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User Reviews for Levlen to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Levlen has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. 75% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 25% reported a negative effect.

Levlen Rating Summary

7.5/10 average rating

8 ratings from 9 user reviews.

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Shannon April 22, 2020

“My doctor recommended this birth control pill (Levlen) to me because of my heavy cramping and acne (46 years old). I am on my 5th pack of this pill. If I had read the reviews before I started, I probably never would’ve started. So my advice to people is every pill is going to work differently for each person, so try what your doctor recommends. This pill has changed my life, my periods were so heavy that it caused me to be dangerously anemic. I got anxious during my cycle because they were so heavy, that I couldn’t go an hour without having to change my pad AND tampon. Now my periods are super light, and last only about two days and I no longer have cramping. I’ve had acne my entire life up until 4 months ago, I hardly break out at all, my skin looks great and I’m no longer getting the hormonal cystic acne on my chin that I would get monthly!! I have gained about 6 pounds. But I can’t necessarily say it’s from the pill. I hope you all find what works for you!! Good luck ladies!!”

9 / 10
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Naina · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 16, 2020

“I had painful periods my whole life and for about 11 years, I went from doctor to doctor trying different pain medications , herbal medicines and undertaking multiple ultrasounds in the hopes of detecting endometriosis. Finally, one good doctor suggested going on birth control before doing my endo surgery. I was extremely hesitant at first and scared but I gave it a go and do not regret it since. With LEVLEN ED, I have had no acne, no weight gain, no painful periods, no problems what so ever. It felt almost like a magical potion I had taken. I was hesitant to initially take it as I read some bad reviews online but this was my wonder drug and I had to review it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 16, 2009

“I was having heavy bleeding and long cycles, they would last over 2 weeks. With my next cycle I started taking Levlen on day one and had no bleeding on day two. I was surprised how quickly it worked to stop bleeding immediately.”

10 / 10
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Sarahgrace75915 March 31, 2015

“My experience with contraceptives has been a rocky one. Levlen, so far, has been the only contraceptive I've tried that did not lead to constant black discharge. I've the implanon and several times have been prescribed slightly different pills, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to regular my discharge and periods, sometimes for months at a time. After taking Levlen for two days, my discharge would return to normal. It is definitely my preferred contraceptive method :)”

9 / 10
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Dubh-Cheist · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 10, 2017

“Originally was put on Levlen as a last resort to treat my Menorrhagia, after 6 months it eventually made my cycle normal-ish, which was great after dealing with that for 2 years. Experienced enormous weight gain, since going on it 3 years ago, I have doubled my weight, exercise, and diet hasn't stopped the weight gain, heaviest I've been in my life. It has happened to other members of my family with taking Levlen, so it might not happen to everyone. Had a lot of fainting, passing out 6 months in, my GP didn't really look into it. My mental health got worse on it too, huge difference in my mood, developed clinical depression, and anxiety. When I stopped taking the pill there was huge difference in my overall mood.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous August 21, 2010

“Levlen is a product I have used for the last three years in order to regulate my periods (I have amenorrhea). Without the aid of hormones, I do not have a proper cycle and therefore have been on "versions" of the pill since fifteen. Levlen is just as good as any, and (for me) the contraceptive ability is an added bonus.”

9 / 10
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Alex · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 25, 2020

“Have been a month on Levlen and it is the worst pill I have ever taken. I started off my journey with some pretty common pills like Yaz. Other than slight nausea and headache they weren’t bad at all. Levlen instead gave me the worst water retention and so weight gain, worst mood swings and worst migraines ever! I couldn’t recognise myself... Please don’t take this if you’re a young woman, it is too strong!”

2 / 10
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Xomb · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 6, 2020

“Started these Levlen birth control pills to help control mood swings and have had an overwhelmingly good experience. Cycle went from 8 days down to 3 and while I have gained a few kilos, it’s manageable with regular exercise. As for mood swings, went from weeks of crippling sadness down to only having occasional stress related over reactions so I’m pretty happy with this pill.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 6, 2019

“Every time I was put back on this pill I just bleed constantly with little to no breaks in between”

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