if my body just needed to adjust, but all the symptoms remained throughout the next month, aside from spotting a little less frequently, but the mood swings got 10x worse at the end of the month when I was on the inactive pill and my everyday anxiety increased substantially as well. I couldn't handle the side effects from this and simply had to have my pharmacy order me the Luthera."

   
1.0

M April 10, 2018

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For Birth Control "Switched ob/gyns this past fall and she recommended Lessina since I’m now over 40 and didn’t need as many hormones (in the Dr’s opinion). I’ve always had an effective skin care regimen so I was totally freaked out when I developed ridiculous acne within 1-2 months of switching. I’ve also gained at least 10 or more pounds since I began the pill. I also read how some users felt sadness/depression and I’m wondering if a few blue episodes I’ve had may have been brought on by the pill. Hmm. On the up side, I did notice the increase in sex drive and the periods seemed to be short and smooth (no PMS, no cramps). Finally called the doc last week to complain so I’ve swallowed my last one. Really wish I’d had the sense to Google this pill sooner. Never again. I’ll be researching my new script too as soon as I get it. I’ve been off and on the pill since my teens and never once had this many textbook side effects. Geez."

   
3.0

3M (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 9, 2018

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For Birth Control "Was on this birth control for four months. I am a pretty optimistic look on the bright side happy girl, but this stuff completely changed that. I became very moody, very grey. Very depressed for no reason. It worked but the side effects were not worth it. It made my head feel very cloudy and made me feel like I was stuck in my head. I ran out of my fourth month and didn’t have a chance to go get a refill right away, which turned into a huge blessing. My head started to become clear and I began to feel like myself again. Needless to say I will be looking for a new bc."

   
5.0

Anonymous April 5, 2018

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