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For Birth Control "I had a mixed experience with Junel Fe. At first I was so relieved because I had no side effects. No weight gain, mood changes, or anything negative and it cleared up my acne/regulated my periods. However, about 5 months in, I started having really bad mood changes. I cried all the time for no reason. I felt insane. It was awful. This medication may work for some people, but if you take Junel Fe and have these side effects, ask your doc to change your medication."

   
3.0

Wolfie2000 October 16, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been taking Junel FE for about four months. At first I thought it was amazing . I had always suffered from acne since I was a middle schooler and it made all my acne go away (except for when I was about to get my period). Until the crazy came. If I ever missed the pill even by a few hours I would break out like crazy the next day. It also gave me crazy water weight that I could never get rid of right around my belly. It also put me in terrible moods all the time and every month was worse than the one before. Its nearly ruining my relationship from all the arguments (which isn't normal for us) , I immediately stopped when me and my doctor came to the conclusion that it was the pills and prescribed me a different set. Stay away !!!"

   
1.0

Senpai (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2017

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For Birth Control "Worst birth control I've ever taken. It made me angry, moody, cranky and emotional, I've had cramps everyday since I started taking it and now I'm spotting constantly -almost daily. I also gained 8 pounds in the 1st 3 weeks of taking it. I stopped taking taking it after the first month because it had so many negative side effects. I've never had issues like this in 35 years from birth control pills... SMH"

Jes927 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "I went on this for my intense period cramps. When I first started it, I immediately started spotting-which is a common side effect. However the flow was heavy, I had severe cramps that made me feel nauseous and I was SUPER moody. I was easily irritated which got me into a few heated arguments. However, I barely felt any cramps and flow was light. No sign of weight gain nor acne changes either. The next few months, it felt like I wasn’t even on the pill, since my period cramps returned, my face broke out with more pimples, my appetite grew, and I was bloated all the time. The spotting with cramps returned and when I contacted my doctor, she gave me the option to try it for one more month. But I had enough and I switched brands."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "I’ve been taking this pill for ~ 1 year and I can honestly say it’s been a good experience in general. I had some mild breakouts the first couple months, but now my skin is mostly smooth apart from getting a few hormonal breakouts in the week leading up to the placebo pills. Extremely light and short periods, no spotting unless I forget and take my pill too late, no weight gain, and no decreased sex drive that I’ve noticed. When I was prescribed this pill for my extremely painful cramps, I read the reviews for Junel and was terrified to start taking the pills, but I’m glad I stuck with it!"

   
9.0

Not like the horror stories!!! October 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "Worst birth control ever!! Started taking it and literally everything went downhill. It made my face break out with lots of big pimples that looked like cysts that wouldn't go away. I was in a super terrible moody 24/7, got annoyed very easily, and completely lost my sex drive. Not to mention the super bad cramps and the fact that I bled for probably 3 weeks straight during the month I was on it. Just stopped taking it because it's literally ruined my life and my poor boyfriend has had to deal with my hideous mood and disinterest in sex for too long. HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND"

   
1.0

erinlynn October 4, 2017

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For Birth Control "This is by far the WORST pill ever. I was on zovia and I absolutely loved it, and they stopped making it so I switched and they put me on this and when I started taking it I was bleeding for two weeks straight, and I figured it was just an adjustment period, also I would cry all the time, I wasn't sad or upset, nothing happened, I just couldn't help it I always was holding back the urge to cry. So after that lovely two week blood bath I had like five days without bleeding and then it started all over, so I've been bleeding for a month straight, and I want to cry all the time."

   
1.0

wpe September 21, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been on this pill for 10 months and I completely lost my sex drive - it wouldn't be a bad thing for people who are single but I am in a committed relationship. The lack of intimacy started to make me question about how I feel and it brought guilt to me. I thought it was normal for couples who have been dating for years but later found out it was because of the birth control.."

   
4.0

vermeilyn (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 20, 2017

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For Birth Control "This pill absolutely ruined my complexion and muscle tone. It triggered severe melasma in my face and aggressive cellulite on the top of my thighs that I have spent thousands of dollars trying to get under control. I have brown patches all over my forehead, nose and upper lip. It never goes away, the best you can hope is to get it under control. I will have to stay out of the sun for the rest of my life - and I was only 35 at the onset of this. In regards to the cellulite - I eat clean, I exercise daily and am extremely active. My physician agrees both of these side effects are directly related to this pill. Unless you are willing to risk getting two extremely unattractive and incurable conditions STAY AWAY!"

   
1.0

AntiJunel (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 19, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been taking Junel over 2 years now to help regulate my PMS and periods. I only do a seasonal period 4 times a year. It has really helped with me cramps and mood swings. I did gain some weight though... My doctors are taking me off of it now. They want to see if the Junel is causing my high blood pressure or not. If it isn't the culprit I will be going right back on that pill. It worked for me."

   
9.0

VF (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 18, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on June fe for 8 months now, at first I thought it was great! No more cramps, no acne (unless I was about to start), hadn't gotten pregnant. So perfect right? Well. For the past 3-4 months I have been in nothing but HORRIBLE moods. Like lock myself in my room so I don't have to talk to anyone and when I do it turns into an argument. I'll lay in bed and think really horrible thoughts also. I'll get random burst of anxiety and sweat my butt off. I've gained over 13lbs since the pill, and even if I went to the gym it seemed like a never ending cycle of gain and lose. So overall I'm not pleased with my experience with this pill. I highly advise to not take if you have ANY history of depression or anxiety of ANY sort."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "Worst birth control I have ever taken. Went on it to regulate my period and stop my horrible cramps. Yes it did the job but gave me massive anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Was on it for about a month and a half and stopped immediately. My sex drive completely disappeared and still took a while to come back after I stopped taking this pill. I was moody 24/7 and not in a good mental state. Worst stuff I have ever taken."

   
1.0

Sccccxxvsheidj September 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on this birth control for about a year now. I have had no negative side effects and I'm really glad my doctor recommended it. It even has helped clear up my skin."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 3, 2017

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For Birth Control "This birth control absolutely destroyed my skin. Not once have I ever had any kind of serious acne and within a few days of taking the medication my skin is awful. Absolutely do not recommend."

Xxxslwlwndbkwow August 30, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on this for 14 days and I feel miserable. Placed on it to help regulate my periods and instead I feel like I am on my period 24/7 because of the constant cramping. I was on accutane for a year and it cleared up all my acne. I start this and I start breaking out. I feel sick, my throat hurts and my stomach is aching. I don't want to eat or drink anything. Nothing else has changed in my life except for this pill. Judging from the reviews, this isn't normal. I'm gonna stop taking this because it honestly sucks."

   
1.0

Aaloo August 30, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on Junel FE for about a year now without any problems. My doctor recommended this brand for my extremely painful cramps I'd get at the beginning of every cycle, which would often lead me to throw up from the pain. Upon first starting it, I immediately noticed a positive change. My period lasts about 4 days now (as opposed to 7 days) with very light bleeding and hardly any cramps. Also, even though I've read bad reviews of this birth control due to anxiety and depression-related side effects, I've never experienced any, and I've been diagnosed with both (previous to being on this brand of birth control). Junel FE is a great product."

   
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Riley Powell August 24, 2017

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For Birth Control "This works as birth control because you won't ever have sex on it since you'll bleed all month long and you'll have no sex drive."

   
1.0

trying to fix my acne (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 17, 2017

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For Birth Control "My face currently looks like a pizza. Not only do I have the worst acne I have ever had in my ENTIRE life (I am 27 years old, mind you - I have been on birth control since I was 16) my last period was 10 days and I spot regularly. I absolutely HATE this birth control. Generic for Loestrin my butt, absolutely not. They need to remove this from the market today. Lomedia - the best birth control - had my period down to about 2 days, maybe. I am switching over to Blisovi as of today. This birth control is not worth it."

   
1.0

This is the worst pill August 17, 2017

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For Birth Control "I've been on this pill for a month, and so far I have no major complaints. I previously tried Sprintec and after 3 days I realized it was causing semi-severe panic attacks. However Junel FE has not affected me negatively in any way (that I know of) and I'm not pregnant so I'd say it's pretty effective. The only small nuisance I've experienced is some breakthrough bleeding since I skipped the placebo week, but that's not uncommon."

   
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young21 August 17, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was switched to Junel after a problem with my Rx at CVS and took it for almost a month. Near the end of that month, I started getting extreme anxiety with no history of anxiety ever in my life. After stopping and refusing to take the last two pills of my 24 day pack, I developed such a bad depression where I would have bouts of crying and couldn't think straight. I'd lay on my bed and cry for hours straight and haven't been able to stop since. The anxiety wouldn't go away, even at work when I would try and keep myself busy. My head was constantly screaming irrational fears at me. I stopped eating, stopped brushing my hair, stopped wanting to see my boyfriend and family (who are extremely loving and supportive). AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!"

Gemini21 (taken for less than 1 month) August 13, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been really satisfied with this birth control pill. I've been on it for nearly 3 months and it's everything I wanted and more. I haven't gained weight, my acne has gotten way better than it was, I have been protected from pregnancy (I take this pill RELIGIOUSLY down to the minute every single day!) At first, it can be tough with the mood swings but TRUST ME, they go away. My sex drive is great, my mood is great and life if great with this pill. I highly recommend it!"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 11, 2017

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For Birth Control "I cannot give it a 10 because I have only taken the pills for two and a half months. I have no mood swings due to the pills my hormones are not all over the place which is surprising. I have not had any bacterial or yeast infection which I had that issue with other birth controls. My sex drive is great. I used the pills to manipulate my period And I have not had one. So I have to go to the doctor on Monday just to be sure I'm not pregnant otherwise the pills are awesome"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2017

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For Birth Control "This pill is effective in preventing pregnancy and helping with acne. I haven't gained weight but the only problem are the anxiety attacks that I tend to get while on this pill. Other than that, it's a pretty good pill, and I've been taking it every day, at the same minute and I've been protected from pregnancy."

   
7.0

Anonymous August 9, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been taking Junel Fe for several months now, it is very similar from Nortrel. I have no "weight gain, no emotional or mental problems, no anxiety attacks or feel like I am floating," lol These pills are awesome, I even take them so I don't get a period and I haven't had a period in 6 months. AMAZING! I recommended these to my two sisters already who are making the switch and would gladly recommend these to anyone. Junel Fe does the job completely."

   
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GabiAntionette August 8, 2017

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For Birth Control "Almost done with 2nd pack. Taking for PCOS causing acne, late periods, and severe cramps. Acne- improving slowly but surely. still breaking out a bit but less than before. (also on spiro 50mg once a day) Cramps- MUCH better. still a bit crampy when I bleed but not nearly as severe as before. Periods- on time during the 4th week. Not heavy, not light, normal. lasting a 4-5 days. Mood- I've noticed I'm extra moody sometimes, especially when I'm hungry, but I haven't noticed a change in anxiety or sadness. Weight- No change Contraceptive effectiveness- so far so good! Sex drive- slight decline Other- nausea comes and goes"

Nursegirl28 August 4, 2017

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