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User Reviews for Jolivette to treat Birth Control

Jolivette has an average rating of 5.0 out of 10 from a total of 93 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 33% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 42% reported a negative effect.

Jolivette Rating Summary

5.0/10 average rating

93 ratings from 99 user reviews.

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Reviews for Jolivette

weareheathens · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 14, 2013

“I've been taking Jolivette for three months now, and couldn't complain about it. I used to have crazy irregular periods, for instance, the month before I started I had a 10 day cycle, which meant two and a half periods in a calender month, and the time before was 50 days. Since taking Jolivette I haven't had a single period. No cramping, bloating, weight gain, mood swings, nothing. In fact, I've lost weight. It's also great because I no longer get migraines as opposed to being on an estrogen pill. Would recommend it to anyone.”

10 / 10
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Bero0814 · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 26, 2016

“I've been on this pill for 1 year now. I agree with previous posters that every woman is different and we all will have a different experience. I personally loved this pill. I'm not breastfeeding and I've never had any side effects. My partner and I use this as our only form of contraception (meaning no condoms or withdrawal) and I haven't gotten pregnant. (Though please do your own research and access the risk before deciding to do this because the mini pill is slightly less effective than the combined pill). I would also like to note that I have suffered from anxiety my entire life and I haven't felt any different since starting the pill. This pill has been perfect for me and I will continue taking it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous February 17, 2011

“I was prescribed Jolivette due to my high blood pressure which was being caused by Ocella birth control. For the first 3 months I did not experience any side effects besides the irregular period which was advised in advance. After 3 months, I first noticed the side effects below: extreme weight gain (50 pounds!) and cravings for food that I had not previously ever would eat. Oily scalp and hair loss, this was a first for me and thought that I was just getting older, but then confirmed that it was Jolivette! (I'm 30 by the way). Anger and stress to the extreme. Depressed for no reason (I actually thought I was pregnant and would take home and doctor tests but resulted as negative every time). Chest and stomach pains. ”

5 / 10
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Lemissap · Taken for less than 1 month December 28, 2012

“I feel psychotic! I had a baby two months ago and needed a low dose estrogen pill. I feel overwhelmed, anxious, bloated and very emotional. After having an emotional breakdown over nothing, I am stopping this immediately. ”

1 / 10
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HEB · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 17, 2013

“I started taking this after my son was born because I am breastfeeding. I've been on the medication for about 7 months now. Unfortunately, last month I had two periods! Two full periods, not spotting. This appears to be happening again this month, and I just can't have my period every other week. It's too messy and exhausting, on top of having a one year old.”

5 / 10
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kainani · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 27, 2013

“I have never taken birth control pills before Jolivette. This particular pill was prescribed to me because of my chronic migraines. The pill works great for my period, but the overall side effects were horrible. I am extremely emotional, my breasts were sore all of the time, and I'm extremely emotional all of the time which is the opposite of how I usually am. I also had hair growth on my arms, legs, and a little on my face. It works, but the side effects make it not worth it.”

4 / 10
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Trinity P · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 13, 2015

“I've been taking the mini pill for three months now! My first period lasted three days with the first day heavy and the rest with spotting. I chose this mini pill for a few reasons. I have 4 day periods with heavy flow and horrible back pain. I love to snowboard so that wasn't going to be okay to be dealing with. As well, my family has a history of mental health to which I don't like to play with the chemistry in my body. So far I've been on it for three months with one period! Of course I'm loving this mini pill but when is my period going to hit?! I haven't gained any weight and my breasts are not tender.”

7 / 10
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Cherrr22 July 19, 2017

“First I want to remind everyone that we all react differently to medications. If I would have gone off these reviews I wouldn't have ever started taking this birth control let alone any of them. I have been on it a month now. The first week I had very high anxiety levels which was difficult to push through but after 10 days it subsided. I do notice I am bloated pretty much all the time but with time I hope that will pass as well. I have had mild cramps every now and then. Otherwise I am fine. Don't let bad reviews scare you off. I would recommend this pill.”

8 / 10
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sthomp1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 18, 2017

“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 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 3, 2013

“I was on Jolivette for over a year. The first three months it was great; lighter periods, less PMS, no complaints. After that grace period, it was all downhill. I took it at the EXACT same time daily (down to the minute!) and I ended up with two long periods a month! One month I would have a regular period and the next I would have another period two weeks after my first. It was frustrating to say the least. ”

4 / 10
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m.queen · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 30, 2016

“So I started this BC due to painful periods/irregular periods. I had tried a combo pill called low low estrogen and it just gave me terrible side effects. Jolivette seriously helped me out. I rarely get periods, unless I'm super stressed out, no mood swings and no pregnancy (though that didn't become a concern until last year). I've been taking it for four years now and would highly recommend this. Saved me a lot of hospital visits and made my life easier.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous March 13, 2011

“I am 21 years old and my son is now five months old. I started taking Jolivette at the beginning of February. I have experienced abnormal, heavy bleeding that seems like it never ends, feels like I've bled more than I haven't bled. The bleeding will stop for two to three days then return and last for about two weeks. I have also been feeling more angry and stressed than ever since I started taking this birth control. I am switching to a different birth control as soon as possible because Jolivette is making life miserable, and the way I am running through boxes of tampons and pads is ridiculous and draining the wallet.”

1 / 10
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olomragdoll January 16, 2013

“The first 3 months I had a period every 14 days. They lasted about 5 days, slightly heavier bleeding than normal for me. Then after the 3rd month, my periods went back to their normal 28 day off, 6 day periods. I'm breastfeeding my 7 month old, so this is a great option. No weight gain, no mood swings, no soreness or anything negative.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 15, 2013

“My first period on it was heavier than normal. After that I was spotting for several days which I have never experienced. This past month I have either been bleeding or spotting and its incredibly frustrating! Lots of random cramps as well. My mood has been up and down which is also frustrating. ”

2 / 10
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Drodriguez August 8, 2013

“I've been on Jolivette for almost a year and it was working fine until now. I had a period that finished 6 days ago that lasted 4 days and I started another one today. Makes no sense to me. I have not missed a single pill. I hope this isn't the way it's going to be from now on because I don't have the time to have a period every six days! Thank goodness my yearly check up is next month.”

5 / 10
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ZombieGirl · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 8, 2015

“All the other reviews make this pill sound horrid. I have been on this pill for two years. Let me tell you, the first few months of taking this pill is hell. Complete hell. I had a period every other week, I broke out, I gained weight, I had mood swings. I talked to my doctor too switch but he insisted I stay on it. And I did. Months went by and the side effects went away. My period just kinda comes and go's when it wants. But other than that its fantastic. I take it everyday at the the same time. Stick with it and all will be fine :)”

10 / 10
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VeronicaStar May 10, 2016

“I've just started my fourth pack and let me say this pill is amazing! I'm not breast feeding nor have I ever had a kid. I'm on a PoP because I've tried many other forms of the combined pill and I would have the worst side effects that would make me feel like I was going to die. On this pill I have had 0 adverse side effects and it is just amazing for me. I still get a period and t comes every month at the exact predicted time. The only difference is the length of the period varies. Sometimes it is a day or two longer sometimes it is a day or two shorter. It really isn't a big deal though. I love this pill and I am so thankful I finally found something that works for me.”

10 / 10
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Newmum. March 29, 2013

“Great for the first year then irregularity started. I took after my sons birth. It started with some mid period started. Light spotting then light bleeding. Now it's a heavy period every two weeks. I just stopped and will be switching at the start if my next period.”

6 / 10
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Kris.77 · Taken for less than 1 month April 30, 2012

“I was on a hormonal birth control pill for many years. I could set a clock by my periods... start on a Tuesday, off by Saturday. It was great. I turned 35 and my Doc would no longer prescribe the hormonal pill. So, enter Jolivette. The first two weeks, my nipples were so sore and I was so bloated that I thought I might be pregnant. Then, my period started 1 week early and lasted for 9 days! A very heavy 9 days as well. 1 week later, heavy bleeding again. I don't think Jolivette and I are going to be friends.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 3, 2012

“Just started my 2nd month. The 1st week and a half I had light bleeding everyday. Then the next week, my nipples were so sore. Now, this past week I've had on and off light bleeding and cramps during the last week of pills. I have no side effects emotionally, which is great, because everything else makes me go crazy. But, I have noticed a little weight gain and craving food all the time, and I jog 3 to 4 times a week. I am 24, no pregnancies ever. I'm not sure about this pill yet. I'll give it another month and see how it goes. I don't even want to be on birth control, but my cramping and periods are so terrible without it.”

5 / 10
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SatisfiedStacy November 10, 2015

“I tried 6 different pills before finding Jolivette. I've been on it for four years now, and haven't had a period in that time -- it's amazing! No side effects, my migraines are gone. It's been a life saver. Before Jolivette, I would have periods for up to 3 months at a time. I have recommended it to all of my friends, none of whom have had a negative experience yet.”

10 / 10
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The cure · Taken for less than 1 month June 23, 2017

“I started bleeding last year 2016 in April and bled until this year 2017 June. I had a D&C in Nov 2016 and had mirena placed. Well mirena wasn't for me, it caused weight gain and loss of hair not to mention no sex drive and was still bleeding so I had the mirena removed on 6/18/16. Bleeding got worse by the next day doc had prescribed jolivette the mini pill there are like 7 different names for this pill also known as the mini pill or POPs. I started it on Saturday the 19th and 6 days later period free, no cramping, no bloating, no back pain - nothing. I'm so happy after a year of bleeding its finally over and I'm 47 no side effects at all. I'm actually losing weight so if you have abnormal bleeding I would highly recommend this pill”

10 / 10
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tu tu October 17, 2011

“It's been three months and I love it. My hair has grown so silky and long. I haven't seen my period for the three months that I have been on jolivette and I like that. I can say I'm going to continue using it.”

10 / 10
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Esquared · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 6, 2015

“I have been on the pill for 3 months. As soon as I started taking it my milk supply dropped so drastically that I had to rent a hospital grade pump to keep up with my daughter. I gained 17 lbs in 4 weeks which is awful considering I was finally getting rid of my baby weight. I've never had acne and my arms are now completely broken out. Terrible pill! I think it must be great for keeping you from getting pregnant though...who wants sex when you feel fat, tired, hungry, while covered in acne!”

2 / 10
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Flotter · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 12, 2017

“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 / 10
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