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User Reviews for Heather

Heather has an average rating of 4.2 out of 10 from a total of 71 ratings on Drugs.com. 25% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 56% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Birth Control  
4.1
57 reviews 343 medications
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding  
3.7
7 reviews 100 medications
Endometriosis  
6.8
6 reviews 102 medications
Amenorrhea  
3.0
1 reviews 31 medications
Summary of Heather reviews 4.2 71 reviews

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Reviews for Heather

Red · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 28, 2020

For Birth Control: “I was put on Heather tablet for my migraines with aura and to prevent pregnancy. I was on it for well over 6 months. It did help with the migraines and ovarian cyst, but here I am.....pregnant. And before anyone asks, no, I did NOT miss or skip a pill.”

2 / 10
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Joy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 17, 2020

For Endometriosis: “Before taking Heather, I had horrible pelvic pain and cramps and was experiencing several symptoms commonly found in peri menopause. I finally have more than 6 hours of sleep every night. My foggy brain is getting better. I no longer feel pelvic pain and cramps like I used to. And my mood has improved. I no longer feel as fatigued as I used to. And most of the body aches I used to feel are gone! I had a little skin outbreak in the first month after started using the pill but it cleared. I would recommend this treatment to anyone who may benefit from it. It changed my quality of life for the better.”

10 / 10
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Not Haopy. · January 14, 2021

For Birth Control: “Read reviews, but thought.. hey everyone is different so it may help. YEA RIGHT. I’m on month 3, and my periods are horrible. I was put on Heather to regulate them, but it’s made my days longer. I was originally 6-7 days a month, now I’m 11-15 days. I’m already anemic, and was hoping this would be the answer. Not to mention acne. It’s awful. I’ve never had acne. Tender breast for 2 months, mood swings & depression. Crying for no reason. I’m discontinuing this.”

2 / 10
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Lilliput · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 1, 2021

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I started the Heather mini pill in October 2019 due to being diagnosed with uterine fibroids. I went to the Dr because my periods suddenly became extremely painful. I asked the dr for this pill because I read it had less of an occurrence of blood clots and I have antiphospholipid syndrome which puts me at a slightly higher risk of clotting. It did halt my periods completely for the first few months but they did come back. The pill did still improve my periods as there was no more pain. But I feel obligated to share that I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and I am only 35 years old. No other women in my family have ever had breast cancer but I am the first woman to be on birth control pills. I truly feel that this pill may be a direct link to my diagnosis and I have stopped it immediately. Please be careful with this medication.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · August 6, 2020

For Endometriosis: “I’m 47 and my OBGYN put me on Heather after I had issues with cysts and endometriosis about 2 years ago and it has worked amazing for me in regards to pain. I don’t get my period as often now and my pain went for a 9 to a 1 in about 6 months. It has been a life changer for me. I can’t say how well it works for actual birth control since I’ve never been about to conceive even before starting this medication.”

10 / 10
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Kora · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 25, 2020

For Birth Control: “I've been on this birth control Heather for 2 months. I'm pretty sure the mechanism of action for this drug is actually just abstinence because bleeding and cramping for 3.5 weeks each month is not conducive to having sex. The depression (which I have no prior history of) doesn't help. My medical professional never warned me about any side effects and has since told me to "stick it out", so I'll give it a full three months. I had been on estrogen-based birth control for over 20 years and loved it but, hypertension :( At this point though, I'd almost rather have the hypertension) And can I just take a moment to rant that in all my many trips to the gyno over the years for birth control no one has EVER brought up vasectomy, when uterine ablation (literally burning out the inside of the uterus) has been suggested though. Come on!! Vasectomy was the first thing my partner suggested (bless him), so we may end up going that route.”

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Jomahma · Taken for less than 1 month · October 28, 2019

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I had been bleeding for about two months and the doctor originally prescribed the combo pill, which made me feel off balanced. I was switched to this pill Heather and almost immediately it stopped the bleeding. I think our bodies are all different, so what works for one person may not work for another. I'm just relieved I found this medication.”

10 / 10
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manderz · Taken for 1 to 2 years · April 19, 2019

For Birth Control: “I was on this birth control for about one year, April 2018 to April 2019. My gyno told me to expect changes in my skin/weight but boy did I not know what I was in for. The only upside of using this pill was no periods but the downside was so much of my hair fell out, gained about 30 pounds and I went from clear skin to the worst acne I've ever had in my life. I'm 31 and it wasn't even this bad in my teenage years. I'm officially done with this pill. I gave it time for my body to become used to it but even after a year it only seems to be getting worse. Seems like the weight gain is not stopping and the acne is so bad. If possible, please find another BC pill.”

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Ali S. · November 6, 2020

For Birth Control: “I don't normally leave reviews, but I definitely felt obligated to share my experience with Heather birth control pill. This is a mini pill so of course I was taking it after I had my son, so I could continue to breastfeed him. Not only did it make me gain all 30 lbs back that I initially lost after I had him, but it completely wrecked my normally clear skin. A side from physical issues, the reason I really wanted to leave this review is because of the mental side effects it gave me. I am regularly a very happy person, however this BC made me extremely depressed, which is definitely not good for a woman who just had a baby! I don't believe it should not be prescribed for women period, but most definitely not new mothers. It did it's job of allowing me to not get pregnant and still breastfeed so I gave it a couple of stars, however other than that I would recommend something else.”

2 / 10
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Emz · Taken for 2 to 5 years · June 13, 2019

For Birth Control: “I’ve been taking Heather for a couple years now. I switched to a mini pill because I had migraines with auras and was thus told to stop taking my pills with estrogen. In the couple years I’ve taken this pill, I’ve gotten my period once. It’s amazing! I started taking birth control because I was getting awful cramps and migraines during my period. Taking Heather has had a hugely positive impact on my quality of life. Apart from having no periods, I honestly never noticed any side effects. The only thing is that I wish it was a more effective birth control method. Regular pills with estrogen are more effective. It’s important to take Heather on time, especially if it’s your only form of contraceptive. If you’re able to take an estrogen pill then I would suggest that.”

9 / 10
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Rebma · August 23, 2020

For Birth Control: “This birth control pill Heather riddled me with horrible acne. My skin was beautiful and clear and now I can’t stop crying when I look at it. I’ve never had acne this bad. Not to mention, I had my period for a straight month, and felt like my uterus was ripping apart. I’ve been off of it for almost two months, my face still looks awful and clearing very slowly. Side effects were not worth it.”

1 / 10
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Shina89 · Taken for less than 1 month · May 22, 2021

For Birth Control: “I started not to leave a review but then I thought to myself this may help someone. As for me I'm taking myself off of Heather. I started Heather 3 weeks after having my son, prescribed by my Dr. I started bleeding out of no where and already experienced child birth bleeding. At 3 weeks post partrum I seen my first period. I started birth control the following week and seen my cycle after the 4th pill. That was twice in 1month. That did it for me. I was down 30lbs before starting birth control. Since I've started my weight is the same, it has not changed and I work out. Good luck!”

1 / 10
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SilverLo · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 23, 2015

For Birth Control: “I started taking Heather shortly after giving birth so that it wouldn't reduce my milk supply and I've been taking it for over a year now. I am still breast-feeding and have not had a period this entire time. I've also noticed that my moods are greatly restrained, meaning I almost never cry (even when I want to, like funerals), but I also don't get overly happy either. I've been losing weight this whole time (still overweight), which may be related to the breast-feeding or not.”

10 / 10
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Runner · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 19, 2019

For Birth Control: “I have been using Heather for 3 months. I was advised to switch to a no estrogen pill since I am 38 years old and a smoker:( My prior birth control pill was Ortho tricyclen Lo which was phenomenal!! Since I began taking Heather, I am either extremely irritable and moody or completely emotionless. I have gained 8 pounds, yes 8 in 3 months, coming from someone who runs a full marathon every year and is an addictive runner. I have lost all motivation and energy to work out, due to being extremely fatigued! I’ve also experienced breast tenderness, severe bloating, painful low back pain and muscle aches. Not to mention that I’ve had my period 6 times in 3 months! I will be stopping this medication as soon as my husband gets his vasectomy and his post vasectomy test are clear!! ”

2 / 10
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blondie · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 10, 2018

For Endometriosis: “Taking this medicine is a severe mistake. This drug does not AT ALL reduce cramping, bleeding severity, or promote bodily menstrual regularity. Instead, after only 2 months of using it, my hair is falling out in the shower, my acne is severe, I've gained 11 pounds, and my anxiety is unbearable. This drug has caused me to have a period every 2 weeks since being on it, and with each period I am vomiting and swelling up. My breasts are so tender that I cannot even put a bra on. I am entirely exhausted all of the time - something I NEVER had an issue with until taking this medicine. I have an appointment first thing tomorrow to come off of this drug - what a nightmare.”

4 / 10
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chrissypoo123 · Taken for 2 to 5 years · January 25, 2015

For Birth Control: “I at 53 I took Heather for birth control for the last 3 1/2 yrs. My doctor decided that I should not be on the pill anymore and I needed to stop taking them. During the time I was on the pill I never had a period. I loved it, no weight gain, no side effects. Since I have been off of them I still have no period. My doctor said I probably will have gone through menopause and never had the symptoms.”

10 / 10
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Barrowgirl73 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 3, 2022

For Birth Control: “I just turned 49. I was experiencing heavy, painful periods with very large clots. I had menstrual migraines with aura. Upon testing, they determined my progesterone was almost non existent. All other levels were normal. I just finished my second round of Heather. The first month I noticed my migraines didn't show up until my period began. I bled about the same and had a 6 day length, clots seemed a bit better. This month my period reminded me of what my periods were when I was a teen. My libido is back! No migraines! I did bleed but about half the heaviness and clots smaller than a dime. 6 day length. My mood is great. My skin was very dry and I think it's helping that too. I am hopeful that the next few months will continue the same or even improve more as my body adjust. I really recommend if you struggle with low progesterone!”

8 / 10
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Snoopy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 31, 2021

For Birth Control: “The absolute worst birth control ever! I have PCOS and took Yasmin for over 20 years for treatment. Worked amazing. Now back on the Syeda, generic for yasmin. Took Heather for 4 months and experienced horrendous bloating and water retention. I felt constipated most of the time and would weigh myself everyday with the same scale. I would gain 10 lbs in one day!! Miserable! Also experienced back pain. Also, very irregular bleeding cycles. The water retention was horrible. I have been a size 4 for over 10 years and if you want a birth control that works as a diuretic, choose yasmin. Never experienced these symptoms with this one. I am back on it now and Happy.”

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tdemps · April 10, 2017

For Birth Control: “I've had trouble finding a birth control that wouldn't make me gain weight, give me UTI's, or make me depressed. I have finally found the one!!! This birth control has given me no issues at all. At first my period was a little irregular when adjusting to this pill, but now it comes regularly and I have no negative side effects. You do have to be a little more exact with the time you take this BC, but I have my phone alarm set every day to the same time so it's usually not a problem. The only time it is, is when my schedule is a little out of whack. Other than that this is the best birth control I've taken and will continue to take.”

10 / 10
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hairbandgemini · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 4, 2013

For Birth Control: “My doctor suggested I go on this so that I could help dissolve my ovarian cysts, help my excruciating periods and of course for pregnancy prevention. Other pills had horrible side effects with my mood, and made me feel worse than ever, but since I've been on Heather (about 6 weeks) I feel great.. no bad moods, my skin has always been bad, so no changes there, my breasts have grown for sure, I'm just starting to spot and cramp mildly, but if that's going to replace my normal excruciating period, than I'm perfectly fine with that. My job is very physically and mentally demanding, and it hasn't affected it, accept maybe my breast tenderness. But I would definitely suggest this.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 18, 2014

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I've been on this Heather daily pill for one month and a half and I'm not really liking it. I've been getting my period EVERY week for 3 days. And it's even worse that it starts on Thursdays which means I'm on it over the weekend. I'm just going to finish the rest of this month's pills and if it doesn't get better I'm switching to something else.”

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Codafitness · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 28, 2020

For Birth Control: “I was on Heather for three months. I’m a 38 year old female and 135lbs who gets migraines periodically (2-3/per month). Heather was suggested due to migraine history. During those three months, I experienced unpleasant side effects. I gained a little weight, had great difficulty losing it even though I’m quite active and was exercising 4x a week. I started to breakout about 1 month in, I experienced some form of cystic and painful acne. The acne showed up on my jawline, face and the back of my neck. Tiny rash like bumps stayed on my neck and never went away for the 3 months I was on it. My experience was terrible on this pill. I switched to Viorele, a combination pill with a very low dose of estrogen and within a week, my acne has showed signs of clearing up and the rash on my neck is disappearing. I have naturally oily skin and was cleaning my face and neck 2-3 times a day, but I continued to get cystic acne when on Heather. Switching off mini-pill was the best decision.”

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Susie · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 30, 2020

For Birth Control: “I have been on many different pill birth controls in the last 15 years. I have stopped the pills both times when I was prepared to have my 2 kids. My baby is only 7 months old and now even on Heather birth control I’m pregnant again... now I take my pills religiously and NEVER I mean NEVER MISS a pill! I have an alarm on my phone and take my pill every night. I am extremely sad about this news and I can believe birth control has failed me. After all these years... I knew this pill was weird it wasn’t regulated my period it coming in random times of the month not the last week of the pill pack. This is by far the worst experience on the pills I’ve had.. I never thought birth control pills were different from others but here we are and I can’t even believe I’m pregnant.”

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Lemur · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 20, 2020

For Birth Control: “After the birth of my second child I went back to my pre-pregnancy weight within two weeks. I went for my six week post pregnancy follow up and my doctor put me on Heather. I immediately started having periods twice a month even while breastfeeding. Then the weight gain started, and hair loss. I have gained 25# in 3.5 months! I workout daily and eat healthy. My hair also falls out in handfuls every time I touch my head. I have also started to break out with acne. I was on the mini pill with my first child and it did not have these side effects. I will be discontinuing use of Heather immediately!”

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Diamond · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 10, 2020

For Endometriosis: “I have chronic endometriosis and adenomyosis. I was prescribed the mini pill and was given a 3 month supply of Heather birth control pill by my pharmacy. I continue to have extreme cramping even when not on my cycle. I have been bleeding for, so far as we speak, 12 days and counting. I'm 47, will be 48 in April and used to have clear skin and now I have itchy weird puffy skin, especially on my cheeks near eyes. Getting a lot of itchy hives on my face in random spots, especially around my upper cheek bones near and around eyes. Really tired all the time, emotionless and I've also noticed constipation. This pill is supposed to have regulated my period and help with the pain. I'm at the end of my second pack and am stopping the pill immediately!! Not taking it anymore. .. Everyone is different and that is my experience. Hope it helps TAKE AT YOUR OWN RISK.”

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