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User Reviews for Seasonale to treat Birth Control

Seasonale has an average rating of 5.9 out of 10 from a total of 35 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 46% of those users who reviewed Seasonale reported a positive effect, while 37% reported a negative effect.

Seasonale Rating Summary

5.9/10 average rating

35 ratings from 32 user reviews.

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Reviews for Seasonale

Leslie · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 22, 2020

“I was on Seasonique for 2.5 years and just stopped due to insane acne. I’m 40 years old and I have acne worse than ever in my life. I’ve been off the pill for almost 3 months now and it’s still there and painful. I noticed the acne several months into starting this pill, but it would come and go. Now it doesn’t go away. I’m worried this acne is permanent. It’s embarrassing at my age and I look hideous. Other than that I had no other side effects. I switched to this pill to help with menstrual migraines and it really did help. I justified the acne because reduced migraines was worth it. Not anymore. Beware. If I could go back to my 20 year old self I would say “Never put these poisons in your body! Treat your body like a temple.” There’s a good chance BC caused my migraines to start when I was 23.”

7 / 10
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Katty · Taken for less than 1 month June 26, 2020

“I was on the Seasonale pill for three or four days when I had one of the most horrendous breakdowns ever...I couldn’t stop crying and screaming - my poor fiancé! My anxiety was out of this world...would wake up in the middle of the night for a few hours with raging anxiety. I finally couldn’t take it anymore and stopped taking it, two days later I felt like myself again, guess it’s going to be no glove no love!? Lol”

1 / 10
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Rose · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 20, 2020

“I was happy on this pill until my doctor took me off because of high blood pressure. I'll miss it and I'm upset that I can't be on it.. No periods for 3 months. I don't think i experienced any side effects but I do get headaches and cramps which I see as normal as they weren't everyday. I loved this pill. I have no issues that i know of. Everyone is different with different issues.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 8, 2018

“I just switched to a Seasonale generic about 2 months ago after being on Junel Fe for about 10 years. I switched because I noticed my hormones started to change, periods were getting heavier, and I had been getting cystic acne breakouts at least 2x a month. Ever since I switched I haven’t had any breakouts. I’m on the extended version so I have not gotten my period yet (it comes once every 3 months), but so far no spotting or cramps for the 2 months that I’ve been on it. Overall, I’m happy with the switch.”

8 / 10
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Anita · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 31, 2020

“I've been on Seasonale for almost a year. I didn't experience any negative side effects such as weight gain, headaches, or decreased sex drive, however I have had a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. In one cycle the breakthrough bleeding lasted for over two weeks until it was finally time to take the placebo pills. Every other 3 month cycle, I get breakthrough bleeding for about a week and it's heavy enough to be a period. It's typically successful in preventing a period for a month and a half to 2 months, but at that point it doesn't seem like it's strong enough to override my natural hormones.”

6 / 10
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SpecialKay · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2020

“I've now been taking this birth control for the last 6 months and only have great things to say. I'm no sex industry worker however I am receiving regular loads exceeding 20 or more per week. My sexual drive has not changed or been a concern during this prescription. My vagina has been extremely moist and always ready to go. I'm extremely pleased with how effective this prescription has been operating and I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thumbs up seasonale.”

10 / 10
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Lilly · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 5, 2020

“I’ve been on Seasonale for 6 years now. I’ve never had any side effects such as weight gain, decreased sex drive, etc. Every 3 month package I take, I’ve never had a break through unless I forgot to take my pills for a few days. It’s been the most effective birth control for me. I love it”

10 / 10
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Healeeluh · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 11, 2016

“I have been taking seasonale for two months now. I noticed I have been extremely tired and have a low sex drive. I gained weight while on it which is not like me because I am very careful with my body. I feel very blah and low now that I am on it. I had breakthrough bleeding right away and have spotting every time I shower or go to the bathroom. I do not like how this pill has made me feel. I am going off of it today.”

3 / 10
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Brewster23 · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 3, 2016

“I have been on seasonale for 2 yrs now and have now just realized that it's the reason I can't lose weight and I feel depressed and absolutely 0 sex drive. I didn't know until now only cause I have researched it today and I am planning to get off it asap.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 11, 2019

“I am waiting to start a period, it's day one of the placebo. I did have some nausea in the beginning but to be expected when switching from the IUD to the pill. I haven't had any breakthrough bleeding or anything. Mild cramping at normal time that I would be normally expecting a period but I never did bleed. But I am not pregnant, haven't gained weight and didn't have break through bleeding so it's doing it's job for me personally.”

10 / 10
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User1456 December 2, 2013

“This is the first birth control I have tried, and so far I love it. I'm heading into my third week being on this pill and so far I have experienced very minimal side effects, something I did not expect after reading such horror stories about this pill and others similar to it. I have had no spotting yet (fingers crossed this continues). The most noticeable side effect thus far has been breast tenderness. Its not unbearable-and usually an Advil helps-but they're definitely more sore than usually. This tends to vary by day as well. I haven't noticed any severe change in my mood, maybe a little more sensitive than normal, and definitely no change in my sex drive. I am loving this pill so far! Hopefully these side effects continue to be minimal.”

10 / 10
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UT12903 · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 28, 2016

“I have been taking Seasonale for almost 3 years now. I'm 21 & pretty healthy. When I started, I had breakthrough bleeding for about 3 weeks and a little nausea. Before Seasonale, I had 8 day heavy periods and would get pretty bad cramping. With this pill, I have a very light period once every 3 months, no cramping at all and no other symptoms. I have had no weight gain, rarely any breast tenderness and it prevents pregnancy, so I can't complain too much. My ONLY problem with this pill is that it gives me acne in waves. I'll go a month with very little acne, then for a few months have lots of breakouts, some of them painful. I never had any acne prior to taking the pill, but now I do.. Otherwise, I highly recommend this pill”

8 / 10
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Seasonale User April 23, 2012

“I experience mood swings, break outs, and cramps during the first two weeks. After that I have not had any issues. I did not spot for the first two months. On the third month I took the pill 4 hours late and I spotted lightly for two days. My skin is flawless. I had no weight gain. I have no crazy mood swings. Its the perfect pill. Oh and my breast increased about a cup size. The breast tenderness I experienced was a minimum soreness for a month. I recommend Seasonale!”

10 / 10
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Orenjii August 12, 2017

“I was on this pill since the end of April, and everything has gone downhill since then. I bled for 21 days straight, then the bleeding stopped for about two weeks. After that, I bled everyday for the remaining two months, up until the sugar pills. Once I started a new pack, everything went great for the first two weeks. However, I started bleeding AGAIN midway into the third week. It was at that point, that the remaining patience I've had for this pill was lost. Yeah, this birth control truly does prevent pregnancy, because it prevents you from having sex in the first place, due to the never-ending shark week. :( I'm switching to a stronger pill, because this is my FOURTH month on birth control, so I should not be bleeding this much.”

1 / 10
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Bexster · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 31, 2015

“I've been on seasonale for two years it it's the first birth control I've ever takenand I love the results! My periods are shorter and less crampy, I'm also no longer a hag during pms because pms doesn't exist for me anymore :) I do occasionally get breakthrough bleeding but that's definitely my own fault for taking a pill a few hours late. My main complaint is that I cry way more now - watching cheesy commercials and when I'm mad - and that I've gained weight, every time I restart my new pack I'm starving all week and want to eat everything in sight. My boobs obviously got bigger too but I'm not complaining there. Still a thumbs up from me !”

7 / 10
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AgentJ0 May 6, 2016

“I have been on Seasonale for 3 months. I bled constantly from March 9th-April 4th. I doubled up on pills for 22 days and 2 weeks ago I stopped doubling. I began bleeding and having moderate cramps again three days ago. I do not recommend this pill. Bleeding for 28 days straight is not normal.”

1 / 10
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Almies October 20, 2009

“I used Seasonale for about a year and a half. It worked very well. No spotting and it was nice to not have a period for three months at a time. Unfortunately it has to be taken at the same time everyday which is a pain for someone as absent minded as me. I handled this by setting the alarm on my cellphone to go off at the same time everyday. It was kinda bulky in my purse since it has three months worth of pills. My periods were about the same as before.”

8 / 10
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Jaqueline Carr · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 26, 2017

“I have been on Seasonale for about 9 months and it has worked great so far! I switched from Sprintec because I noticed that I was moody, had low libido, and felt very nauseous often. It can be kind of scary not having a period for three months on Seasonale, however, because of not knowing if you are pregnant or not, but I have not had any scares (I took my pill religiously besides a couple times). I noticed that cramps are a little worse when I do have my period, probably because I don't have my menstrual cycle as much. Overall, I don't get moody or nauseous nearly as much as I did on Sprintec, and it's so nice only dealing with a period 4 months a year instead of 12!”

9 / 10
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Brookelyn123456789 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 4, 2015

“Seasonale is awesome especially if you have very heavy periods and very bad cramps during menstrual cycle. The only side effects I have had are a few headaches here and there and spotting once in awhile. (Hardly ever)”

9 / 10
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Dest93 April 17, 2016

“I've been on seasonale just over a month now and I can say it really has had little to no side effects for me which has been really great!! I had break through Bleeding the day after I had missed a pill which was my own fault but it stopped as soon as I took one that day. If I noticed any crazy side effects surface I would definitely stop it asap but as of right now it seems to be working very well for me. :)”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month September 20, 2015

“I am 18 years old and I started this seasonal birth control a 3 months ago. I have had on and off bleeding and major cramps. One day at school, I was starting to see double and I was feeling extremely dizzy. 15 minutes later, my mother picked me up and I started to have numbness in my arms and started to loose my speech. I went to the hospital and got brain scans and the tested my whole body. But everything ended up normal. The doctor said it was rare for someone at my age to get a TIA but it was possible but in my case it was minor. I have had tremendous weight gain and more acne. I tried to stick with it at first because I said it has to be at least 3 months. I have immediately stopped taking it and my symptoms are all gone.”

1 / 10
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pdo1738 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 15, 2015

“I've been on this medicine for about a month and had little to no side effects. Just an occasional headache or stomach ache but nothing advil can't help. I have no breakthrough bleeding (knock on wood). What little acne I had before has cleared up and I have also noticed a change in the size of my boobs but no weight gain or weight loss. I can easily say I'm satisfied so far with this pill.”

9 / 10
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Maddiehayeee June 27, 2014

“The pills didn't cause any side effects or me, other than a constant spotting which is unimaginably irritating, and made me feel too embarrassed to get intimate making my annoyance for nothing. I'm hoping that the spotting stops soon. Although my the pills were convenient, with the purple package and made my period considerably lighter!”

7 / 10
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Mia · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 20, 2020

“I decided to switch from Ortho Tricyclen Lo to Seasonale, because I didn't want to have a period every month. The only good parts about this pill are no pregnancies or monthly periods. Besides that, this pill has ruined my sex life. I've been on it for a little over two years and have experienced the worst vaginal dryness despite being turned on. At first, I thought it was my medication for mental health, but after tapering off and stopping it, this issue hasn't gone away after a year. This birth control is the only medication I'm on. Today, I finally switched to a new pill, so I'm hoping this problem goes away.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous July 18, 2011

“I have been taking seasonal for almost 3 years and love it. My periods are shorter and lighter with less pain. I haven't had any problems with break through bleeding. This is the only birth control pill to work for me (have tried 5 others). I know this pill doesn't work for everyone though.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 2, 2015

“I was introduced to seasonale when i saw my friend have a purple case with pink pills in it. I asked her about her birthcontrol compared to the tri-lo brand pills i was taking. The difference was that with hers you could go three months and not get your period. I thought that was awesome, so i switched from my free pills to the $74 seasonale pills. Ive been on them for a while i think almost a year n a half by now..but recentally ive noticed that my breasts are leaking milk or a white substance, this happens for about a week after my period..every three months but this last week i felt it got worse, i actually had to start pumping my breasts as my body thought i was pregnant. I really felt uncomfortable and so now im changing my pills.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous April 24, 2012

“To help some girls out - This was an excellent option - for my body. I am a girl who usually had a period from 56-66 days so around every 3 months anyways. I was nervous to go to the doctor to get birth control every month because I already hated having it so far apart. My doctor recommended Seasonale, and it has been great! I get occasional migraines, but it's nothing that I have had to complain to my doctor about. I've only had a little bit of spotting before my period is supposed to happen but it's nothing that I can't handle. I definitely recommend Seasonale for girls who don't like their periods every month and for girls who are consistent with the medication. Don't take this if your going to skip days, it defeats the purpose.”

9 / 10
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Emma Godin January 22, 2016

“I am 26 and otherwise perfectly healthy. I quit Seasonale after two months when I discovered my blood pressure had become very high (164/112). I had also been experiencing neck pain, a pressured feeling that seemed to be in my veins, which would alternate from one side of my neck to the other, since the second or third week of taking this pill. I was sent for many tests and found that one of my kidneys was mildly swollen (hydronephrosis). It took six weeks for my blood pressure to normalize, it would go down and then back up again. I was very concerned, anxious and depressed. I took hypertension medication for about two weeks as well, and was eventually able to lower my dosage and then stop it altogether.”

2 / 10
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