User Reviews for Levora
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|Ovarian Cysts||2 reviews||54 medications|
|Birth Control||167 reviews||321 medications|
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome||2 reviews||38 medications|
|Endometriosis||7 reviews||103 medications|
|Abnormal Uterine Bleeding||11 reviews||103 medications|
|Summary of Levora reviews||5.9||189 reviews|
Reviews for Levora
For Birth Control "I hate it. I hate it. This is the last straw for me. I am very sensitive to hormones, so take my review with a grain of salt. If it weren't for my sensitivity, I would stay on it. It's very effective, if you take it at the same time everyday. I have tried every form of birth control under the sun. All have either made me sick, or I've developed an allergy. I've been trying to avoid getting Paraguard due to a uterine fibroid, and heavy periods. Honestly, I will take a week once a month of heavy, painful periods, over continuing to be nauseous, and constipated every single day with Levora. I've been on Levora for almost 4 months, and the side effects aren't any better. My advice, if you're sensitive to hormones, go get a Paraguard IUD, use condoms, or get sterilized."
For Birth Control "Honestly I remember taking this a long time ago and forgot why I stopped taking it because I switched tried an IUD back then. When I first got back on the pill I took Chateal which was great, was a little moody but otherwise fine. Still had periods which is fine with me because it let me know I'm still fertile and all (piece of mind). As soon as I was switched to Levora my anxiety exploded, gastrointestinal issues like bloating which was painful, acne, missed periods, fatigue, nausea. After 2 months of seeing if things will settle I've stopped taking it and made an appointment to get rid of it and replace it. I'd rather be pregnant than be on Levora."
For Birth Control "Levora was my first birth control I have ever taken. I started birth control at 13 with my mother’s wishes and I haven’t had a single problem. I am now 19 going on 20 in 5 months and I know you’re supposed to switch birth control out after 5 years but when my doctor switched me my body completely rejected it with TERRIBLE side effects. I asked to be back on Levora because the worst it has done to me is mood swings, I’m already moody so blah, and it has helped cramps. I know everyone is different but I was lucky on the first try."
For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I didn't even make 6 days into the pack before I had to quit from the worst bleeding I've ever had and severe depression and anxiety. I have 2 LOs 22 months apart and I'd rather do that all over again than take this birth control."
For Birth Control "I've been on the Levora for birth control for about 5 years. The past few years I've been having a lot of gastrointestinal problems, bloating, belching, feeling full after small meals, feeling like food sits in my stomach and takes forever to digest. Have been to the GI doctor so many times to no avail. I stopped taking this pill and all of these symptoms disappeared. When I restarted this pill the symptoms returned with a vengeance after 4 days. I'm getting OFF it ASAP. But, now I'm terrified of trying another pill because these symptoms have made me miserable. After reading these reviews, I'm also wondering if my frequent headaches/occasional migraines will go away as well. Fingers crossed!"
For Endometriosis "I’ve been on Levora for over 4 years let me tell you it works as a great birth control but the side affects are insane. I was 130 lbs when I started I now weigh 180.. yes some of it is due to being out of my teen years however 10 of those lbs hangs off my chest.. I’ve always been bustier (C/D cup) I’m now on my way to G cup. I’m only 5’4 so this is very uncomfortable. I look very heavy, my legs are big now yet I am actually eating better then when I started taking it. My face and stomach are always puffy and bloated the only time it’s flat is right off of my period and not taking the pills for 7 days. I have had to get a script for Xanax because of my severe anxiety that has started. I didn’t think a pill could cause all of this but it’s getting worse. I have no sex drive ever and my cramps are still painful. I will be going off of it starting tomorrow and I will be tracking how my body changes for the next 6 months."
For Birth Control "Been on Levora contraceptive pill for 3ish years! Beginning it was rough— spotted for a while and was very emotional and a bit depressed. However, once that period passed and my body was used to the hormones, my skin cleared completely. I lost probably 10lbs. Period went from 4 to 5 days long to 3 days exactly! Changed my life :,)"
For Birth Control "I started taking levora, my first birth control ever, 9 months ago. Although it is effective in doing it’s job, preventing pregnancy, it comes with a lot of side effects. I’m 20 years old and weighed 125 pounds prior to taking levora, and now I weight 145lb! I gained weight tremendously. Mind you, my diets stayed just about the same and I’ve actually INCREASED in activity and exercise, but the weight just keeps on piling on. I’ve noticed my forehead broke out terribly and has small bumps all over it - tried changing my hair products, makeup products, wash my face with cleanser everyday, and even started drinking more water. Nothing worked and it’s safe to say it’s the pill that’s cause acne all over my forehead. I’ve also noticed I’ve become an emotional wreck, the smallest things make me cry and my husband has to deal with me being a cry baby 24/7. I’m definitely switching to another pill cause levora’s just terrible"
For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome "I was given Levora because I was diagnosed with PCOS. I have been on a different pill about 2 years ago and I went off due to side effects. I must say that Levora is HORRIBLE. Not only did it give me stomach cramps and bloating 30 min after taking it, but it also made me feel really really tired just 2 weeks into my first set. I am also moody, depressed and with absolutely no sex drive. So bad so that I can't even stand my husband touching me. So yeah, job well done on one hand: I will never get pregnant because I don't feel like having sex. At the end of this one month, I am going off the pill and I will try more natural ways. Goodbye pills for the rest of my life!"
For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I started taking Levora 3 months ago with initial goal to correct my anemia and reduce bleeding. My dr. prescribed it for a short period of time, 6 months max. I must say, I started bleeding heavily before the first "scheduled" period on the pack. I bled for nearly 2 weeks, which never happened before. Dr. office nurse said it was normal to get used to medication. Fine. Now, I'm on the 4th month of taking Levora and I'm quitting it because I'm outraged that again, I have a heavy bleeding for nearly two weeks, and it's not even close to the "period" mark on the blister. Again, that's very concerning, and causing my anxiety to spike. I haven't noticed any weight gain, however, acne appeared on my face and chest, which hasn't happened since my teenage years. Also, noticed worsening symptoms of gas, bloating, cramping and pain in my ovaries."
For Birth Control "I've been on levora for a month now. I have gained ten pounds, have acne on my cheek and back, and am experiencing spotting and cramps between periods. I CAN'T STAND this pill."
For Birth Control "Birth control will effect every woman differently. If anyone experiences any pain or unusual discomfort while using this particular birth control, please consider stop using it or at least consult with a health care provider. My 20 year old daughter developed blood clots while using Levora and on September 27, 2018, she died of a massive pulmonary embolism. She was an otherwise healthy nonsmoker whose only previous illness was strep throat when she was four. She was taken to the ER and Urgent Care in the weeks prior to her death but was misdiagnosed. Once she was diagnosed with a muscle strain and prescribe muscle relaxants and next she was diagnosed with a lung infection and prescribed antibiotics. Please use care ladies when using this product or any hormonal contraceptives. Please be safe and most importantly, please inform yourselves as much as possible."
For Birth Control "I have been taking this birth control for over 2 months now and I have experience spotting/blending for 2 months straight. I got back on the pill because my husband and I decided kids isn’t the right choice for us at this time. It has been extremely frustrating that I have not had 1 day in the last 2 months where I didn’t experience bleeding. I understand spotting is to be expected. But not full on for the 2 months straight. I haven’t noticed any differences in acne or weight gain/loss. But my breast size has increased by a full cup size. I’ve take Ortho Cyclen in the past and didn’t experience any symptoms with that. But this birth control has been effecting my physical relationship with my husband. As well as my functions of everyday life. I have my wedding in a month and I want to be able to enjoy without having to worry about this bleeding. Will update in a few months."
For Birth Control "I have been on this birth control for the past two years. At first I loved it and didn’t experience any symptoms. Recently in the past 6 months I have had soooo many symptoms that I didn’t even realize were from the birth control when I looked it up (before I realized it I thought my body was just weird and didn’t know what was going on). I’ve experienced severe bloating and cramping on a daily basis, headaches and nausea especially in the mornings and at night, increased discharge, mood swings (I get upset and angry so easily but it’s so hard to feel happy), and a really bad decreased sex drive to the point where my boyfriend of 3 years was wondering what was wrong. This has worked great as a birth control prevention, but I will be going to the doctor in the morning and changing it because I am so over this medication and all the negative symptoms."
For Birth Control "This is the first birth control I’ve been prescribed and I was on it for four years, I have never had an issue with it other than being super emotional the first few months. But my insurance no longer covers this brand so I have to switch and I am hoping it works just as well! I never had side effects with gaining weight or acne or anything and I’m pretty disappointed I have to switch"
For Birth Control "I took Levora for probably a year and a half and never experienced any side effects. Best birth control I have taken so far. I was just switched to Portia though, so we’ll see how that goes."
For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "Honestly, I have been on Levora birth control for roughly a year. At first it was fine although I did gain a significant amount of weight no matter what I did. However, now I can’t stop bleeding between my period and I have horrible pain in my ovaries and back I have been to the ER three times in two weeks because of these symptoms and they keep telling me that all tests are normal and I’m telling you I know it’s my birth control I used it to skip my period and now I am regretting that decision immensely. Tomorrow is my last day before placebo week, and it will be my LAST day of taking levora because I am over this depression, anxiety, which are awful and this pill has increased it ten fold!! The bleeding, cramps, depression, weight gain, gas, bloating, mood swings, and migraines are not worth this pill. TBH at this point I’m young but I’d rather have a baby then go through this for any longer. I feel like rubbish almost 24/7"
For Birth Control "Seriously the worst birth control I've used! It's done its purpose of preventing pregnancy but the side effects are horrible! Ever since being on Levora its been nothing but a negative experience. I get very fatigue, nauseous, and have severe migraines. I'm 20 years old and never had high blood pressure until I got on this pill. I have horrible mood swings and anxiety. Myself and my fiance have notice a big change in my emotions. I can be totally fine one moment then be crying the next or be very hostile! I will get heart palpitations and shortness of breath out of nowhere. It didn't help with reducing cramping pain at all while being on my cycle in fact it felt so much worse than before. I experience severe vaginal dryness which makes sex very painful during and after! Never had a problem with lubrication at all until this pill and its definitely not related to arousal. I do recommend this pill at all! Getting off of it ASAP!!!"
For Birth Control "I have been taking this birth control for three months and have had an absolutely HORRIBLE!!! INCREASE in acne. I never get acne, maybe a few spots on my chin every now and then when I'm stressed. This medicine caused my entire forehead to break out and then led to my entire face. DO NOT TAKE. I look like I fell in an ant bed and I'm embarrassed of my skin."
For Birth Control "I love this birth control! No side effects and shorter periods. Best one I have used so far and I've been on it for 15 years!"
For Birth Control "I’ve been on Levora for about 14 months. To be honest I have no idea why I’ve been on it for so long. I experience SEVERE vaginal dryness that makes sex painful during and after. This was not a problem previously; my sex drive is significantly lowered and I gained some weight. I’m not pregnant, but I’m not satisfied. Switching this month!"
For Birth Control "It has worked perfectly for me without any side effects at all (no weight gain, increases in acne, nausea, mood changes or headaches). I take it continuously so I haven’t bled at all for a few months, not even any spotting. Before this I took Sprintec 28 and I bled almost every day for 5 months!"
For Birth Control "After about 3 years on levora I'm saying goodbye to it. I had no noticeable adverse side effects, except possibly slight moodiness and fatigue. This could easily be caused by working and going to school though. My periods were shortened to five days instead of seven and we're less severe. The only reason I decided to switch is that I am having more trouble every day remembering to take my pills, since my schedule is so hectic. If switching to nexplanon doesn't work out for me I would definitely consider going back on levora."
For Birth Control "This birthcontrol is great. No side effects at all. My mood is actually better when on it. I switched from Lutera (which was a lower dosage bc) because of bleeding between periods - if I did not take lutera at the exact same time every day, i would break through bleed. It was terrible. Happy my doctor recommended this bc to me."
For Birth Control "Terrible experience! Levora is a very dangerous birth control! After only 3 weeks of taking this birth control I experienced shortness of breath, very acute chest pain and headaches. Prior to taking Levora I was in very good health. I work out 3 times a week and I am in pretty good shape. I never had headaches, absolutely never experienced chest pain or shortness of breath. After only 3 week of taking Levora I was very scared! The chest pain was so strong that it would wake me up at night and I could not sleep! After 3 weeks of using this pill I stopped. Please do NOT take this pill! It’s extremeky dangerous! I had a CT scan to verify if there are any blood clots in my lungs and a radiology of my legs! This birth control should is the worst and will give you serious health issues! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE IT!"
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