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For Birth Control "I've been taking it for a good while now, the first three months I was dizzy, nausea, and moody. But after those initial months that has stopped.[Pros] I had bad acne and it has helped clear it up, periods are less painful .[cons] I have gained a few pounds and am constantly craving food, my sex drive is substantial lower. May be trying another brand soon because of this. **I recommend setting an alarm on phone to remember to take it, mines for 10 that's way if there's a chance I'll be out late it's with me and taking it won't interfere with my day to day activities**"

   
8.0

Amber (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 7, 2017

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For Birth Control "I read a review before I started taking this that I relate to so much....all I think about is food on this pill! Luckily I haven't had any other side effects, I'm almost done with my first pack. I'm constantly thinking about food, I'm talking 24/7. Even right after I've eaten I'm back to craving salty, fatty foods that I normally didn't crave before this. Worst of all is that I'm craving MEAT. I've been vegetarian for over a year and never craved or thought about meat the entire time until I started this pill....I hope it stops soon because it's disturbing for me."

   
8.0

Jessica L December 20, 2016

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For Birth Control "I've been on this pill since October. My reasoning for going on birth control was due to my irregular periods. I've had many side effects such as the nausea or throwing up. If I take my pill late that night & wake up for school the next morning it's a given I'll throw up. If I accidentally forget to take a pill one night and take two the next night I ALWAYS throw up. The sickness has made me have 4 absentees from school. Besides the puking, it has made my periods regular! It is so nice to know when the flow is on its way!"

   
9.0

Nikkipoo December 12, 2016

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For Birth Control "I began taking Mononessa about three months ago. I didn't really experience any negative side effects- a few weird waves of nausea early on, but other than that, I felt really good on this pill. However, I had to switch to a different pill because after about a week or two on Mononessa, I began bleeding every single day. It dipped in and out of heavy bleeding, but was always heavier than typical spotting. And it happened EVERY DAY for 2.5 months, until I switched. Which is disappointing, because otherwise, I experienced no ill side effects. I'll also mentioned that I suffered from incredibly bad acne a few years ago, and I was nervous that starting birth control would ruin my skin again. However, I noticed no changes to my skin on this pill"

   
8.0

GSlimy December 9, 2016

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For Birth Control "I have been on this pill a little over a month now. This is the first birth control pill I've ever been on. So far, I think it's great! I have only mild symptoms from time to time such as nausea but nothing horrible. My periods are definitely lighter which is good cuz I used to have very heavy periods. I have noticed my sex drive go down, but not so far down that I have no desire. I just have significantly less desire. Since starting the pill, I haven't noticed any improvement in my skin nor have I noticed any worsening of my acne. Also, I haven't noticed any changes in my mood so that is also a plus! Overall, Mononessa is working for me due to the lighter pills, very mild side effects, and so far the effectiveness of preventing pregnancy!"

   
9.0

Twee92 December 6, 2016

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For Birth Control "I started Mononessa after one injection of Depo and I absolutely love this pill. My periods are so predictable in terms of heaviness and length. Cleared up my skin a lot. It's a pain to remember to take it every day but I've only ever forgotten twice in my two years. Never had a pregnancy scare on it (knock on wood) and I haven't used any other method of BC since starting it which is probably not recommended. I was nauseous for the first few months only after starting a new pack but now I never am. The only thing is, I think it negatively effects my mood and sex drive. I'm currently considering a non hormonal method to experience my natural hormones and moods for a change. It's hard to say good-bye to a BC that's been so good to me though"

   
10

YourAverageDrugReviewer December 1, 2016

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For Birth Control "I have been on this birth control for 8 years and had no problems at all. It was great. I recently was put on a body acne medication that lowered the effectiveness of this brand so because of that reason I am switching to Zovia I hope it's as good."

   
10

Simone P (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 1, 2016

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For Birth Control "I went on this pill an entire year ago to help control my facial acne. I was excited to start and as usual this would take a few months to kick in. (the acne would be worse, then get better) Well, I can say that I've given it a full year trial... and my acne has gotten lighter, but I still break out terribly. I never had severe acne just mild. I go through stages of mild/light. But it's never regulated. My skin is terrible and I have sensitive skin that leaves scars even at the smallest pimple. I was so disappointed now an entire year and nothing has really gotten better. My mood has been more emotional than ever, and after a full year I can attribute it most likely to these pills."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 28, 2016

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For Birth Control "This birth control did wonders for my stomach. Other brands made me so sick and if I forgot and had to take 2 at a time I was throwing up in the middle of the night. These pills do not upset my stomach at all which is great. Haven't noticed any other side effects maybe a little moody at times but I think that's just my period. Also no weight changes for me"

   
9.0

Anonymous November 23, 2016

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For Ovarian Cysts "I started Mononessa after having been on at least 5 other birth control pills. I've now been using Mononessa for almost 5 years. Having been diagnosed with Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, my Obgyn put me on birth control to help the symptoms. Mononessa has eliminated most of my symptoms. While I still struggle with weight gain, this pill hasn't made me gain weight or make it harder to lose weight. (anyone with PCOS knows that losing weight is the actual struggle). Overall I really like this pill and it has been a life saver!"

   
10

acruncg2019 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 19, 2016

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For Birth Control "I have been on a couple different types of birth control, and I have to say I like mononessa the least of all the ones I've tried. I started taking Mononessa about two years ago when I graduated from high school, because my insurance no longer covers the birth control I was previously on. My senior year of high school I weighed approximately 125 pounds, and now I'm up to 155. I can't say the weight gain is completely from the birth control, but I think it has mostly come from me switching. I am very moody, constantly hungry, and I feel as if I keep gaining weight. Other than that, I've been taking birth control since I was 13 (so for 8 years now), and I have never had any major problems."

   
6.0

Lexe Rae November 9, 2016

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For Birth Control "Since taking Monessa the only problem I have had was an increase in appetite and not having a sex drive PERIOD. Husband is very upset because I'm NEVER in the mood and I NEVER want to be touched sexually(month )..."

   
9.0

Tiara901 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 7, 2016

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For Birth Control "I've been on many different birth controls and this has to be the worst. I started about 2 months ago and I've been bleeding ever since. I've been bloated, my appetite has increased however I've managed to keep it down, and I've been moody. I hate it!"

   
1.0

KyraD November 5, 2016

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For Birth Control "I am 3 months post-partom and have been taking mononessa since I was 6 weeks pp. I have never taken birth control before. Ever since I started taking this birth control I have periods that last about 3 weeks with cramping and headaches... I'm about to be done"

   
2.0

Christine2410 November 4, 2016

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For Birth Control "I am a small girl 20 years old I weigh about 115 lbs and since I started 7 days ago all I can think about is food.. I eat allllll the time which isn't necessarily a bad think considering my weight and I wanted to gain a little but I swear food is the single thing on my mind and I don't feel hunger pain at all.. other than that I haven't noticed any other side effects."

   
5.0

Lon47899 November 3, 2016

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For Birth Control "Mononessa has been my birth control for 2 years now. I have never had a single problem with these particular pills. I have had no mood swings, weight loss/gain, nausea, etc. I feel the same exact way as I did before taking birth control... just protected! I am very strict on myself with taking it at the same time every night. I set an alarm on my phone and take it at the same time every night. I have never had any problems with the pill. I really recommend trying to see if it works the same way as it has for me."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 2, 2016

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For Ovarian Cysts "Nauseous feeling is 100% off the hook it's unbearable. The worst feeling ever"

YvesBake October 21, 2016

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For Birth Control "I was originally on Lo Loestrin Fe which made me bleed like crazy and once I started this pill it stopped it. PROS: No weird bleeding, normal period. CONS: I feel like I am going crazy. I am an emotional wreck and I am normally a very calm person. I feel like crying every minute and not to mention that but my sex drive is completely gone. Birth control just isn't for me I am going to stick to condoms."

   
7.0

Kayyyyy October 18, 2016

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For Birth Control "I love this pill and I'm surprised it has so many poor reviews on this website, but I guess it really goes to show you that it's all about finding a form of birth control that works for you. For me, Mononessa is just that. PROS: Cheap (I only pay about $10/month, but I was getting it free for a while) with no negative emotional or mental effects (I find this pill actually increases my mood!). I used to have extremely painful cramps on the first two days of my period, but that pain has dramatically decreased since taking this pill. Lingering acne on my face has also vanished. CONS: Occasional light spotting with a small breakout a week or so before period. I have gained a few extra pounds, but I've managed most of it with diet and exercise."

   
9.0

MaryAnneSD1026199 (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 25, 2016

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For Birth Control "Thank you girls for sharing your experiences about this drug. I feel so much better now knowing I'm not the only one with "the side-effects". I was on this pill for 3 months. I used to get the Depo-Shot and I gained almost 30 lbs from that (I know). While I was on the pill: PROS: no break-outs, mild cramps, no heavy periods just spotting, bloating disappeared CONS: my boobs hurt, no sex drive, emotionally wreck, very moody, I thought I was going crazy. It's been a month since I got off this pill: PROS: sex drive gone wild lol & slowly getting my energy back. CONS: bloating is back, painful cramps every now and then, moody AF (still), paranoia(still), I'm one of those people who still feel "empty" inside, breakouts."

   
4.0

Ehem September 13, 2016

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For Birth Control "Started this pill in Apr 2016 it was okay at first, periods became lighter, the cramps were unbearable. Very moody, tired,headaches, dry skin, and now four months in my period was late. When it finally came it has been going on two weeks. Not to mention my face started to swell my lips and hands were swelling up and having difficulty breathing. I just threw the medicine in the trash. Will not take it anymore."

   
3.0

Theblues2016 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 5, 2016

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For Birth Control "I have taken and tried many different types of birth control pills and Mononessa had been the absolute worst experience of my life. 1mg of mononess and three days of taking it made me cramp daily and painfully. I thought it would get better but my symptoms contributed to get worse as my period got closer. It got to the point where I could hardly sit up right. A month into it and on my period I had to take days off work because the cramping was distracting and unbearable. It lightened my period but I would rather have a heavy flow than be in that much pain ever again. I recommend Levora for you ladies. Do not go through what I went through. Good luck."

   
1.0

Seasidegirl August 26, 2016

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I have been on and off of Mononessa for about a good year now. I have always had a problem with heavy bleeding, cramps and blood clots every time I've had my monthly cycle. I told my doctor and she suggested I take Mononessa. For the first week or so it made me feel terrible, headaches, nausea, Lightheaded, the works. I wanted to stop taking it but due to my heavy bleeding I knew this was better then having to change pads every five times a day. It stopped my period for about a good 6 months(which I still don't understand, is that normal) and then my period would just come back on its own and stay only for about a week. I went off the Mononessa but now back on due to being on my period for almost two months now. Make it stop! :("

   
4.0

Vagirl757 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 25, 2016

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For Birth Control "I love this birth control. I was put in it after my son was born and haven't had any problems or side effects. I was also on it before my son, but stopped because I wasn't sexually active."

   
10

Emii (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 23, 2016

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For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding "I'm 19 and I've been on mononessa for about two years now. I originally started it to help with extremely heavy periods, but it has helped with so much more. I don't get ANY acne anymore, periods are so much lighter, cramps are almost completely gone, and cravings and mood swings are not near as bad. I highly recommend!"

   
10

Yasss (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 22, 2016

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