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User Reviews for Nortrel 7/7/7 to treat Birth Control

Nortrel 7/7/7 has an average rating of 2.8 out of 10 from a total of 17 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 12% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 76% reported a negative experience.

Nortrel 7/7/7 rating summary

2.8/10 average rating

17 ratings from 19 user reviews.

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Reviews for Nortrel 7/7/7

Anonymous · May 20, 2010

“Causes severe migraines in my case, weight gaining (I used to weigh 117lbs after using it for a couple of months I'm 130lbs). I haven't changed my diet, I am always careful what I eat and I cook at home. I go to the gym regularly I see nothing else I can blame for this situation. I am having mood swings and I get irritated a lot. I never had these symptoms when I was using Minulet, Femoden or Harmonet. I have been taking birth control for 9 years now. I will ask my doctor to change it.”

2 / 10
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Tina · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 6, 2019

“I've been taking this pill for about 6 months and all I do is sleep and cry, I've had migraines since I started taking this, bad anxiety and depression, I been eating more than ever but no weight gain. No matter how much I sleep I still feel tired and don't want to go anywhere or do anything thing but lay in bed. I cry over the simplest things and every night I cry myself to sleep.”

3 / 10
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mare · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 19, 2021

“PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE UNDER 110 POUNDS OR AROUND THERE!!!! This pill dosage is more than your body can handle! I had two gynecologists put me on this pill knowing my weight. I finally saw another gyno after 5 months on it because of how depressed, anxious and emotionless I would feel. I lost my sex drive, my ability to enjoy things, my taste in food. This pill would make me throw up and pass out constantly. I had migraines for the first time and it would also cause me to get so sick to the point I couldn’t move. I had a loss of appetite and even my hair was falling out! Anyways, he said I was crazy for lasting this long. This pill is dangerously high for women who are around my weight. I would not wish the experience I had on these pills on my worst enemy. I nearly lost my boyfriend and friends because of it. Please make sure you’re reading how much you’re putting into your body and how much your body can take! Most importantly always remember there are other options!”

1 / 10
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SassyNeon · Taken for less than 1 month · June 6, 2019

“I've been on Nortrel 7/7/7 birth control for less than a month. At first, everything was fine and I was only bloated. After a week, my appetite increased and I gained 10 lbs from eating more. I've been getting horrible headaches since starting it. I've been having terrible mood swings and have snapped at people for no reason or for petty things. It's almost cost me my relationship with my fiance. I can't sleep right anymore despite me taking my medication for insomnia (currently running on 4 hours of sleep, actually). I break out randomly on my forehead, chin, and chest. But hey, I'm not pregnant. It's not worth the side effects in my opinion. Make sure to let your doctor know if you suffer from depression, anxiety, BPD, etc. because this pill with mess with you bad. I will be switching back to my previous pill since I was better off on that one.”

2 / 10
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RachelT812 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 19, 2017

“I started Nortrel August 2016, and whenever I went on it my appetite increased like crazy and I became severely depressed. I started binge eating and gained about 20 lbs in two months. For a while I didn't put two and two together and thought that I was just depressed and developing terrible eating habits. The next few months I was going through therapy and trying to get my binge eating under control. Nothing worked and I felt awful. Finally about two months ago I questioned whether the birth control was to blame for all of my problems. I went off and got a Skyla IUD and let me tell you... BEST DECISION EVER! I've lost about 5 lbs in a month with no effort and I definitely have noticed that my appetite is back to normal since switching.”

1 / 10
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Jazz · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 29, 2018

“I started taking this pill a month ago after switching from novium 777 it was a great pill I had no side effects but a super light period. While taking nortrel 777 I was nausea when I first started taking them but hasn't happen since the first week. It didn't make the cramps go aways. Although other than that it seems to be working fine.”

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Anonymous · May 14, 2016

“I have been taking this birth control since my senior year in high school, I am now in my senior year of college. Since I been on this medicine people around says I have gotten mean, I sleep a lot, I have headaches, but that is mostly it. It works! I haven't been pregnant and I'm continuing to use it until I get married.”

9 / 10
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Sandy · Taken for less than 1 month · August 20, 2018

“The first day and last day I started. I had multiple crying spells at work (Starbucks) for no reason but this medicine. I would not recommend for individuals suffering with depression. Mood swings like crazy I was super happy at first then crying hysterically the next. I went off of it. I know it takes 3 months for the side effects to settle. However I was terrified to eat at all fearing I would gain 20 pounds or get a full face of cystic acne. Think this sadness happened right away didn't take 3 months to kick in it took a few hours.”

1 / 10
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E · Taken for less than 1 month · April 24, 2020

“Just say No! I am not able to sleep at night Always tired probably bc I can’t sleep Have headaches I’m always hot My appetite increased No sex drive Just say NO, but I guess everyone is different. Not for me.”

1 / 10
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Mrs.queenb · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 30, 2019

“I got put on Nortrel 777 about 5 months ago. BAD idea. I have been having cluster headaches almost every day, I can sleep a full 24 hours and still feel tired. My cramps are worse but I barely bleed. My eating is fine, no bloating, and haven't noticed any weight gain . I don't recommend this birth control. I have anxiety and depression, this pill has made everything worse. I'm going to dr tomorrow to get off this pill.”

4 / 10
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Dee · Taken for 10 years or more · December 5, 2018

“I took this for 15 years. It gave me high blood pressure and increased heart rate 102-108bpm. No moods swings or pregnancies. Regulated my period, reduced my cramps, and made my endometriosis go away. I switched to another BC and the high blood pressure stopped and the heart rate is at 100bpm.”

3 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · July 27, 2018

“This was an awful experience for me. I started and immediately I had cramps and was bloated and uncomfortable. By less than 2 weeks in, I had a humongous cystic pimple on my leg, which I have never had before, as well as small bumps on my thighs. My face became oily and I broke out there as well, as well as my chest, collarbone, and shoulders. I had trouble sleeping and became so depressed every night before sleeping. I had mood swings like crazy and felt bloated all the time. No weight gain so far however. I’m stopping this pill mid pack because of the severity of the depression I have never had any serious issues with depression, only slight acne that was very under control, and a very healthy sleep schedule.”

3 / 10
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Susieq · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 6, 2021

“I love this birth control. It is considered higher dose and its a generic of one of the older brands. I am 39 and this bc, and the original name brand ortho tricyclen I was on in my early 20s, have been the only 2 brands that have ever worked for me without side effects. I would highly recommend trying it if you are sensitive to birth control and cant find one that works for you well.”

9 / 10
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J · Taken for 5 to 10 years · March 2, 2020

“Took this birth control Nortrel for about 8 years and gained weight on it ( went from 115lb to 137lb in two years) and had to stop it due to high blood pressure. Had bad acne and oily skin also. Mad me extremely moody and decreased my sex drive sometimes. The only positive was it kept me from getting pregnant.”

1 / 10
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Kia · Taken for less than 1 month · January 27, 2020

“This is only my 3rd day and I have very bad migraines and sleepiness is a slight issue I do seem more tired than usual. I'm having a lil trouble controlling my emotions I've cried a few times. My appetite isn't really an issue for me , I actually lose interest in my food before I'm half way done especially breakfast food(s) . But idk how this is going to affect me in school or during practice(s) .”

5 / 10
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farmtrailsandcoffee · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 18, 2020

“After 5 years of taking tri-estarylla, I was put on this Nortrel 7/7/7 birth control because of new insurance and a new doctor. I got pregnant on Nortel 7/7/7 on my third pack of taking it correctly. During the months of taking it: I was emotional and easily agitated. (I suffer with depression and bipolar 2 but my symptoms were out of the norm for myself). I also had severe headaches/ migraines. Every person is different and we all react differently to every med, but I know how to take birth control and to get pregnant on it was an emotion rollercoaster. My husband and I have a beautiful baby, but I can't in good faith recommend to give this pill a chance if it can't even prevent pregnancy.”

1 / 10
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Angbak · Taken for less than 1 month · December 26, 2016

“I have been taking it for about a month. It's terrible. Causes terrible breakouts and super nauseous. (Threw up a couple times). It's absolutely the worst. I'm asking my doctor to change it ASAP!”

1 / 10
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Morrisn · Taken for less than 1 month · January 12, 2022

“This birth control I’ve only been using for 2 weeks. I woke up this morning with terrible vaginal itching and pain. I don’t sleep and I get random severe headaches that last 1-2 minuets.”

1 / 10
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Cg · Taken for less than 1 month · March 17, 2019

“So glad I found this forum! I was on a low dose BC while nursing... I actually forgot to switch when I was done nursing 2 years ago”

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