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User Reviews for Lyza to treat Birth Control

Lyza has an average rating of 5.9 out of 10 from a total of 74 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 41% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 26% reported a negative effect.

Lyza Rating Summary

5.9/10 average rating

74 ratings from 82 user reviews.

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Reviews for Lyza

Bitty16 July 29, 2014

“So I have been taking Lyza for 5 months now. If I am 1hour or more late on taking my pill then I will automatically start a bleeding cycle for 5 days at least. I have no clue when my period actually is anymore. I also have had a 15 pound weight gain. I have also been losing hair, been depressed, and other odd things. I do not like this birth control at all, does not work well with my body.”

4 / 10
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Gloria8888 January 4, 2017

“If you want to bleed constantly, heavily, and unexpectedly, this is a great pill for you! You also get the bonus of horrible bloating, quick and noticeable weight gain ( I gained 15 pounds in 2 months, and I have an excellent diet). I can't have sex with my boyfriend because I am ALWAYS bleeding. So I feel low self esteem because I can't be intimate with the man I love, which makes me feel insanely sexually frustrated. This is a horrible birth control option. I took it at exactly 12 noon every day and never missed. I had a total mental breakdown this morning because I realized I have been bleeding for about a month and a half and I am fatter than I have ever been in my life.”

1 / 10
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kpugs March 22, 2016

“I'm not gonna go into detail because it would take too long. My periods and body have been all messed up for years. Normally I would have 10 day periods with excruciating cramps. Tried all different kinds of birth control to help with it. Nothing worked.....I have been on lyza for 4 weeks now. I'm just taking it continuously. At first I had a period that was 7 days long...I kept taking it even through my period. I just finished week 4 with no spotting or side effects so far! No blood, no period symptoms, no acne, no nothing!! I am beyond happy. I hope to keep taking them every day and not have a period. So far so good! My goal is to not have periods anymore because I'm sick of them and they cause more problems than they should.”

10 / 10
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Net April 4, 2019

“Okay, so I usually don't give reviews on stuff like this but I felt it was necessary because of so many bad reviews on here for this drug. Before I started taking it I got really scared after reading these reviews but decided to start it anyway because I have tried so many other things with terrible side effects. Of course, Lyza birth control (BC) is not for everyone but for me it has been amazing! I have had NO issues with it besides my breasts are a little more tender than normal about a week before my period. I have really struggled with BC and this is the first one I can take without feeling terrible. My advice if you're considering taking this... try it. It may not work for you and that's ok but if you've tired so many other things like I had then this one may be your ticket. I felt like I had seriously tried everything else. After 15 years with struggling with birth control this one is finally my answer.”

9 / 10
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Mandy J · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2014

“I've been on Lyza for a month. I've had one period since then and although I didn't have horrifically heavy flow the first 2-3 days (part of the reason I wanted to be on birth control again), my period was a little longer. I have less appetite, which I guess is OK. I had less horribly painful cramps, it didn't wake me up in the middle of the night like it usually does. A little breast tenderness. I had really bad headaches for a long time and this seems to have helped. I was prescribed this particular one because combined pills make me nauseous. Seems OK thus far.”

9 / 10
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Peach · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 7, 2020

“I've been using this for 2 years and I have no issues. My period comes exactly in 28 days and I didn't experience much side effects IMO maybe only a decrease in libido but it may not be due to the bc. I've stopped having acne as well”

10 / 10
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25yo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 26, 2016

“I have been on Lyza for 6 months. I got my period the first month after beginning, and have not seen it since. I was not having any side effects until recently I have been having very tender breasts, mood swings, and bloating. I have taken two home pregnancy tests and both came up negative. I have gained 5 pounds since beginning Lyza and I do like it, but not menstruating is scary, especially when other symptoms begin to show up, similar to pregnancy side effects.”

8 / 10
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Kat1089 May 27, 2016

“I was put on Lyza at Planned Parenthood because of my history of migraines. Overall, I've had a good experience on Lyza. I sometimes have spotting between periods, but now after about a year, I only get a period every 3 months or so. At first this kind of freaked me out, and I take a pregnancy test if it's been about 60 days since my last period. Sometimes I get very tender breasts as well. Those are really my only complaints about this medication. There are no other side effects I've noticed, skin is fine, and mood is pretty evened out. My periods are generally less heavy than they were before, which I also appreciate.”

9 / 10
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Marie_D November 3, 2016

“It's probably the best birth control I've taken so far! When I first started using bc, my doctor had put me on the standard combination pill (hormone with estrogen) and I had to be taken off it because it was giving me high blood pressure, that and along with a family history of high blood pressure. They suggested I start taking Lyza which is also known as a "mini" pill or "pop" since it only has the hormone present in it. I've been taking it for little over 2yrs. now and I have to say it's been great. I haven't had any major symptoms at all. My periods are practically nonexistent at this point and very irregular, which might be a little scary for some women who are not use to taking the pill.”

9 / 10
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tamip February 10, 2016

“I've been on Lyza for 13 months and my period is so irregular. I once didn't get it for 2 months and every month it never comes at the same time, and I take the pill at the same time every single day. I don't have any other side effects. I wish I could just take an estrogen pill again because everything was fine when I took that!!!!”

6 / 10
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3rd Try With Birth Control · Taken for less than 1 month May 4, 2016

“I had just about given up on ever thinking I could be on a hormonal form of contraception. I had tried two other forms of birth control in the past, the first being Yaz which was the WORST thing ever. I swore off birth control for years thinking my body just couldn't handle it. I recently went back to my OBGYN just to see if there were ANY other last resort options for pills. She recomended Lyza becuase its low hormones, and I was hesitant at first but gave it a go. I have been on Lyza for almost a month now, I have had almost no spotting, no mood swings, no headaches, no troubles with blood clots/wheezing, nothing like my other experiences! Thank you Lyza!!! You literally saved the day, and hopefully everything continues to be awesome!”

10 / 10
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Bleeding for 14 days · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 15, 2017

“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 / 10
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Lisa Marie85 January 9, 2016

“I've been on this medication for almost 13 months. My OB/GYN thought this was a good fit for me being that I'm a nursing mom. I am back down to my pre pregnancy weight, no acne issues like others have experienced and no mood changes as I did with the Depo Shot. All in all my experiences have been good and positive but each person is different.”

10 / 10
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Ana · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 3, 2018

“This stuff needs to be removed from the market! It’s so harmful and ages you fast!! I have dark racoon eyes, and dark marks all over my neck. Shortness of breath Horrible mood swings Horrible acne Enlarged poors And hair loss. Avoid this like THE PLAGUE!”

1 / 10
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Anonymous January 8, 2016

“I was on this pill a year and a half ago, I had no insurance at the time so I went to planned parenthood and they put me on this due to migraines. Biggest mistake ever. I have never in my life had breakouts, once I was on this pill I broke out every single day. I tried giving it 6 months to see if it was from being new to my body and it only got worse. I finally got off of it and my face got better, but it took 3 months. I'm on skyla now, but ever since that pill my face has never been the same.”

1 / 10
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KJJJJ November 11, 2015

“I ran out of options for bc since I was so affected by estrogen. My gyno put me on this and I hated it at first. The first 6 months I had so much break through and long lasting periods and I thought my pms symptoms were prolonged longer than normal. My gyno had told me to try it for 4-6 months so I figured I would at least stick it out that long. With each month my periods got a little longer spaced out. On the 6th month I got my period and since then I haven't gotten it again. And I know I'm not pregnant. So I've been sticking with taking it every day, I have no symptoms, and no period. I love it! It's been 6 months now since my last period. I would highly recommend it to friends, but be patient at the beginning.”

10 / 10
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Renee23 September 22, 2015

“I've been on Lyza for just about 4 months and I haven't any issues up until recently. No weight gain, no cravings, no lack of sex drive, no moodiness, just spotting. I have also never had a pimple in my life and have had one or two now. I was on Ortho-Cycln for 16 yrs with no issues but had to switch to this one because of age and my history of migraines. I'll take the spotting over everything else. And it beats getting pregnant!”

8 / 10
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jlav34 April 29, 2016

“My OB/GYN placed me on this pill because I was at risk for a stroke while being on estrogen birth controls. I have been taking this medication for 2 months with no side effects: migraines have stopped, no acne, no mood swings, no weight gain, no spotting, and sex drive is still intact. The first month of taking this pill my period was extremely light (almost nonexistant) and lasted only two days. This month I didn't have a period and took a pregnancy test, it was negative. I read reviews that this is normal while taking this pill... Not sure if I like this factor? All in all, i'm pretty pleased with this birth control. Please note that this is a progestin only pill and it is important to take at it at the same time daily.”

9 / 10
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Betsieboop · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2017

“I'm so glad I've finally found birth control that works for me. I can't do combination birth control pills at all because of it's negative side effects. It's been pretty great so far. Nothing has changed about my weight, I've actually started loosing a few pounds, but I am more active. I started it on the first day of my period and since then, I have had some spotting, but doesn't bother me. My next period on this pill was extremely light. My periods are usually heavy but it is a plus not to waste money on tampons anymore! Only downside is I do notice a few more acne breakouts at time, but it's better than having pregnancy scares! It's also great on that aspect, we only use this as birth control and I haven't gotten pregnant so :)”

10 / 10
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NesC September 18, 2016

“Was put on this due to terrible migraines. Took it for 8 months and stopped recently. Yes, my migraine wasn't as bad as how it was before but my period was very irregular. At some point, I didn't get it for 2 months THEN 3 months and it would scared the heck out of me. I would get bad cramps and my breast would be so tender & painful for weeks!!! Also, I noticed that my eating habit has gotten worst, I became tired but sleepless and often get anxiety attacks. I just couldn't take it anymore so I decided to stop it before it gets worst.”

2 / 10
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depressionandacne · Taken for less than 1 month June 5, 2017

“I've been on this for a week (which I know isn't a long time but hear me out lol). I have not really experienced negative side effects at all. I waited to start it on the first day of my period to ensure that I wasn't pregnant and my period went on and cleared up as normal and expected. MAYBE just a tiny bit of bloating at times. I went on the mini pill because my body can not process estrogen at all. Immediately, I get horrible mood dives, I get painful cramps in my legs and arms from the high cortisol estrogen was causing me. In fact, on this pill my mood seems to have taken a turn for the better, I have more energy to do things and feel more mentally stable! Don't be scared off by reviews or discouraged from finding, everyone's different”

10 / 10
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Mlosterhout · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 22, 2016

“I started taking Lyza because my doctor said it would be better to get on a birth control pill with only one hormone due to history of high blood pressure on my Dad's side of the family. I repeatedly said I did not want to switch as my body was perfectly adjusted to the Aubra...but my doctor insisted I try it. I am 1 month in and I stopped taking it last night. I refuse to take one more pill. I hoped this would work for me but all I had were negative side effects that I have NEVER had (and I have been on birth control pills for 10 years!) I spotted the whole month... Continuous spotting. I was extremely bloated and gained 5lbs since I started taking it. I had horrible cramps, broke out, was moody, and it killed my sex drive.”

2 / 10
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No name :) · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 21, 2015

“I switched from combinations pills to this birth control because the estrogen gave me migraines. It has helped my cramping and I no longer have periods. At first I was skeptical cause I had a period that lasted about a week but after that they went away..I've experienced a little weight gain and tender nipples but for the most part I no longer have cramping and periods so it's all good :)”

9 / 10
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Jasmine R March 22, 2016

“I started this pill 6 months ago due to my family history of clotting issues. I had mood swings, irregular periods and slight acne issues the first 4 months but everything has evened out now. The periods are regular now but less intense.”

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SPG1 August 22, 2015

“I have been taking these pills for 6 months now and am completely at my wits end; I don't notice any weight gain, though my boobs have grown slightly. However.. The abnormal bleeding is driving me crazy! I am grateful that is the only main side effect but it's a total curse. I am bleeding at least 15-20 days during the month and it's just enough so that I'm always wearing a panty liner. Goes without saying, my boyfriend and I are pretty unhappy with our sex life. I obsessively take the pill every single day at the same time and have never skipped a pill- I STILL find myself bleeding every other week. I am stopping these pills and plan on talking to my doc about my other options; if there are no other options we might stick to condoms only.”

1 / 10
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