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For Birth Control "I took this for about a month and my body took it very well. The only downside was that I was nauseous after I'd take it to the point where I couldn’t function and I’d have to lay down in order to settle myself. I had light periods before and they did get heavier but that’s no big deal since they weren’t horrible. Overall, it’s a fair medication and I don’t see many things wrong with it"

   
8.0

janak (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 25, 2018

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For Ovarian Cysts "I took this medicine to treat my PCOS and my overall experience was alright. My acne completely cleared up and my cycle became regulated, but I gained 15 pounds in three months!"

   
6.0

abby (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 25, 2018

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "UPDATE!!! I stopped the pill and the bleeding continued heavily & clotting .. I notified my doctor I will see what she recommend until then I’m staying on the pill."

   
9.0

Ebony (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 16, 2018

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For Birth Control "This was my first birth control. The first few weeks I got horrible nausea, I felt overly emotional, and tired. I figured that was normal for my body to be getting used to the drug. Once that was over I had no complaints. My acne cleared, and I had no other symptoms. But now, I've been on it for almost a year and suddenly I'm getting those symptoms again. I wake up in the middle of the night with nausea, I feel extremely anxious, I even am having strange vivid dreams. I will be changing to a different birth control."

   
7.0

SB April 14, 2018

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "It’s safe to say after reading all the reviews everyone has a different affect with this birth control. The reason I took mononessa is because I had long term bleeding that lasted almost a month. My doctor prescribed this pill 2 pills a day for 5 days then 1 pill until the pack is gone. My bleeding stopped on the second day I have one pill left and I’m spotting now with cramps. Overall I’m just glad I’m not bleeding heavy with clots anymore. But now I’m going to stop the pill yo see what my periods do. So I’ll keep y’all updated. I had nothing but mood changes with this medicine. I do recommend it’s just not for everybody you would have to pick what works for you. Good Luck!"

   
9.0

Ebony (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2018

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For Birth Control "I've been on this pill for years and years and love it, mostly because of how it evens out my moods. My doctor is saying at my age it may be time to wean off of birth control, but I will put it off as long as I can. I have a family history of clinical depression and mood swings, and feel so safe on this medication. Having said that, Walgreens just told me they wanted me to switch to another medication. NOOOOOO!!!!!"

   
10

Harmony (taken for 10 years or more) March 27, 2018

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I used to have horrible period cramps, and my periods were very irregular. The amount of blood was normal, but the fact that I couldn’t predict when I’d be menstruating was very annoying. I talked to my OB-GYN and started taking Mononessa. I didn’t experience any negative side effects; my mood actually stabilized. I already had very clear skin, but I went from getting the occasional pimple to rarely getting them at all. I now use Mononessa for birth control because I’m sexually active and I wasn’t when I began the pill when I was 15. It’s amazing for that too. I take my pills very regularly (every night between 9 and 11 pm) and have had no issues. My boyfriend’s condom fell off last month and I just got my period today around the same time I got it last month. This pill is a life saver!"

   
10

Previously Painful Periods (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 20, 2018

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For Birth Control "I have been using this for a month now and do not recommend to those with body issues. (Little background.... I workout everyday (hard) and still have low self esteem. Despite low self esteem I am a very outgoing and calm person). For my 18th birthday I asked my mom if I could go on birth control before going to college next year. My weight before beginning was 114.4 pounds. Now, a month later, my weight is 124 and I practically cry myself to sleep every night because of it. I hate my body and I am so moody all the time and it’s because of THIS pill."

   
1.0

Liv (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 16, 2018

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For Birth Control "I have been on it for almost a year, it has helped with my acne and cramping before my period, only side effects I have experienced is slight depression and anxiety."

   
8.0

Danjjj February 14, 2018

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For Birth Control "I have been on Mononessa since 6 weeks after I had my son in 2014. It was fine at first, up until about a year ago every thing started changing. My face was breaking out bad. My normal face wash wasn't working at all, in fact it seemed to make it worse. My emotions are constantly screwed up and I mean JACKED UP. I get upset at things I wouldn't normally be upset with, get mad about it even and stay mad (that is not who I am!) I am nauseous 3 weeks out of the month, all day every day and I am so tired and exhausted and flat out dizzy that now I have to lay down when my husband gets home from work so she can hang out with our little guy. Normally I would be up doing things, making food, cleaning, playing etc. Going to Dr. to get a different type. Would like to be on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo because I was on that for 12 years and it was great. I'm just a hot mess thanks to this pill. I never did get pregnant..so that's a plus."

   
1.0

FantasticFox February 3, 2018

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For Birth Control "I have been on mononessa for about 4 years now. The first couple years were fine. I was taking mononessa for my PMD (premenstrual disorder) its where I get heavy periods with bad mood swings. It helped perfectly. This past year I've had horrible periods sometimes I would spot for 2-3 days (brown or dark read) then a full period for like 1 day. Now I haven't had my period in a month. I usually have my period at the end of every month and it ends at the beginning of the next month. Then my period changed and I started having them in the middle of the month. Last month it went back to normal. Now this month I haven't had it all but I'm getting period symptoms and cramping for the past week. I rated this based on what it's actually for birth control. I don't use condoms and I haven't gotten pregnant."

   
7.0

Lexiiissss January 31, 2018

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For Birth Control "I've been on Mononessa for about 2 1/2 years now and in the beginning, I can honestly say I had no complaints. It completely minimized my periods, my acne was non-existent, my sex drive was strong, and I was able to maintain my weight well! About a year and a half ago though, things took a turn for the worse. I was getting headaches and migraines practically 3-4 days out of the week, my periods were getting heavier again, my sex drive was on and off, my face starting breaking out, and next thing I knew I had gained 25lbs. I can't shake that weight, despite eating even healthier and working out 2x/day, which is leading to insecurity and depression. Definitely wouldn't recommend using for longer than a year."

   
3.0

buttonpusher January 23, 2018

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For Birth Control "MonoNessa isn’t totally horrible, some moments I’m fine and others I'm super dizzy. I’ve only been on this for 3 days and I'm already having a lot of negative side effects. Dizziness, fatigue and issues with my contacts. I think I’m just gonna finish it and wait until I have my next appointment to get a different birth control. I’ll finish sometime in February, since I started at a weird time of the month. It just gonna finish and take the sugar pills and be done taking forms of birth control until spring when I have my next appointment. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this birth control but some people react differently on it."

   
4.0

annooonn January 14, 2018

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For Birth Control "THIS WAS AWFUL! On the fourth month of use, I experienced extreme anxiety and depression. I had to go see a therapist to calm down. It made me not want to get out of bed, or do things I love. I just stopped taking this birth control, so hopefully I will feel better again"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2018

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For Birth Control "I had irregular periods since I started having my period, I also had terrible acne and nasty cramps. After taking MonoNessa, my acne went away, with the exception of the occasional blackheads, I have absolutely no cramps while on my period, and I get my period every month for 3-4 days."

   
10

horanhug7 January 12, 2018

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I’ve used this pill for 7 days & I’ve been on my deathbed ever since. This is my first time taking any form of birth control. This pill made me so nauseous & dizzy that I couldn’t get out of bed. I have a very regular system if you catch my drift & This pill LOCKED ME UP. I’ve been having painful bloating & gas pockets & nothing I’ve tried yet had been able to relieve it. I’ve been scared to eat because my stomach is already so full & nothing’s moving. It’s also caused some substantial cramping. It makes me SO exhausted. I've been taking 4+ naps a day. This pill has been ravaging my system & I don’t really see an upside to it. I’ve been trying to give my body a chance to adjust but I will probably discontinue use."

   
2.0

Currently dying January 9, 2018

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For Birth Control "For the most part the pill is fine, but this is the second kind of birth control I have been on with pretty much the same problem. I have been on this one for about four moths now, and the entire time I have been on it, I have gotten my period early. Last month I started four days early, and this month I started exactly four days early again. My doctor had been skip the last week of my pill pack with the hopes this might fix the problem, but I am still on my period. I was on trinessa before, and I had a similar problem, but with it when I did start early it would be a full week, and no matter what I did, it was always 14 days long. I am beyond sick of this."

   
5.0

Luckybear101 January 8, 2018

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "Had been bleeding and clotting heavily for almost 2 months and thought enough was enough. Asked my doctor to prescribe a birth control so I could stop bleeding and the prescribed Mononessa. The first day, I took one. I was still bleeding, but the clotting had slowed down tremendously. The second day, still bleeding, but not as heavy and no clotting. On the third day, I took 2 (as suggested by the doctors office if the bleeding did not stop) and the bleeding slowed down even more. The fourth day I took two in the early morning (around 6am) and by 11am, the bleeding had stopped. I am ECSTATIC to say the least. This product worked extremely well for me and I could not be more pleased!"

   
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CC6105 December 30, 2017

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For Birth Control "I had extremely heavy and irregular periods with unbearable cramping for years. I've been taking Mononessa for about 3 years now, have never gotten pregnant, and have little to barely any cramping, along with regular, once-a-month, periods."

   
10

Lilybae (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 27, 2017

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For Birth Control "Wow this pill is nearly useless. I started it because I have endometriosis and the cramps are unbearable. I've been on it for 4 months now. First 2 months I had 4 periods. That is one week out of each month without a period. Last 2 months I've been on a period this entire time. Daily bleeding. The amount of money I have spent on feminine products since I started this pill is outrageous. Don't get me started on the way my pH balance has reacted either. My doctor had to prescribe me a prescription strength bacteria pill to take for 10 days and a prescription strength yeast infection pill for 8 days. Helped for only 2 weeks and now the problems are reoccurring again. Will not refill my next prescription."

   
1.0

Anonymous December 19, 2017

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For Birth Control "I have been on this pill for 4 or 5 years. I was put on it for irregular severe periods. My periods came twice a month, & sometimes not at all for 3 to 6 months, & they always lasted 8-10 days with severe cramps, large blood clots, severe mood swings, rendering me bedridden. The first month or so, I remember having some nausea, but I noticed for the first year, a significant drop in my sex drive and depression issues. Which I'm also prone to depression whether I'm on this pill or not. Doesn't really help my acne either. But as far as positive goes, my periods are way more bearable. 4-5 days, hardly any cramps, better moods, I haven't got pregnant & i don't use condoms I'm in a monogamous relationship. Overall has it been good to me."

   
8.0

Baileyyyy (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 17, 2017

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For Birth Control "It’s was amazing the first time I took it but after I was dying with constant yeast infection do not take"

   
1.0

Dddddddjjjjj December 5, 2017

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For Birth Control "I was on the Kireva birth control pill 3 years ago for 2 years straight and experienced no problems. I recently decided to go back on the pill but was suggested Monessa by my doctor. The first week I was on the pill I thought I was experiencing early pregnancy symptoms. Unbearable stomach/pelvic cramping to the point where I couldn't even sit up straight, headaches, complete loss of energy, crazy mood swings, loss of appetite/being disgusted by foods I normally love, and terrible nausea at all hours of the day, and very painful breast tenderness starting at the beginning of the 2nd week. I can't wait to get off of this. Ugh! 0/10"

   
1.0

idhuw2 (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2017

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For Birth Control "I switched to this BC based on the recommendation from my Dr; I was looking for a contraceptive that would help with my acne. My previous bc made me hormonal and emotional, as in all of my emotions were on the extremes and I also experienced heightened anxiety and depression. After switching to this brand I saw an evening out of my emotions and anxiety gradually as my body got used to the switch. I didn't experience any negative side effects at first, but over time as my body has gotten used to the bc I started to gain weight and my emotions are starting to become touchy again, especially during my period. Considering I got this for my acne, I've only noticed a slight difference, but that may also be due to other changes I have made."

   
7.0

cj1996c December 4, 2017

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For Birth Control "I’ve been taking mononessa for a month and a half, since day one I noticed a slight headache I didn’t pay much attention to it since I thought it was just balancing my hormones. The following weeks went by and my headache got worse by the time my period came I experienced cramps very bad cramps making me cry (30 year old crying worst period ever) I called my doctor and told her my symptoms she told me that it was normal that eventually my body would get use to the medication. Once again I’m on month two second week I’ve been experiencing terrible heart burn, diarrhea, vomiting & extreme headache so I threw them away. If your taking this pill I hope it works for you it didn’t for me :("

   
1.0

Maria.Saav22 (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2017

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