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User Reviews for Camila to treat Birth Control

Camila has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 87 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 36% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 53% reported a negative effect.

Camila Rating Summary

4.5/10 average rating

87 ratings from 102 user reviews.

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Reviews for Camila

figaro123 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 13, 2020

“Please keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to hormones and what I experienced may not be what you experience. I am writing this so the people that do experience these side effects do not feel like they are crazy. I started this birth control because I was no longer allowed to be on a combined pill. I took it for about four months and couldn’t take it anymore. My boobs hurt so bad I could barely put a bra on, my periods never regulated the way they were supposed to, I broke out like crazy and it made me so nauseous. every month I was taking a pregnancy test because all the symptoms I was experiencing were the same as if I was pregnant, the late or non existent period didn’t help either. I hope someone finds this useful.”

4 / 10
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Jazsmine10 October 1, 2019

“I love this pill. I was on Sprintec before this and that one of terrible! This pill has been good for me. I’ve lost around 10pounds.. I was 124 when I started it and 7 months later I am now at 116. I have no acne (only on my period) and my skin and hair look the same. My cramps aren’t as bad and I only get my period once a month between day 27-31 and it only last for exactly 5 days. At first I have irregular periods for about 3 months and now it’s getting on a schedule. I don’t feel depressed or sad or annoyed. I actually have PMDD and this hasn’t made it worse, it’s helped if anything. I do get massive migraines but thats nothing medicine can’t fix or a nap. I do get tired a lot and I haven’t been eating as much as I used to. Over all it’s a great pill choice and I recommend for anyone whose body can’t take estrogen like mine.”

9 / 10
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Ric · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 1, 2020

“I see a lot of people leave really bad reviews for this birth control pill Camila and while I know people react differently, I thought I’d share a positive experience. I went on Camila because I have a migraine disorder and can’t take combo pill. The only side effect I’ve noticed (I’ve been taking Camila for almost 2 years) is occasional spotting and a slightly longer period, which are common side effects. Besides that, my period is regular and I don’t didn’t gain weight or experience any other negative side effect.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 25, 2020

“This pill Camila is AWFUL!!! I’ve been off & on it a few times unsure whether it was the pill or just me. Nope it was the pill. If you enjoy crying nonstop for no reason, extreme anxiety & depression, unable to get out bed due to exhaustion, weight gain & anger issues this pill is right for you! If not, run. This pill completely changed who I was & I didn’t like it at all. I was no longer my motivated bubbly self but rather a very mean cry baby who slept ALL. THE. TIME. Not to mention the constant spotting & headaches. I couldn’t stand this pill anymore so I quit. Highly do not recommend.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous April 11, 2018

“I just switched to this pill from the combined one. I don’t do well with birthcontrol but condoms make me itchy after sex. I just wanted to input from any hypochondriacs like me who look at these threads for info that EVERYONE EXPERIENCES HORMONES DIFFERENT! What worked or didn’t work for someone won't always effect you the same! So keep that in mind before freaking out! I remind myself this every time I read bc reviews!”

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poopie · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 31, 2020

“If you enjoy having your period daily for a month and a half straight, and feeling bloated and pregnant - without actually being pregnant, then this is the pill for you. You get all the wonderful symptoms of early pregnancy, bloating, tender swelling breasts, weight gain, hunger, plus the added bonus of having your period every day as well. It is a win win.!!!!!! In case you can't tell ,I'm being sarcastic. This pill is not worth the hassle. It would be more convenient, had I actually been pregnant ,then dealing with all that. Pretty sure I ended up being anemic before I finished finally said no more and stopped taking them. I was only on them for a month and a half, in which I had my period almost every day. Stopped taking the pills and period finally stopped a day or 2 later. This pill is garbage.”

1 / 10
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cece October 14, 2020

“I'll preface that I know every woman is different but I LOVE Camila birth control pill. This is the first birth control I have tried and I do not plan on switching to anything different any time soon. I have been on Camila for about a year and 3 months now (I'm currently 20) and the only side effects I have experienced was a slight libido change when I first went on it the first week. I'm currently on my 3rd period cycle (I had a period in April, June, and now October) which does not bother me too much since my gynecologist said irregular bleeding is common on "minipills." I also cannot take anything with estrogen because I get migraines with aura, so I was happy to find a pill that seems to work for me and help with my migraines! Just take into account the time sensitivity of minipills, and how important the timing of taking the pill is as this could lead to pregnancy as I've seen in other comments. If you are thinking of going on Camila, I definitely recommend it since the side effects are very minimal and it gets its job done!(:”

10 / 10
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ABC June 12, 2019

“I started taking Camila six months ago, after having a medical abortion. Some how in my late 30s, I have become quite fertile and I was afraid to get pregnant again, so I went on birth control for the first time since high school. They would not prescribe me anything with estrogen because of past migraines, so I went on Camila despite reading all the reviews. I have not had any issues with mood swings. I did not get acne like some have warned. I still have a healthy sex drive. I always shed, so I don't think this birth control has made that any worse. I have definitely gained weight, but I could blame that on late night munchies as well. The periods were all over the place. Sometimes I would get my period twice in a month. Then last month, I didn't get it at all. In fact, I got PREGNANT using this birth control perfectly! Everyday! At the same everyday! This was not supposed to happen. This birth control failed me. Approx 13/100 women will get pregnant on this pill. BEWARE!”

1 / 10
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Jess January 20, 2021

“I was on Camila for around 1.5 years and I think it was the best Birth Control I've been on so far. I stopped getting periods completely which was a little scary at times but honestly great. I never had crazy side affects very mild. My skin was okay but I definitely lost weight. I changed birth controls to go on Accutane and I want to go back so bad!!!!! I gained around 8lbs and my periods are now awful.”

9 / 10
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jess · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 4, 2020

“I went on Camila about 3 years ago after getting migraines from combination pills. This has been the best pill for me. I haven't had my period in about 3 years. Once every couple of months I will spot, but nothing big at all. No side effects and I'm so happy I don't have to PMS anymore or buy tampons. One concern is the chance of pregnancy but I haven't had any close calls yet. lol”

9 / 10
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Nat · Taken for less than 1 month May 9, 2019

“After trying to go on a combo pill (Apri) and getting horrible nausea, random acne, migraines, and a skin rash, my doctor switched me to Camila. I'm nearly done with the first pack and so far, so good. I used to have a lot of emotional ups and downs and almost too much of a sex drive. This has calmed down my emotions and also my sex drive, but not in a bad way. I have had zero spotting or bleeding between periods. My skin which was fine but slight hormonal acne before periods, has been totally clear. The only downside I have noticed is my boobs swelling/tenderness. Will update after more time but wanted to put out a hopeful review after so many negative ones.”

8 / 10
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KaylaN January 31, 2018

“The doctor prescribed me this birth control about 20 months ago so it wouldn't effect my breast milk. Overall, I love this pill! I didn't start my 1st cycle until my baby was almost 15 months old due to breastfeeding. You must take Camila around the same time every day within a 3 hour period. Now, if I was past that window time by several hours, I did have an actual period between cycles. That has happened to me twice. I take the blame because I was late taking the pill by 9-10 hours each time and that is an actual side effect that I read happens if you end up taken it late. If I take it around the same time each day, I have no issues. My periods are now on an average 3 days a month instead of 4-5 and are much lighter. I have lost 20 lbs since Nov from only dieting. My cramps no longer require me to pop ibuprofen like they are M&Ms and I hardly feel any pain. My sex drive has remained the same but I did notice that I am dryer when I'm intimate. Buy some lube and problem solved ;) .”

10 / 10
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ju1ie May 9, 2015

“Started taking this pill in December 2014, and been on it since. I am not happy with it at all. I used to have regular periods, but Camila made it very irregular. I hate not knowing if I will have a period or not . my mentality changed as well; usually I'm a very happy girl, but the pill made me into a raging mean lunatic. It gave me extreme mood swings, frequent migraines, problems with my vision, depression, hair loss, extreme bloating, no sex drive at all, vaginal dryness, increased acne on my chin , numbness in my feet, and lack of sleep. I am stopping this immediately. I do not reccomend this. This pill is evil.”

1 / 10
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Stella1980 September 29, 2011

“So far, so good. I'm using this so I can continue breastfeeding and not have another baby yet. No side effects, and I have not had my period, which is nice. My baby is 8 months old, and we're both happy!”

9 / 10
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K · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 24, 2020

“Started this because I had abnormal bleeding and irregular periods but I was breastfeeding and estrogen severely effects my milk supply. First month was great, I was slightly moodier and cried a lot but for the first time in my life I had a period come as predicted. Lasted for 6 days. Completely manageable and minimal pain which I wasn’t used to. A few days later I started bleeding again, but it was very weird and dark and clumpy. I didn’t have any pain during this bleeding though. My sex drive was incredibly high and a month later, no period. And pregnant. I’ve never missed a single day and it’s taken at the same exact time. Every. Day. Soooo. Apparently progestin can have a problem connecting with your progesterone receptors. Uncommon, but, hi I’m the .1%”

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Long term user · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 23, 2014

“I've been using Camilla for 2-3 years now. I have not had any pregnancies. I am unable to use estrogen pills because of side effects and Camila has been a lot better in terms of that. However, after about a year of using it my periods are incredibly irregular. I'll sometimes get them every two weeks, sometimes I won't have one for 2 months, and sometimes I'll spot all month long. Compared to the estrogen pill problems I had it's okay, but if you're planning on using Camila to regulate periods- good luck.”

8 / 10
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Jozie H March 23, 2016

“After being on the combined pill for 5 years to help my menstrual migraines, a well informed doctor told me that I should have never been taking the combined pill if I have a migraine with an aura because apparently it can cause a stroke.... So I switched to this pill, and haven't had a migraine since!!! (Been taking it for 7 months now) The only thing that holds this pill back from being a 10, is that 1. You have very irregular periods. When I first started taking it I had a period every 2 weeks. But since then they have become few & far between. 2. You need to use back up protection due to this pill not being as affective. But other than that, I love this pill. I even lost some weight when I started taking it!”

8 / 10
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Ange · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2019

“This is the worst birth control, I have missed my period thinking I was pregnant I had taken 4 pregnancy test and they had all came back negative. I am currently going on 2 months without a period and still negative pregnancy tests. I have been on 5 kinds of birth control pills and this one is the worst. All I have felt when taking this is pain. The reviews that are positive on here and fake save your body and do not take this pill.”

1 / 10
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Cass May 24, 2019

“I have been taking Camila birth control pill for about two and a half years, Here are the things I have experienced since being on Camila: 1. When I first started on Camila I noticed I was breaking out a lot on my face, and back, I was 30 when I started taking Camila and had never broken out like this before my doctor gave me spironolactone for the acne and we increased the dose three times but it didn't work, now I use tretinoin on my face and it helps, but I can't go in the sun and it doesn't help with the body acne. 2. I was previously on one of those amazing pills where you only got your period every 3-4 months for about 4 days, *sigh* , now I get my period just about every 2 weeks one is short (like 6 days....) the next one is about 10-12 day and they just keep coming. 3. Non-existent sex drive, like not even a little. 4. Recently, I have noticed a huge shift in my mood- I am irritable, moody, lacking a sense of satisfaction or joy.”

3 / 10
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haley0210 November 4, 2016

“Long But Important! Don't Take This! I absolutely hate this birth control!! It makes me SO rotten! Horrible mood swings to the point where I am snapping at people at work. I have gained 100 pounds being on birth control overall.. that's right. 100 pounds. But this one keeps tipping the scale! My acne is TERRIBLE, I have absolutely no sex drive, and my periods are so irregular. My ankles swell to the point where I can't feel my toes, my hair is falling out in clumps, and I am absolutely miserable. Please don't waste your time on Camila like i did. I don't want anyone to ever experience what I am right now. I am getting it switched today. Good luck ladies!!!”

1 / 10
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Marina · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 7, 2020

“I got pregnant on this birth control Camila! I took it the way I was supposed to, same time each night, and ended up pregnant. When I went to a new gynecologist, she let me know that she’s had multiple patients get pregnant on this pill Camila and said that women taking it should be using another form of contraceptive with it. I wish I had known that earlier! On the bright side, I experienced no side effects.”

1 / 10
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ByeCamila! August 24, 2017

“Imagine being pregnant and on your period at the same time -- without bleeding -- for months. That's what this pill is like. Countless pregnancy tests bought -- because surely all of this bloating, cramping, weight gain, fatigue, EXTREMELY sore and swollen boobs means I'm pregnant! Except no. This is just life now, courtesy of Camila. I ignored the negative reviews. I gave it 6 months. It's awful. And less effective than combo pills. Needless to say, I'm stopping immediately.”

1 / 10
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Liz · Taken for less than 1 month October 4, 2018

“After being on lo lo estrin off and on for years and having bad symptoms my Dr decided to switch me to Camilla 0.35 mg. Previously, when I was on loeloestrin, I almost immediately had side effects. Extreme bloating (5 lb weight gain), no motivation to do anything, tired all the time, no sex drive and spotting. With Camilla I have none of those symptoms. Feels like I’m not taking anything. After my bad experience with lolo I did research and found Lolo is made up of 10 micrograms of synthetic estrogen and 1 milligram of synthetic progesterone. Camilla has NO estrogen and 1/3 the amount of progesterone. This was a life saver for me.”

8 / 10
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Kenny · Taken for less than 1 month August 2, 2020

“Anxiety galore! I have an anxiety disorder but, my gyno believes it's "hormonal anxiety". Basically, around the time of my period I would have anxiety. I was given this Camila birth control pill, after countless trial and errors with other progesterone only birth control pills. This pill caused me 3 weeks of anxiety attacks.”

1 / 10
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Happy User June 16, 2016

“After having awful hemiplegic migraines with aura (which mimics a stroke and is really scary) on the combined pill, my OB prescribed this instead. I have not had one of these debilitating migraines since. I do notice some hair loss but it's not noticeable to anyone else but me. I rarely get breakthrough bleeding (but I never had heavy periods to begin with, just really painful). The tradeoff is so worth it. This pill has made my life so much better.”

9 / 10
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