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User Reviews for Levlen to treat Endometriosis

Levlen has an average rating of 3.7 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings for the treatment of Endometriosis. 22% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 67% reported a negative effect.

Levlen Rating Summary

3.7/10 average rating

9 ratings from 9 user reviews.

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Steph · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 12, 2020

“Started taking this pill Levlen continuously (no sugar pills) 3 months ago. I gained 15 pounds, I have no sex drive, leg cramping, higher blood pressure, anxiety, cramps, back pain and spotting. This pill sucks! Just stopped taking it and hope to feel like myself again soon.”

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Anon · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 8, 2020

“Levlen is the WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME! I was on Norimin-1 but as a result of Covid they were unable to import the ingredients for it, my doctor then switched me to Levlen... worst thing ever, after 3 weeks of use I had severe hormonal acne all along my jawline. The pressure from the acne hurts my face (I’ve never ever had any issues with my skin) I thought this may be just because of a hormonal change from trying a new pill. After 3 months it became worse and worse. Never have I had severe head aches but daily I now have severe head aches that come out of no where. I have severe depression now from this pill, my mood swings are absolutely insane”

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Castledream · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 13, 2019

“Within 2 days of starting this started having really dark thoughts about life, not wanting to be here, everything was boring. I went on sugar pills felt great, positive happy thought it might have been coming off last pill Chelsea 35 that was making my mood change, then 2nd day back on Levlen same thing with the depression and really dark thoughts, stopped after day 6 and have returned to my happy self again. Don't follow Drs instructions if you know its not good for you, then stop it - there is always another option”

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Anonymous December 13, 2010

“I was first given this birth control when I lived in the UK (under the name of Microgynon 30) for my severe Endometriosis. I take a pill every night and do not take any inactive pills for the week you usually have your period. Since I take Levlen everynight, I have stopped my period and no longer have one. Bliss! I have no more Endo pain or any associated side effects. Even though I have been thrown into "medically controlled menopause", I have no menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and so on. For the first two months I had break through bleeding, but now going on 2 years I have none. I have had a wonderful experience with this birth control and it has completely made my Endometriosis symptoms disappear.”

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antoniac · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 14, 2020

“I started this pill as I was told I had endometriosis and this would help with the pain. For the first few months it was great and helped with my pain. About 4 months in I was told I have dermatitis on my face. This has lasted nearly 2 years now. !! It’s horrible and I rely on steroid creams to control the flare ups. I’ve also realised I'm angry and moody for no reason at all. I’ve just started to break out around my mouth and chin area which I never had before. I gained 10kg in the first year and now I fluctuate but all up I’ve gained 14kg. Will definitely be changing”

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Vicky · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 9, 2018

“I was diagnosed with endometriosis and put on Levlen to help reduce the length and pain of my periods. I would have periods that lasted over a month, they are now drastically shorter. They are also much lighter and the pain is much better. I would need to take Advil multiple times a day but now I can usually go without it. I've been on it for about four years and from memory I didn't have any side effects when I first started it, although I think it took a few months to really start working effectively. I know other people have said they got bad cystic acne, I used to break out during my period but I have found it is actually now much better, however I still do get a bit. Also, being able to skip periods is really great.”

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Dexterreal · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 26, 2019

“Changed to the lower dose form of Levlen after experiencing anxiety attacks from Yasmin. Just 2 months into the pill, anxiety has gone out of control, blood pressure was raised tremendously and had to be put on antidepressant to counteract the effects. Think twice before starting a pil.”

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Anonymous January 2, 2021

“My GP prescribed Levlen to control my abdominal pain. I have nearly finished the first month and rather than stopping my period it seems to have had the opposite effect - never ending period. I had some nausea initially, but this has substantially reduced. In addition to my normal period pain, I have experienced unusual mood changes (anger, anxiety, flat affect). Further, it seems to have caused a flare in my Lupus symptoms (joint and muscle pain). Overall, it feels like my batteries have been drained. I know this works for some people, but I personally regret taking it.”

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Sar · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 4, 2018

“I took Levlen for 6 weeks to help my endometriosis. Immediate weight gain and fluid retention. Nausea for 3 weeks. Became out of control anxious and super moody. Have now stopped and after 1 week starting to feel more like myself again.”

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