User Reviews for Femcon Fe
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Reviews for Femcon Fe to treat Birth Control
"I have had issues with birth control pills for about 10 years now. Constantly changing because my body couldn't tolerate the dosage, every side affect you can image I've had. I finally changed doctors since my old one basically gave up on me and she realized the very low dose bc were the root cause of the problem. After putting me on this bc I feel like my normal self again and no side affects at all- literally life changing!!! Hopefully never have to switch again!!!"
michaelKorz (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 30, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
"I took Femcon for a total of 6 years it cleared up my acne and I lost weight while taking it. When my husband and I decided to have kids it took 3 months each child for the pill to leave my system. Overall this is a great birth control method to take. The only time I had nauseation was when I missed a pill and needed to take two at a time."
Coolness January 26, 2016
1 users found this comment helpful.
"This was the first birth control I have ever taken but I was on it for about 5 years. I had no complaints the entire time, normal period, my weight remained the same, no drastic or bad side effects. All of a sudden I got a random period 2 weeks after I had just had one. This period lasted about 2 weeks and was extremely heavy where I was bleeding through anything within 2 hours or less! I thought maybe it was because I missed a dosage but I had tests done for other things and I was completely fine but the bleeding would not stop until finally I discontinued using the pill and the bleeding stopped. It was really weird but for the 5 years I was on this pill I really had no complaints whatsoever."
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 16, 2012
7 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on Femcon FE for 3 years now. I was on Yasmin previously for 6 months and experienced a 20lb weight gain, mood swings, acne, the works. I've had no MAJOR side effects with Femcon (I have noticed a slight decrease in my sex drive) but am starting to look elsewhere for the sheer reason that it costs me $50 a pack. If you can afford it and you've had problems with pills like Yasmin that most people agree with, I highly recommend Femcon."
Anonymous April 11, 2011
4 users found this comment helpful.
"This I had been on for like 6 months and had no problems with at all. No real side effects, no change in sex drive, nor mood. Period was regular, heavy but always 4 days and always on time. I'm thinking of going back on it. Ovcon is just as good. "
Anonymous September 15, 2010
3 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been on 5 different birth control's, and this was the only one that my body accepted! No spotting after the 2nd month, period only lasts 3 days, it's really great. I just wish it was cheaper."
Anonymous April 21, 2010
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I started taking Femcon Fe when I was 18 and took it for 4 years. Within the first year, I gained 20 lbs that I could never lose. My weight would fluctuate by 10 pounds every month and around the time of my period I would have horrible bloating. It did make my periods very regular, short, and light and lessened the severity of my cramps. It also cleared up my skin. My doctor has just switched me to a birth control pill with a lower dose of estrogen after having a baby, to see if the weight gain issues go away."
bluepenguin February 25, 2009
4 users found this comment helpful.
"In the beginning I had severe headaches and spotting. Now I take the pill in the evenings and have not experienced any side effects."
Anonymous June 6, 2008
8 users found this comment helpful.
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