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User Reviews for Ortho-Novum 1/35

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5.4
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Reviews for Ortho-Novum 1/35

Smith · Taken for 2 to 5 years · February 9, 2020

For Birth Control "I had started taking ortho novum in 2011-2015. I felt extremely nauseous when I first started taking it but that subsided. It was great while I was on it. Clear skin, light periods and no bad side effects. When I got off it to try to start a family my periods had become irregular and was unable to get pregnant for two years and was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 24. I was in shock. I do believe this pill caused my infertility issues. When I did get pregnant two years later I was able to get pregnant again in less than a year so I no longer had PCOS and my periods were regular. I would not recommend taking this if you want to have kids in the future. It may cause infertility issues afterwards like in my case."

6 / 10
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Nobaby7632 · October 18, 2019

For Birth Control "I was 17 years old when I asked my Mom to put me on the pill. I was prescribed Ortho Novum 1/28. When I turned 23 I lost my dad's insurance and within 6 months I was pregnant. I was in no condition to be a mother so I decided to end the pregnancy. I then got re-prescribed Ortho Novum 1/28 When I was about 27 I started to bleed a lot. It continued that for years. I got married at 30 and tried to get pregnant. We tried for 6 years with hormones, artificial insemination, the whole gamut. I had huge fibroid tumors and had seven surgeries to remove them. Nothing worked. Finally at 37 I had emergency surgery for a full hysterectomy. I believe that taking Ortho Novum 1/28 for years caused my infertility and years of bleeding, physical pain and emotional pain. All between 1988- 2007. I'm really interested in who experienced similar situations."

3 / 10
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Confidence&Strength · May 11, 2015

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome "I have had no bad side affects with this pill. I take it in conjunction with spirolactone and metformin for PCOS. The combination has helped in regulating my periods and reducing hair growth on my chin are. If I miss a few days and have to double up on pills my body definitely can feel the overload of hormones. My periods are very light and for about 2-3 days which my doctor said happens with this pill. My sex drive is definitely heighten with this birth control! To avoid a delay in starting a new pack with mailing/ordering delays. I asked my doctor to receive more packs at once. It's avoided issues with break through bleeding and original PCOS symptoms from getting out of control!"

10 / 10
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clarka · January 26, 2009

For Birth Control "I loved this birth control pill! I knew what day I would get my period and even what time. Every other birth control pill I would constantly spot and with this one I didn't. The one draw back about this pill is every month when starting a new pack, I would be very nauseous for about 3-4 days(usually just in the morning)."

9 / 10
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Lee · Taken for 10 years or more · December 24, 2019

For Birth Control "I started Otho-Novum 1/35 (ON1/35) when I was 15 yrs to regulate my periods and reduce bleeding (was bleeding for 2 weeks before the pill) this worked to do both. I had no cramping and it almost stopped my bleeding completely. Now years later I tried to get pregnant. I've tried horomones, ovulation tracking, IUI and nothing works. This pill stops the release of eggs. My issues now are no egg production and the ones I have are not released. I would suggest menstrual cups to anyone looking to regulate period flow/days bleeding and anything other then a hormone treatment to control pregnancy, acne, and moods...that is if you want a family some day."

3 / 10
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Anonymous · October 25, 2012

For Birth Control "At first the pill was great, helped with the bleeding and regulate my period. Then I slowly began getting depressed and I had to stop taking this pill. I've never felt this way in my life, I just want to lay in bed all day. I miss school and work; not healthy, totally not like me."

3 / 10
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lexi909 · October 27, 2015

For Acne "I've been on this pill for 2 months and have seen decent acne results. Now it hasn't cleared up completely and I still get pimples. Be aware if you have scarring, it will get worse before it gets better. I'll probably switch to Ortho Cyclen after month 3 if the acne isn't completely gone. The top ones I would recommend you for acne: 1. Yasmin, 2. Ortho Cyclen 3. Diane 35. Hope this helps anyone with hormonal acne/ has had it since high school like me and is now in her junior year of college."

6 / 10
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lexis909 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 27, 2015

For Birth Control "When I first got on this pill, it was so great because I hardly had any side effects. Then...I started having them. My boobs hurt and I got cramps. I definitely also noticed increased appetite. However, it completely took away my periods which I LOVE! And now I'm in month two and my stomach and boobs only hurt occasionally. I'm hoping it will get even better from here but I really like this pill as a BC."

7 / 10
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Sunpassions · November 16, 2009

For Birth Control "After trying a million birth controls, I finally stayed on this one for a while. No weight gain. I was emotional and depressed around my period. And have a great sex drive. The only problem I am having now is acne. It gets worse around my period. I am switching today. I love this birth control. Wish I didn't have to switch, but I hate breakouts!"

8 / 10
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Anonymous · May 5, 2011

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome "Since I cannot choose more than one option for condition, I will post both reasons here: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Birth Control. I first started with two other different brands of birth control before getting on Ortho Novum 1/35. The other two brands make me extremely moody and my periods were out of control. Once I got started on Ortho Novum 1/35, my periods started evening out, lasting 3 - 5 days out of the entire placebo week. The only downside I've noticed was a little bit of weight gain and vaginal dryness during intercourse. I'm not overly moody or irritable and I can actually do activities that would leave me curled up on the couch."

10 / 10
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Adrianne · Taken for 2 to 5 years · November 2, 2021

For Birth Control "My gyno first prescribed this when I was 17 and had an ovarian cyst. My mother refused so since I was underage, I could not get them. At 19, again the gyno prescribed them and since I was of age, I took them for four years until I got married and wanted to start a family. Big surprise, I couldn't get pregnant. It took 1 year and 3 months for my periods to return during which I was told I would "never get pregnant without Clomid". I stuck it out and figured I took them for 4 years so it would probably take 4 years to undo the damage. I got pregnant 1 year and 3 months after I stopped taking them. I never bothered to read anything about them until I had to do a college paper on a "controversial topic". I decided to do the paper on bc pills and it was only then that I saw there were serious side effects. The story has a happy ending in that I did go on to have several children, zero abortions, no more cysts, and great success with the "Fertility Awareness" method of birth control."

2 / 10
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Ncope84 · February 10, 2022

For Birth Control "Started this pill at 15 for birth control. Took for 5 years. Then later at 25 I started trying to get pregnant. I did not conceive until 28 (3 years!) , My other two children were conceived with the help of fertility specialist. I too believe the birth control led to my fertility issues. Over effective I guess"

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Liz116 · January 5, 2014

For Acne "Reduced acne significantly and skin is now clear after 3 months of use"

10 / 10
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AshleyHi · November 7, 2015

For Birth Control "So I just switched to this method of bc from my old one Reclipsen and I must say it is excellent!!!! I'M losing weight I have 0 appetite I eat occasionally not too much snacking "

8 / 10
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