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User Reviews for Norethindrone

Also known as: Aygestin, Camila, Deblitane, Errin, Heather, Incassia, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Nor-QD, Nora-Be, Norlyda, Norlyroc, Ortho Micronor, Sharobel

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5.5/10 Average Rating

364 Ratings with 373 User Reviews

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Jolivette (norethindrone): "I was put on Jolivette because I suffer from migraines and I can't have estrogen or I experience stroke like symptoms. Overall I didn't have an issue with the medication. In the beginning of treatment I did notice I was kind of sensitive and a tad moody, but for me It passed. I've been on this BC since Novemeber, no complaints. I read the other reviews and I just want to remind everyone that every woman's body is different and we all have different needs. I didn't break out in acne, I didn't gain weight, (I'm very active, if that matters), I say it takes a couples months for your body to get used to the new hormone, but it's nothing intolerable once time has passed."

   
9.0

sthomp1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 18, 2017

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Lyza (norethindrone): "I started taking Lyza because of my high blood pressure. I have been taking it now for 3 months. Everything was normal until this month. Normally, my cycle would last about 4 to 5 days with little to no cramps or bloating. I'm in my 3rd month and I have been bleeding for 14 days straight. This is not normal for me. I can do 7, but 14 days is to long. What is wrong with this pill?"

   
4.0

Bleeding for 14 days (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 15, 2017

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"I haven't been on any birth control in ten years (I always used condoms and have no kids) I am in a serious relationship so I got Movisse ( I am a smoker and this is what the Dr recommended) I started it the first day of my period as directed , I had the worst cramps ever!!! My first day is always rough on my period and then goes away, with this is pill it went on for 3 weeks so bad, I couldn't leave my bed, I am crunched over in pain , it feels like my day one forever, I heard that if u stick through it your body settles but I just couldn't do it , I stopped taking it yesterday, I still have cramps and hoping it goes away soon, it was my only symptom but it is debilitating"

   
1.0

Ouch123321 March 13, 2017

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Nora-Be (norethindrone): "I am back on this birth control after not being on anything for a few years but my periods were becoming such a nuisance with my busy schedule (9 days of heavy bleeding and clots). Due to my migraines with aura I can't take anything with estrogen in it. I'm not sure if I'm an anomaly or why there are such terrible reviews as I no longer have periods at all. It completely stopped my cycle but I have to make sure to take it at exactly the same time each day. I still feel like myself - without the mood swings or crying. I am slightly more fatigued at night and fall asleep earlier which might be a good thing. My vaginal discharge is thicker. I've actually noticed my acne improving and haven't noticed any weight changes."

   
10

Whitney K March 10, 2017

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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): "I love Micronor. I have been on it for 2 years, and I'm about to get off it cause I want kids. For the first 3 months, I had some side effects ( tender breast, bloating, cramping, breakthrough bleeding) But after those 3 months, it was PER-FECT! No symptoms, no mood swings ( unless PMS), and sometimes, I would just not have my period, which was fun on summertime. I had tried Alesse, Yaz, Nuvaring, all of them giving me the worst headaches and weightgain. On Micronor, no weight gain, I was dieting so I managed to go from 130 to 115 pounds in two years on that pill. :)"

   
10

Mommy2go (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 6, 2017

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"Horrible pill gave me terrible mood swings one minute I was crying the other I was jumpy, I was feeling so tired and hopeless, worst contraceptive I've been I only took it for a month and throw the rest away"

   
1.0

Horrible mood swings!!! March 3, 2017

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"I also experienced the scary non stop bleeding and now ... there's none . I'm on the last week expecting my period and nothing ! I have been on it about 6 months now so maybe it's "evening out". Is there any danger in the clots not coming out because come to mention it I haven't had any since I started .."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 2, 2017

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"So I just went on this pill 2 weeks ago. I've been on previfem until recently when my doctor decided I needed a non estrogen birth control for my migraines. With the old pill I'd get my period for maybe 4 days always the same day around the same time. Since starting this I've had my period for 2 weeks, it won't go away! I was out on the pill originally to control my non stop periods, well obviously it's not working so well. I have awful mood swings and terrible cramps and I'm so bloated I don't even want to eat. My doctor told me to stick it out but I'm going to a new doctor and I'm stopping this medication immediately. It's just not worth feeling like a bloated raging hormonal monster, and it doesn't even regulate my periods."

   
1.0

Beefrank (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2017

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"I don't normally write reviews on this stuff but this was so horrible I had to... if I could put a rating of 0 on this birth control I would. Not only did it make me a raging bitch for months, it also made me more depressed and anxious than ever before, and gave me the most severe "period" in my whole life. Half way through the second month on this pill, I got mass amounts of break through bleeding and such severe cramps that I ended up going to the ER!! Even after this, my doctor said I should stay on it and finish the pack. No way was I going to put myself through the struggle- I threw it all out. I would NOT recommend this to ANYONE for ANY reason."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2017

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"So I've been on this birth control about a month now. I was accidentally prescribed this after my doctor failed to put in the correct low dose estrogen birth control I was taking prior. This pill so far has definitely caused me to gain a few pounds, give me no motivation, and the most insane mood swings I've ever experienced on a pill. I will cry for no reason, and get annoyed and angry at friends or coworkers. I will also get very sad by the littlest things and reach for the phone to call my ex which we all know is not a good decision. I will stick with this pill for a few more months but if it gets worse I will schedule and appointment to get it changed. No headaches though!"

   
4.0

Victoria845 February 26, 2017

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"I've been on this for almost 2 months. I have mixed feelings on it. Psychologically, I'm fine. No mood swings or anything. I had one period so far and it came on time like it usually does. Normally, I get severe cramps and I heavily bleed for most of the 5 to 6 days I get it. This period was very light and I barely had any cramps at all. (Which was a nice change.) I do occasionally cramp every now and then between periods and I've also spotted for 2 days. This was 2 weeks before my next period is supposed to come. I've never spotted before and I have taken this pill on time every day. My biggest problem is my boobs hurt so bad. I don't even need to touch them and they are unbearable. A bit of weight gain as well."

   
5.0

WendyLouxx (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017

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Camila (norethindrone): "I have been on Camila since I had my baby in July 2015. I breastfeed so this pill was the best for me at the time. I just had a consultation with my primary doctor due to a very big increase in my weight, before starting this pill I had lost all my baby weight. I am now 25 pounds heavier, the heaviest I've been all my life. I have had headaches, hairloss, mood swings,low sex drive, and irregular bleeding. After reading all these reviews it has become very clear to me I need to stop this pill immediately."

   
1.0

RIGIRL (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 20, 2017

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Lyza (norethindrone): "Been on lyza since 8/16...have had a normal heavy period every month since. Except for 1 month it was surprisingly light. This month it's a week early and I'm annoyed. Lyza has been hell. My boobs have been sore, acne at first but that's gone. My appetite is out of control. The only reason I started was to stop my period. My cramps have been the worst ever and more clots coming out then ever before."

   
1.0

Princess hendrixx February 17, 2017

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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): "So, I can't say how well this actually works because I was trying it out to balance my hormones and make some gut problems less painful. However, I've been on it 4 days and just have been feeling cramping and bloating. That has made my gut issue worse. If you don't have gut issues already, this may work for you!"

   
5.0

cowhow February 17, 2017

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Nora-Be (norethindrone): "I switched to Nora b because I was experiencing bad head aches on combination hormone bc. The head aches stopped but I bleed multiple times a month. It's terrible. It feels like I never get a break from my period. I'm on day three of the placebo pills and I still haven't bleed too. I'm definitely switching to a different medicine."

   
1.0

Sarahg111 February 14, 2017

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"I have had several experiences with BC, this is by far the WORST pill I have ever taken. I have an eight month old, was put on this pill because I was breastfeeding. I had cramping so bad that my DR ordered an emergency CT scan because he thought my appendix was going. I could literally freak out at the drop of a hat, and cry just as a quickly and for no reason at all. DR thought it was postpartum depression, turns out it was just this crazy pill. Days after stopping this terrible medication I feel like I have gotten my life back. Mood is better, no anxiety, I can sleep! And the pain is going away."

   
1.0

Ging27 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 10, 2017

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Errin (norethindrone): "I'm 42, started this pill as a birth control method & also to hopefully reduce my heavy monthly periods, 2 months in now & my experience is horrible! I have 1 week left of pills & I'm not going to continue to take them... 1st month started pack on Sunday after my period was finished, after another 7 days approx. of taking the pills I have another full 6-7 day period...then after that around day 21ish (which should have been when I was supposed to get my period) got it yet again... I'm on pill pack 2 now...I'm now due for my period, I've had breast tenderness for 2 weeks and horrific cramping every evening (I take the pill in the morning) occupanied with nausea...side effects make it hard to tell if it's the pill or pregnancy!"

   
2.0

Vnomiss January 21, 2017

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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): "I was another mini pill and bled daily so went to the family planning clinic and they put me on this. Initially I went through the range of side effects including nausea, pmt etc but that was just for a couple of weeks. I have been on it for 5 months and it's fine. I still get a period but it's a lot lighter than it was before as I have a fibroid. I have unprotected sex and no issues so far."

   
8.0

Ldee22 January 20, 2017

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Errin (norethindrone): "I am looking to get off of the birth control Errin because I have had 3 periods in one month! I have never experienced this before when taking a regular hormone birth control. I plan on getting my old birth control back immediately!!! I was only taking it to breastfeed, but I am not breastfeeding anymore and can move on to the regular birth control."

   
2.0

Crystal Marshall January 18, 2017

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Nora-Be (norethindrone): "Hated every minute of this birth control. Stopped after 3 months, constant period and bought tampons every week!! Totally not worth it."

   
3.0

Kittykitty84 January 16, 2017

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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): "Really happy with this pill. I had been on cerazette which caused 3 months of continual spotting. As soon as I switched to micronor it stopped and now I only get 2 days of light bleeding a month, with no adverse side-effects. :)"

   
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Bexy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 14, 2017

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Jolivette (norethindrone): "I am a 35 female, no kids. I wanted to pursue birth control as my periods were debilitating and I bleed very heavy. I have a very sensitive body. I wanted to feel normal in the sense, that I have been getting my period since age 10. And after all these years did not want to deal with stressing about how my body would react from my period. My body actually has gotten more sensitive this year. I thought I was seeing doc but ended up seeing midwife. Was prescribed jolivette. Took at night and was nauseated, lightheaded, and blurry mind. Next day cramps and felt like i was having a period/ bleeding feeling without bleeding. In the evening felt off/ unsteady like going to faint. Don't think is norm. Will not take again. How long to leave my system?"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2017

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Ortho Micronor (norethindrone): "I was put on micronor 4 months ago because I had headache with previous pills. I am about ready to stop this also last month I had break through spotting for 2 1/2 weeks. This month 4 days prior to the end of the pack I developed abdominal cramps I mean really bad and a lot of breast tenderness now I've been bleeding very heavy with terrible cramps for 3 days . This is the worst!!! Confused"

   
3.0

Miss 75th st January 12, 2017

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Jolivette (norethindrone): "I have suffered from PMDD which is basically extreme PMS with really bad mood swings. I would tend to be antisocial and irritable half the month. On Jolivette my mood is much more stable and I feel like myself instead of feeling out of control of my emotions. Shorter periods very light. Other pills with estrogen effect my moods negatively. This works great."

   
9.0

Flotter (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 12, 2017

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Sharobel (norethindrone): "After 5 years of the Mirena IUD, it got lodged in my uterus and required surgical removal. I was going to get another one until that happened. I was then on the depo shot and gained a ton of weight. Since I was a smoker and over 30, my doctor didn't want me taking anything with estrogen, so she put me on Sharobel. I noticed that my boobs felt HUGE and super sore for the first week, and also my chin and back broke out for the first few weeks. The only other gripe I have with this pill is that it has to be taken the same exact time every day. I'm busy, forgetful, and my schedule is all over the place. Might be going back to the shot soon just because of that. Upsides: less risk of blood clots and No period to speak of (yay!)"

   
5.0

fidddish January 11, 2017

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