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User Reviews for Junel Fe 24

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Birth Control  
4.9
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Reviews for Junel Fe 24

JessieWinky · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 14, 2021

For Birth Control: “Junel Fe was *fine*. I didn't love it, but it wasn't the worst birth control I was ever on. It did its job and kept me from getting pregnant, and my mood swings were not as bad as on some other birth control pills. It also did not do as well lightening my periods, I had some cramping and a few really heavy periods. All in all, I would probably recommend it, but it wouldn't be my first recommendation.”

6 / 10
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bbg123 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 14, 2021

For Birth Control: “So I’m currently on my fourth month of this pill right now and I’ve been nonstop bleeding for 3 weeks. I’ve also slightly broken out a little more than usual from this pill. But the 3 week period is insufferable, I’m definitely going to be switching pills”

5 / 10
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Lester96 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 2, 2021

For Birth Control: “I was switched to Junel fe because I was spotting heavily in between my periods on my old prescription. I pretty much had a period all month long! On Junel fe, I had MINOR spotting when I started taking the pack, and now I have none! I have zero of the side effects discussed on here by other women. I have seen no weight gain but I am on a 1300 calorie diet, so that may be why. I love this prescription, it’s definitely worth the switch!”

10 / 10
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AL · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 5, 2020

For Birth Control: “Horrible. Do not recommend. At all. Save yourself. Just started month 3 and it has been AWFUL. So glad I found this. I've had about every side effect but abnormal bleeding. Haven't been able to have sex for over a month because of vaginal dryness/inability to get wet/loss of interest (just ended month 2 yesterday). Sex was great until this pill! My Side Effects: major vaginal dryness (going on 3 months), no sex drive/interest/pleasure, breast tenderness/PAIN/enlargement, nausea, headache, bloating, fetal-position cramps, mental changes/mood swings, trouble concentrating, tired/weak ALL of the time, irritable, anxious, discouraged, I could go on. I was starting to question myself, my body, my mind, my relationship, felt like I just could NOT get better. I'm disappointed it took me so long to realize this was the only change. Good thing is I'm not pregnant.. but hard to get pregnant when you can't have sex (insert shrug emoji)”

1 / 10
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Dee · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 5, 2020

For Birth Control: “I'm 24 and have been on this Junel Fe 24 pill for 6 years with no issues. Here's the thing you need to give your birth control way more than 1-3 months before judging it. You will never find a good one if you switch them that often!!! Unless you're having a serious reaction to it, then wait it out 3 months until it regulates. This pill didn't make me gain weight or have any more acne than a 24 year old should have. Yes of course vaginal dryness is an issue.... if you're taking any birth control with progesterone in it you are going to have this issue. The whole purpose of this medication is to thicken your cervical secretions so that it can trap sperm better. No birth control is perfect but I promise this is a good one if you give it some time.”

9 / 10
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Jules · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 25, 2020

For Birth Control: “I’m not great with keeping a SPECIFIC time but I always take this pill between 11:30am and 12pm. This pill should take about 3-6 months to regulate in your body. Within those months it’s normal to feel some mood swings, slight changes in period, &/or weight gain so don’t worry. Prior to this pill, my periods were 5-7 days tops. First period while being on this pill lasted 2 weeks, the second lasted a week. From the third month moving forward my periods last about 3-5 days tops with no ovulation. My period dates also shift a bit. I didn’t notice any mood swings until about the 6th month. To today I sometimes feel sad or depressed & I won’t know why. I also cry a lot easier now. It’s nothing I’m concerned over tho, not too bad, & the mood swings are easy for me to quickly get over. Positive side effect: my breasts have gotten noticeably bigger. My bf has also “finished” in me multiple times with no pregnancy outcome so the pill has been doing it’s job. I’d recommend”

10 / 10
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Ah11 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 31, 2021

For Birth Control: “I recommend trying something else. I’ve read many reviews and talked to many other women who have tried Junel Fe. I do not have a history of depression but within the first month, I was severely depressed. I could not stop crying for days. I made it through the first month but it was very hard. I almost felt like a zombie, constantly being dismal. Not to mention, I experienced all of the side effects on the list and more. It was honestly miserable. If you are prescribed this by your doctor, please do some further research before you take it. I do not think it’s for everyone.”

1 / 10
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Jz · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 27, 2019

For Birth Control: “I’ve been on this birth control for a little over a year now, I love it, the first three to four months I had very bad mood swings and normal PMS but after those months I felt fine. Two side effects that I did notice is I never have a sex drive. Another is heavy discharge but nothing too hard to handle. Other than that pill works great I’ve used it a whole year taking it at 8pm and now I’ve changed to 12pm still never had problem and never been pregnant! I’ve also had my bf finishes inside many times still not pregnant! :-)”

9 / 10
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Mars Jazz · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 3, 2020

For Birth Control: “I have been on this birth control for a year now. My skin is clear and I haven’t had a pregnancy. Because of this I have been pretty happy with it until I realized I gained 25 lbs. For perspective, I started at 115 so 25 lbs is a huge gain for me. I started researching side effects of this birth control and I realized that this is likely the cause of other issues in my life. My sex drive has been at an all time low. I don’t want to give or receive oral, sex feels like a chore, and I’m not even turned on by the thought of it anymore. Additionally, my breasts are constantly sore. Lastly, I had to get prescribed an anxiety medication a few months ago. I have always had anxiety but I have been able to keep it under control until recently. If I was cognizant of these symptoms a while back I would’ve stopped. I’m so discouraged that this birth control could’ve disrupted my relationship and my self esteem.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous October 22, 2019

For Birth Control: “This birth control Junel Fe 24 is great, especially for first timers!! It is really low in progesterone (which is why sadly after 3 years of being on it I have to switch to a higher one due to getting too used to the strength and bleeding more than once a month) BUT my first few years on it I had a really good experience with Junel Fe. I had a super light period that lasted anywhere from 2-5 days and I had no cramps or migraines ever. I did not notice any weight gain and despite other reviews I think my sex drive was really really good. In my first year, I did have a lot of discharge which was kinda annoying but that is something that became less in my third year (I think it had to do with my reason up above). My only "con" with this birth control is that emotionally I did notice I was pretty sensitive to silly things (I found a reason to cry about almost anything ahah) but this was not anything major and I wish I could continue this birth control if it weren't for the low mg of progesterone :(”

9 / 10
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Aye · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 11, 2021

For Birth Control: “I have been on Junel Fe 24 birth control for almost 2 years now. Ive have had no issues with it. Before I started my periods were irregular and nothing made sense. My doctor took my off my old birth control and started me on this one and I've never had any issues with it. I have gained some weight but I've been at a steady weight for a little over a year now. I recommend it but yet again everyone's body is different.”

9 / 10
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dancedancex8 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 24, 2019

For Birth Control: “Junel Fe 24 is a good birth control have a ton of discharge but thats pretty much it. I get barely any bleeding now, versus before my periods were 5 days and heavy. No cramps No acne So far no babies but we pull out too I love it”

7 / 10
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Aly · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 13, 2019

For Birth Control: “I've been on this Junel Fe 24 birthe control pills for 3 years now and have not had a problem. I just don't like how there are 7 inactive pills which means my period lasts 7 days, that always feels like forever. I haven't had any bad experiences with this medication. My face didn't break out, no intense cramps, just normal PMS symptoms when I am on my period. I would recommend this pill for anyone looking for a low dose birth control.”

10 / 10
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Mane September 27, 2020

For Birth Control: “This birth control pill Junel Fe 24 has been the worse thing that was ever happened to my body. My doctor told me that it was going to help with my acne, which I didn't have, it made it worse. Told me the pill would make my sex life more fun. Well, that was the biggest lie of the planet. A few months in sex became painful. My vag was so dry that it became impossible to have sex without lube. Clitoral sex didn't feel good bc it became painful. Bc my vag was so dry I started bleeding after sex. I lost all my sex drive. I was crying and having anxiety attacks every couple of days. I thought my relationship was going down the drain bc of this pill. I didn't even feel anything when I was touched by my boyfriend and I used to feel happy explosions from his touch. I thought I was going crazy. I'll never trust my doctor's opinion again and I'm doing my own research before I let something do this to my body again because I really this feeling. I didn't get pregnant but I sure paid the price of losing myself.”

2 / 10
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Marie · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 20, 2019

For Birth Control: “I don’t normally write reviews for things but I had to take time to do this. I was on Microgestin before it switched to Junel fe. I had gotten on the pill because of irregular periods and very severe migraines around my period. I started taking this in December and by the end of Janurary I had full on depression and my anxiety was through the roof. I had no control over my emotions. I stopped taking this pill a week after I noticed the drastic change in my mood. It’s taken me almost 6 months to get to a spot where getting up everyday isn’t a battle. I went to a therapist for the first time in my life because my emotions were so out of control. This pill also increased and worsened my migraines. I don’t feel like myself anymore and the worst part is I’ll have to try another birth control just to try to feel like myself again. This drug should not be on the market. I’d happily pay more for my BC if it meant me not going through anything like this again.”

1 / 10
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Emotional sally · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 15, 2020

For Birth Control: “Was put on this pill for my poly cystic ovarian and metabolic syndrome after all other birth control pills (BCP) made me an emotional wreck. This brand on the first month made me cry over an empty jar of pickles and I would also experience sudden emotional outbursts which I were the same as the other bcps. I also experienced very painful periods to the point the only thing I could do was lay in bed in a fetal position. The second month I noticed a burning sensation and the hair on the top of my head was falling out. I told my doctor and he all but blew me off telling me that there was less than 1% probability of me experiencing these types of side effect from my bcp. I am not only taking myself off of this HORRIBLE pill, I am also switching doctors. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PILL!!!”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 2, 2019

For Birth Control: “I have tried numerous birth controls over the past couple years, I had a problem where I would be on my period for 3 months straight off for a month or so then my period would come again for another straight three months and birth control is the only help. Junel Fe has been wonderful for me, my periods are short and light and at most they last for four days, no side effects at all this has worked wonderful for me.”

10 / 10
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sarahg · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 28, 2019

For Birth Control: “I've been taking Junel Fe24 for almost two years because my cramps were so bad to the point where I would throw up and get a fever. I highly recommend this brand, I don't get any cramps, I get a super light period and my acne has really cleared up. But, some down sides to it are: low sex drive, weight gain, and sometimes being moody. I know I kind of contradicted myself up there but I really enjoy the aspect of having no cramps. Unfortunately, its great for me but can be horrible for you...”

9 / 10
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Lolo · Taken for less than 1 month August 8, 2019

For Birth Control: “Junel Fe 24 isn't my first birth control I've been on. I was on Lo Loestrin Fe for about 8 months, and always had irregular bleeding due to an ovarian cyst. Not sure if the birth control irritated it, or if it was there all along. Anyways, I've now been on Junel Fe 24 for about 3 weeks, and I love it. My acne has cleared up, and my cyst is gone!! Definitely don't think I'll be switching anytime soon. I haven't had anything but good symptoms from this birth control.”

9 / 10
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Lex · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 25, 2019

For Birth Control: “I started taking Junel FE 24 a little over a year ago when my Gyno recommended it to me after I complained about heavy, painful periods and acne. She told me it’s her favorite BC pill to prescribe, and I see why. This is the first BC pill I’ve taken, so I have nothing to compare it to other than horror stories I’ve heard from friends, but I quite like this one. I’ve had no issues other than some minor weight gain (less than 10 lbs), my periods aren’t painful anymore, and I haven’t had an acne breakout since I started taking it! I used to have a pretty irregular cycle - it was not unusual for me to go two or three months without a period - and while they only lasted 4-5 days, I’d bleed so heavily that I had to wear a bad as backup to a heavy tampon if I knew I’d be out for more than a couple of hours. Couple that with breakouts at every period, and cramps so painful it was hard to get out of bed, I needed a solution, and for me, it was this pill.”

9 / 10
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Jan · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 30, 2019

For Birth Control: “Had a wonderful experience on this Junel Fe 24 birth control! I didn’t experience any major side effects that people usually say that makes birth control sound scary or horrible. My periods before weren't super heavy and are even more manageable now. I plan on continuing my use with this birth control.”

10 / 10
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bsmith · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 3, 2020

For Birth Control: “Junel Fe was my first birth control and at first it worked really well for me. However, I soon noticed that it made my acne terrible. My periods started to get more irregular, they almost never came on my placebo week. It also made me cry almost daily for no reason, I was just really sad all of the time. When I stopped taking it my acne decreased and I didn’t feel the urge to cry all of them time. Works differently for everyone, but it wasn’t terrible compared to other birth controls I’ve taken.”

6 / 10
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Troblyn · Taken for less than 1 month October 23, 2019

For Birth Control: “Terrible. I used to have problem with acne years ago and this birth control has made my acne just as bad if not worse than before. I was on Blisovi and Hailey before with no side effects and my skin cleared up this bc has put my body in a downward spiral with mood swings, depression, decreased sex drive and again bad acne everywhere. I maintain a good diet, good sleep and good hydration too and nothing has changed except this birth control.”

1 / 10
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C · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 13, 2020

For Birth Control: “I started taking Junel Fe almost a year ago. I always heard horror stories on the internet and through friends about birth control pills. For the first few months it was fine, my periods were regular just did not last as long and were not so heavy. About, 4-5 months after taking it I missed 3 periods in a row. Then I got my period again for the next 3 months, and it was super heavy and was lasting 8 days or more. At first, I brushed it off and did not even think it was the pills doing this. I’ve also gained almost 20lbs. When I started to realize it could be because of my BC, I brushed it off because I tend to be a hypochondriac/overthinker. I didn’t realize what this pill was doing to my anxiety/mental health until my best friend, family and boyfriend noticed. I’ve always been a super happy, no stress, easy going person. I was lashing out on people for no reason and had the craziest mood swings. It works for a contraceptive though!”

6 / 10
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LC · Taken for less than 1 month August 20, 2019

For Birth Control: “I had to switch to this one (Junel Fe 24 = norethindrone acetate 1mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02mg) after taking Lo Loestrin (norethindrone Acetate 1mg, Ethinyl Estradiol 0.01mg) because my insurance wasn’t covering it. I took it for four days and got the most excruciating migraines I’ve ever had. It was debilitating and I couldn’t leave my house or do anything for three days, once I stopped taking it they went away immediately. I wasn't even aware they were different strength in the Ethinyl Estradiol the Junel was twice as much.”

1 / 10
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Aurora · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 28, 2020

“First of all, it might or might not work for you. Birth control pills have different effects on people, although quite the same symptoms. For me, it was fine! My obgyn doctor prescribed it to me because I didn't have my period for 3-4 months, so it was to regulate my menstrual cycle. It was my first time taking birth control pills in general too. The first time I got my period after taking the pills, it was so heavy. SO SO heavy. But that is to be expected since I didn't have my period for months. The next cycle, it last for 3 days tops, no cramps or anything of that (although when I had regular periods, I didn't have cramps anyway), and the bleeding was very light. My weight stayed the same tbh, but my mood swings were a little sensitive but I try to channel it through healthy mechanisms. It works fine as preventing pregnancy too, so so far so good on that.”

9 / 10
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Aries June 23, 2019

For Birth Control: “This is my 5th month being on Junel Fe. At first, I got nausea and my doctor told me to take at night with a snack which helped a lot. Not getting nausea anymore. My periods are so much lighter but sometimes longer. I had no other side effects from this medication. Everyone's body reacts different to meds so do not listen to others until you try it. I am going to continue taking it and hopefully it will help me get through perimenopause because my periods were awful before taking this. I couldn't walk without blood pouring out of me. I recommend this pill.”

10 / 10
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Tay July 11, 2019

For Birth Control: “I absolutely hate it. Took it for 1.5 weeks and stopped because I was bleeding; and I still am. It’s been three weeks of bleeding now. I’m miserable. Mood changes (for the worst) Generally feeling more irritable than usual, probably because I haven’t stopped bleeding for three weeks. It’s not worth wrecking your body over. NEVER AGAIN.”

1 / 10
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