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User Reviews for Norethindrone to treat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Also known as: Camila, Aygestin, Errin, Ortho Micronor, Norlyda, Heather, Deblitane, Jencycla, Nora-Be, Jolivette, Incassia, Sharobel, Tulana, Lyleq, Norlyroc Lyza …show all brand names

Norethindrone has an average rating of 4.2 out of 10 from a total of 206 ratings for the treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. 22% of those users who reviewed Norethindrone reported a positive effect, while 55% reported a negative effect.

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4.2/10 average rating

206 ratings from 227 user reviews.

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Reviews for Norethindrone

miserybiznezz · Taken for 6 months to 1 year June 17, 2021

“Started on the smaller dose of Errin last year after the regular pill made me really sick (high blood pressure, blood pounding in ears, extreme bleeding, etc). Took it for 9 months, did virtually nothing. Period every 24 days typically lasting 2-3 weeks. Stopped in December and saw some improvement but then March the heavy bleeding and clots started again so took the 5mg dosage per GY's advice (I did not want an IUD, ablation or any other surgery). 2 months into this and this last week has been the worst of my life - saying a lot considering period nightmare IS my life!!! The pain, clots and nonstop bleeding of this last week have just convinced me to let Mother Nature take the wheel - I'm so exhausted and over this. Praying for menopause. To anyone considering a hysterectomy for fibroids/abnormal bleeding etc..please do it while you young and don't suffer for years the way I have.”

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Al32 May 30, 2021

“My doctor switched me to this drug due to "age and weight" concerns. The first period on a new pill pack was 13 days of a PROFUSE bleeding every single day of it. Then I started having 10 days periods with 2 weeks in between. All periods were so heavy, I'd soak a jumbo/overnight pad in 2 hours. I would have a huge tissue clumps with it, plus bad cramps and back aches. The worst of it were nights. I had to wear two pairs of underwear with 2 jumbo pads, or I would bleed on my bed. I contacted my doc when my first period marked day 10, asking for advice. I was told it was normal when switching pills and I have to deal with it. After 2 following packs it became clear that this is not normal to me. In addition to all the trouble, I have to use the brand that provides most absorbent pads in the biggest size. Which causes me a great deal of skin irritation. And I can not use tampons. So, I contacted my GYN again and asked for my old pills back.”

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ANDRIA D · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2021

Errin (norethindrone): “l used this birth control for 2 weeks and it is terrible and I recommend that this is pulled from the market. I used this to stop my permanent menstrual (light) cycle and it went off for 3 days. The 4th day I experienced heavy periods with a lot of blood clotting. I have had that much clotting since my miscarriage in '98. Everyday I wake up its like a crime scene my mattress & sheets are soaked with blood. I have to wear double padding and I still end up messing up all of my clothing, towels & sheets. I stopped taking them and I'm still experiencing heavy bleeding and clotting to the point where I'm scared. This is not how birth control pills are suppose to work! I took these thinking finally the bleeding stops and my husband & I can have a sex life again. Wrong! I don't have any other conditions before taking this and the cramps are horrible. I'm not exaggerating and I wish I could sent pictures as proof.”

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Kaye January 4, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “I was very scared to start these pills due to the horror stories I've read but I went with my gut and started them a month ago. I was on Tri Lo Milli and it had me bleeding nonstop, some days light some days heavy but bleeding everyday, so I told myself let's do it. I couldn't see it being any worse than bleeding everyday and mind you I'm a married woman and I was tired of telling my husband it's just until my body gets on track. He was understand but I wasn't at all. I hated the fact that this was everyday for me. So anyway I've been taking these like told everyday straight and on time. I stopped bleed after 4 days and I haven't bleed since. Not one drop! I haven't had mood swings, no headaches, no hair loss and no appetite loss or gain. I'm just normal. I do believe some are not doing as the direction say "EVERY DAY ON TIME" and it causes issues as far as bleeding goes but for me its working and I'm happy with them as of now. If anything changes I'll be sure to update you guys!”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 17, 2021

Errin (norethindrone): “This birth control Errin is unbearable!!!! I have two to three periods a month! Also I have huge blood clots on this pill. I’m so sick of spending money on hygiene products. I’m at my wits ends with this. Avoid this pill!”

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Jp · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 12, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “I was prescribed Errin as an alternative birth control because of having high blood pressure. The first 3 months were normal with my period last about 5-6 days. On the 4th month I started bleeding profusely! I would bleed through heavy pads in 3 hours. The bleeding was full of huge clots. I lost so much blood that was pale and required to come into the doctor's office for a checkup. The cramping was unbearable. There is no way this medication is worth the pain and money it costs in feminine products. The birth control works in preventing pregnancy because who would want to have sex with you when you are bleeding through your clothes! Terrible experience.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 7, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “I started this birth control in April of 2020 and this is almost my 7th month being on it. The first month was okay but it made me really depressed. I was prescribed this birth control because I can’t take combination pills due to the fact that I have migraines. I’ve been bleeding twice a month since then and I was told to give it time and that it would get better after the 6 month adjustment period. I’m still bleeding 2 times a month and it’s been almost 7 months. I keep track of everything on the Flo app and I always seem to bleed around the time that I’m supposed to “ovulate” I’m not sure if that has something to do with it or what but it’s very very annoying. It’s doing it’s job though I just wish I wouldn’t bleed 2 times in 1 month. It’s annoying enough having 1 period and now I have 2.”

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Belinda Y November 30, 2020

“Started Norethindrone .35 mid-March 2020, I was 41 so ob/gyn said this was only safe option to regulate my irregular periods. For 1st 2 months I was nauseous, couldn't eat & lost 10 lbs. Was very sad & anxiety shot through the roof. I chalked all these symptoms up to my emotions about the pandemic, but in hindsight it was mostly norethindrone making me feel poorly. I stopped taking it in Nov. a few days before my 42nd birthday because the side-effects had gotten out-of-hand. I had constant cramps, back pain, night sweats, numb fingers & toes, headaches for days, low libido & vaginal dryness, erratic emotions, irregular period that came every 20 days or so. When stopped, all the side-effects went away. I'd rather deal w/the natural feelings of my period than add negative side-effects from a pill. If this is the best medical science can do for people who menstruate in their 40s, it's a pretty sad affair.”

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co February 16, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “I switched to this Errin birth control pill from Yasmin because of migraines, and regret it completely. This pill is costing me a fortune in pads and tampons because my period now lasts three weeks. I thought it was because I had to get used to it but it’s been six months now. The issue is not floundering in dosage times. I’ve taken every pill at the same exact time for the past ten years. Everyone’s body is different so if you feel it’s right for you then good, enjoy it. If you’re having three week long periods, stop taking it.”

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Prickly · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 10, 2021

Nora-Be (norethindrone): “It’s been 75 days of constant bleeding - from a few days of using a pantyliner with a few spots of brown blood to couple days of needing medium pad for red blood then back to spotting then back to slightly heavier bleed. Basically non stop spotting and bleeding. And I’m sick of using hygiene products EVERY DAY.”

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Socalprinses · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 2, 2019

Errin (norethindrone): “I started using this pill two months ago. Will start my third pack next week. Before starting Errin I had suffered with heavy, heavy periods for the past five years. So heavy in fact that they forced my body to expel the Mirena my doctor had put in place. The clotting and pain was horrific. We had tried everything, it seemed and Errin was our last ditch effort before considering surgery. Thankfully, Errin has worked for me. I knew it would take some time for my body to get used to the hormone and balance out so when my first period was horrible, I hung in there. In June I did not have a period at all. I had some pink when wiping but that was it. Everyone is different and I'm grateful this worked for me. It has changed my life. I'm 50 and only have a few years to go before menopause but I would like to transition "quietly" instead of looking like a blood accident. Good luck to everyone.”

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Tia · Taken for less than 1 month March 14, 2021

“I have fibroids and am extremely anemic so I was put on norethindrone to shorten the length of my periods. I've taken the pills faithfully and so far gave been bleeding for 12 days straight. I'm dealing with stomach cramps and nipples that feel like they're twisted so tight they're going to pop right off. This sucks!”

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Bri · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 23, 2019

Nora-Be (norethindrone): “I'm a little surprised at the negative reviews but I understand everyone is different. I was put on Nora-Be due to extremely heavy periods in my mid 30's. I have been on this pill for 5 years now and am quite pleased with the efficacy. While I still have a cycle (some people will stop having a period once taking Nora-be) it is significantly lighter. Once in a blue moon I would get breakthrough bleeding but that all stopped after the first month of taking Nora-be. I feel my mood has been more stable since before the pill and it has not affected my weight at all.”

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Lulu · Taken for less than 1 month December 27, 2020

Nora-Be (norethindrone): “This is the most awful birth control pill I’ve ever taken in my entire life, and I’ve tried several. I took it exactly on time every day for one week. Starting with day 3, I had a constant headache, nausea, acne, pain in my legs, generalized pain in my body (back, joints, etc). By day 5 I was bleeding a little, then by day 7 I was bleeding a LOT - like if someone just drew blood straight from my arm and dumped it in the toilet. It wasn’t even like normal period blood it was so bright red and thin. And on top of the other symptoms, I was dizzy and had cramping, too. It also gave me intense hot flashes and a slight fever, I was sweating practically all the time, and I would wake up several times a night. AWFUL I would absolutely never recommend this pill to anyone. If I could give it negative stars, I would.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 6, 2019

Errin (norethindrone): “I’ve been on this for 3 months now, and the first month was fine, but after the first month I have had 4 periods within 5 weeks, and each are 5-6 days. I have a 3-4 day break from bleeding, but then it starts up again. I’ve never experienced this before taking this birth control, and I’m done taking it!”

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L · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 28, 2020

Jencycla (norethindrone): “I started taking Jencycla to help with heavy bleeding. My cycles were the opposite of what they should be... so instead of having my period for a week and not bleeding for three weeks...I was bleeding three weeks and not having my period for a week! I did have minor headaches when I started this. My pharmacist told me it would take at least 3 months to see any results so to keep taking it. The first two months were the same old thing but then last month was my third month and I went 17 days without any bleeding!! And this month has now been 22 days without any bleeding. Knock on wood I think it is working for me. So don't give up after a month or two give it time to get in your system!”

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Ann · Taken for less than 1 month August 10, 2020

“Got prescribed norethindrone to me for premenopausal symptoms, have been bleeding now going on the 4th week! Called last week they told me to stay on it . I am not liking this at all and they said the other alternative would be IUD. Which I am not happy about. May be calling my family np to see what’s going on. This pill is horrible!”

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5kidsandcounting · Taken for less than 1 month August 20, 2020

“I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid and bled extraordinarily heavy for 2 weeks straight; saturating overnight maxi every hour for two weeks. Finally ended up needing a blood transfusion, and the on call OBGYN prescribed this norethindrone to help slow the bleeding. No joke, it completely stopped within 24 hours! I do have some bloating, a moderate headache, and some uterine cramping, but it's definitely better than bleeding nonstop, and paying a small fortune in feminine products!!”

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EM09 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 6, 2013

Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): “This medication was amazing at the beginning, but now it has caused severe moodiness and abnormal uterine bleeding. (I've had 2 full periods in 3 weeks) and somedays I start spotting and get cramps even though I take my pills on time.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 4, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “So I started to take Errin because this was what was suggested. I regret it so much. I took it everyday on time - I had an alarm set so I know it was taken on time religiously. I started to bleed constantly and it got to the point the clots that started to come out were huge. Like ungodly my new normal became multiple periods in a month, it sucked. Costing more in hygienic products in a month then I have spent over 3 months without taking it I shouldn't be going thru the big box of tampons in a week. -_- when they normally last me months granted everyone can experience different things. But this is my experience and why I rated it what I did.”

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Bella · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 16, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “My initial experience was terrible because I would not stop bleeding and after I could not bare it anymore I went to the doctor in tears and frustration and she switched me to Slynd which is a bit of a higher mg and the bleeding stopped in about a week. Seems to be going better with the higher dosage of the pregestin. Definitely check out Slynd if the bleeding is too persistent on Errin.”

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Tish April 30, 2020

“I have uterine fibroids & I'm anemic. I elected to have the Myomectomy, however all surgeries were cancelled because of the COVID19 Pandemic. In order to stop the bleeding & keep my blood levels up, I was prescribed Norethindrone to stop my cycles altogether. The first 3 weeks or so, I didn't have any bleeding. However, at one month I began experiencing severe acne at 42yrs old! The same week I noticed bleeding & then more frequent break-through bleeding while at work & when I woke up. I called to tell my Gynecologist about these incidents & the dosage was increased to 1 in the am & 1 in the pm...the bleeding never stopped. 3 packages of Overnight Superpads & 1 box Super tampons later...I began having excruciating contraction-like cramps. I couldn't even stand up straight. I've gained 15lbs & within 2 months & all of this....I'm not going to take this medication. I'll take my iron pills & hope for the best with my cycles. But nothing should feel like this.”

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Unsure June 13, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “Errin is Awful!! So I had my IUD removed and was put on Errin First month was fabulous one regular month lasted 6 days but my normal was 4 still not a big deal So month two first week not so bad at all and then the rest came. It’s been about 3 months and I have bled every week for 3 weeks. It’s great for preventing pregnancy but costing me a fortune in feminine hygiene products because I just can’t stop bleeding. My skin stays broken out, my breasts are constantly tender. The second month I bled with a 3 day break following and I have been bleeding since and it’s not just a light flow I’m talking if you feel the need to change your product you better run to the nearest restroom. For me it has just gushed and I can’t quite understand why. I contacted my OBGYN and was told to stop taking it immediately but if I had dizziness, shortness of breath or a racing heart I needed to get to the nearest emergency room. Apparently it’s a common side effect but not a good one and not right for me”

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FLgirl004 January 25, 2021

Errin (norethindrone): “I decided to come back and review this drug as I was on the fence as there were a lot of negative reviews. I have uterine fibroids near the end of 2018, at 40. I had a heavy period that lasted 2 months. I was put on DEPO and my period stopped that night and for a few months, then I had more breakthrough bleeding. At 1 year mark, my arm that I used to get the shot in started hurting, I could barely lift it and couldn't sleep on it. I didn't go back, instead, I switched to regular birth control that used to always work (Daysee). The bleeding stopped again until I had a gallbladder attack for the first time. Turns out I had gallstones. After about a year on that, I started having breakthrough bleeding again. I read that the estrogen in the birth control is responsible (among other things) so I switched to this; almost immediately the pain has left my gallbladder and I feel normal again. Two weeks have passed, the breakthrough bleeding has passed. You have to take this at a precise time each day.”

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Nikki6 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 3, 2020

Errin (norethindrone): “I've been taking Errin for over a year now and I stopped having a period in March. I stopped the pill till May 18th because I was waiting for a period. I then continued my pill as my gyno said it can be actually normal to have no period at all. So I got back on them in May. In Aug I had a 9 day nightmare blood bath period. It's now November and I haven't had one since. Only small amounts of brown. 16 negative pregnancy tests. And I'm 2 months late. Now I'm feeling movement and pressure and thumping. I'm going crazy, this pill makes you actually feel pregnant but you don't get pregnant.”

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Trixiez · Taken for less than 1 month October 4, 2020

“I was prescribed Norethindrone from the pill club due to being estrogen dominant. I suffered badly from heavy bleeding so I decided the pill was the best option. I took the pill and the bleeding immediately stopped. I could almost cry. Until 2 weeks later of consistently taking the pills. Now I’m bleeding so heavy like a period and it won’t stop. These pills are supposed to prevent a period and I started them to avoid this. Now I’m cramping and crying because I can’t stop bleeding. I know breakthrough bleeding is normal but not like this. I wish I never started this stupid pill. I’ve just decided to get my uterus removed and my ovaries. I don’t want to deal with period problems anymore. This pill didn’t help. Avoid.”

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Laurel · Taken for 10 years or more May 29, 2020

“This medication SAVED MY LIFE. Norethindrone acetate/generic Aygestin, 5mg 2x a day. My periods have always been extremely heavy with debilitating cramps 24/7, so much so that do anything but lay in bed. Took various birth control pills for years trying to find a solution. Nothing worked, so I went to the best gyno in town & she prescribed this; I was so desperate & didn't have a life anymore. It took a few months to a year for my periods to completely go away. They gradually lightened & cramps stopped; I could hang out with friends & go to school again. Root cause of my abnormal bleeding was a bicornuate uterus & heavy lining, & had a procedure for that before going on this medication; it helped, but the bleeding was still debilitating, so I have aygestin generic to thank for everything. I'm happy again & I look forward to my life because of this medication. I will never be going off it. No side effects.”

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Sophie · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 24, 2019

Errin (norethindrone): “I have been on Errin now for almost 3 months. I used to get my period every 20 days which was too frequent for me, lasted 3-4 days. Now, I am bleeding every day, granted some days it's just spotting. I am officially quitting today, yesterday I started bleeding so heavily that I filled my overnight pad in less than an hour and there was heavy clotted blood. I had never experienced this before. I read about breakthrough bleeding, but I can't anymore. I didn't gain weight, I didn't get acne and my hair is the same. I am 38yrs old. Everyone is different, but this is my unpleasant experience.”

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