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User Reviews for Microgestin 1.5/30

Microgestin 1.5/30 has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings on Drugs.com. 86% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 14% reported a negative experience.

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Birth Control  
7.3
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My experience · July 24, 2020

For Birth Control "I’ve been on this Microgestin 1.5/30 for 2 years now and it’s been amazing! It took a bit for my period to come around to adjusting to the cycle BUT it wasn’t nearly as painful even after the first 2 months I remember being able to actually walk while I had my period. To this day its been amazing. They’re about 2-5 days long now, with light to medium bleeding (medium for me is a super instead of a regular tampon was needed). It’s great I highly recommend. Didn’t mess with my emotions , haven’t noticed any weight gain, if anything I’ve been losing weight ! I’ll say it takes a minute for your period to come around , took me 7 months to get a steady cycle finally. If I mess it up though and skip by accident I’ll get my period in about 3-5 days normally and I’ll feel a little extra on the cramp side."

9 / 10
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MADS · Taken for 2 to 5 years · September 14, 2019

For Birth Control "I love my birth control! I have been taking Microgestin for 4 years. Since taking it, my crippling periods have reduced from 1.5 weeks of pain to 4 days of controllable discomfort. I did not gain weight, but my breasts and butt did increase in size. It also did not make my acne any better or worse which to me is acceptable. I will say I was on Microgestin Fe 1/20 at first which didn't allow me to skip periods even if I followed the rules to plan a month ahead. I switched to the higher dose Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 to be able to do so, but with this one, I can skip periods simply by continuing to take the active pills without the month ahead preparation. I don't know if this would work for other girls as my period has always been irregular and super finicky. Anyway, this pill has worked great for me."

9 / 10
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ColetteB1980 · April 2, 2016

For Menstrual Disorders "I was switched to Microgestin last May after years on Yaz. I have extremely heavy bleeding/pain/fatigue that lasted 21+ days with 1 week break, then repeat. Yaz stopped my periods for years, but they started again, so I switched. Microgestin seemed like overkill, but it has stopped the bleeding and I was instructed to skip the placebos. I have gained 15 lbs that won't budge, but as I've never been overweight, dr. dismissed this concern. Mood-wise, I’ve always been laid-back but I find that it’s easier to become overwhelmed. However, I have more worry about in general so I cannot solely attribute anxiety to it. Over all, it’s doing what I need it to do, but as I continue to sort out my lady problems, I would like to back down."

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 24, 2014

For Birth Control "I have been on this birth control for about 3 months. At first, I broke out everywhere horribly and was extremely moody and emotional. I haven't noticed any weight gain, and I do like it a lot better now. I used to have a pretty clear face except around my period I would break out, and the birth control hasn't made it any worse or better in three months. I have never taken any other type of birth control, so I don't have much to compare it to but it works well enough for me!"

8 / 10
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EmHath · November 16, 2014

For Birth Control "I take Birth Control pills as a way to calm and treat my cramps during periods. I noticed an instant improvement my first month: lighter bleeding and half as painful cramps. As time went on I noticed I had a rhythm of sorts and had a painful (but still less painful than before Birth Control pills) period once every three months. At the end of a year of taking them I had a week off of pills and noticed my headache was gone so I switched to Zovia at my doc's recommendation. I liked my Microgrestrin, though. A little bit of weight gain, cleared my acne, lighter bleeding and less cramps."

8 / 10
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anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 5, 2020

For Birth Control "This was the best birth control I was on. My skin cleared, mental health remained stable, and no break through bleeding. When I first started to take it, I was anxious and would get nauseous at night but that went away. My period only lasted 1 full day with 1 light day. It started on Friday and was gone by Sunday. I switched to Junel 1.5/30 because of insurance and it was horrible. "

9 / 10
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Savy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 3, 2019

For Birth Control "I’ve heard a mixture of both bad and good things about Microgestin 1.5/30 birth control, but personally this isn’t the one for me.... on the second month of taking this birth control I experienced some spotting wasn’t too bad at first I was ok, but then it started to get worst heavy bleeding wear I would go through pads, an tampons in less then an hour I had cramps and this lasted for 2 weeks I felt weak from losing so much blood and I had headaches a lot as well I don’t recommend this pill at all, but it may work for others."

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