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User Reviews for Sharobel to treat Birth Control

Sharobel has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 33 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 36% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.

Sharobel Rating Summary

5.6/10 average rating

33 ratings from 35 user reviews.

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Reviews for Sharobel

Layla · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 5, 2020

“22 Y Female here and so far so good on Sharobel! I’ve been on all types of birth control since about 17 years old. I started out on ortho tri cyclen and then nexplanon to the IUD and then Vienva and now Sharobel!! So far I really like this birth control. I have some mental health issues so I needed a low dose hormone and this has hardly affected my moods in a negative way which is awesome because we all know about how certain birth controls can make us crazy lol. Also a plus is my boobs have gotten bigger. Like from a C to a D! The only negative thing I have to say so far is my boobs randomly get sore every so often and my periods aren’t completely regular but it could be my body still adjusting because it takes time! If you want something low dose that won’t have bad side effects this is the one! Also I have noticed my libido has gone up and I am glad this pill doesn’t affect my sex life except for the better. I very quickly become aroused and no dryness over here . Overall a great option.”

10 / 10
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Nancy · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 8, 2020

“I’ve been on the mini pill for 6 months now. For background before starting on this birth control I had a very regular menstrual cycle and always had PMS symptoms a week or two before and leading up to my period. Now my menstrual cycle is still regular it’s just about every 35ish days instead of every 30. I don’t have such awful symptoms leading up to when I start and I feel much less irritable overall. My flow is heavier than it used to be but only lasts for 2-4 days instead of 5. I haven’t gained weight or got acne. I feel like my acne is the same but not worse or better. I feel much better overall and I’ll continue taking this because it has worked well for me.”

10 / 10
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BodyControl November 18, 2020

“Hello ladies, I was on the combo pill and switched to Shrobel because of high blood pressure. Since I was moving from one birth control to another and had skipped the placebo pills on the combo pill, I got immediate protection from pregnancy; However, on the 7th day of the minipill, I started bleeding. It was probably the worst bleeding I've ever gotten in my life. I'm 30 FYI. I bled for a good 10 days and expelled MASSIVE BLOOD CLOTS and on some days, I would fill my menstrual cup in about an hour. It was a nightmare. I decided to persevere and this morning, I woke up with NO BLEEDING....my breakthrough bleeding STOPPED. I'm in disbelief. I think the pill has finally kicked in. I've been taking the pill at exactly 7am every morning. The latest I took the pill was 7:03 am. I'll keep you posted on my progress with this pill but I'm hopeful that I'll have a better experience with this pill.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous January 12, 2021

“Turned 35 last year in Nov, I was on Cryselle which is a low estrogen pill. It has been the love of my life for over 5 years. No problems! scheduled periods, if I missed a pill I was fine. My doc ordered this bc to try bc I am a smoker. I am on my last row and it not forme! I forgot to take my pill, I took two at time, I feel this was where my nightmare began. On Cryselle my cycle was between the 16th-17th. Starting these pills began spotting before that time, sex brought it on that next day. I'm upset of the new cycle day. It's heavier, darker blood, I have to wear pads, liners won't due. Cryselle had me spoiled with light blood & 3 to 4 day periods. The bloods smell is very strong! I'm seeing a lot of dark blood clots! I made a gyno appointment this week. I am getting off these pills. I have an increase appetite! I just lost 8 lbs @ the end of last year. Increased sex drive, vaginal dryness, not sure if it was the type of condom used or just normal dryness after a second round of sex.”

1 / 10
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Kris · Taken for less than 1 month August 10, 2020

“So this is my first time ever on birth control and tbh I was very nervous about starting it because I know it can have horrific side effects. I have now been on this pill for 18 days and the only side effects I’ve noticed was I was ravenous last week. Lol I wanted to eat ALL the things, I didn’t . But, honestly other than that I’ve had no issues. And I’m very happy with it thus far. Hoping my experience continues to be good!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 25, 2019

“I started this Sharobel birth control while still breastfeeding my daughter. The first month I did have almost multiple heavy periods and spotting. But now a few months in and my period is almost nonexistent. I don't know if this is common, but I encourage folks to try to wait it out as mine quickly improved.”

10 / 10
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Angelina · Taken for less than 1 month August 1, 2018

“This is the first time I’ve ever been on birth control. So far I like it. I read some reviews because the stars are so low and I was curious to why they’re so low but I truly believe that every one is different and therefore you can’t really go off of what each persons experience was. I was afraid to even go on birth control pills but so far I’ve been on these pills for 3 weeks now and I noticed my skin has gotten so much nicer! At first I had no idea why my face was looking so nice but I realized it’s probably from the birth control pills. I haven’t noticed any weight gain. I actually just lost one pound. My doctor prescribed me these during my post pregnancy visit. She told me to come back after 6 months to switch them when I’m done breast feeding but it’s been about two months since I had my baby and my breast milk has run out. I don’t want to say it’s from the pills because I don’t pump persistently...but I think I’m going to stick to these pills.”

10 / 10
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KayKoolaid · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 12, 2019

“I can’t take regular birth control due to risk of blood clots, so my doctor suggested this one. It is great. I have had no side effects at all, and I am so thankful for an option that works well for me!”

10 / 10
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Yonce1 November 7, 2016

“This has been my 5th contraceptive and I like it the best.When I was on nuvaring and cryselle I developed vulvar vestibulitis (similar, but not vulvodynia).My GYN thought that I had chronic yeast infections for about 2 years and she finally realized it could be the hormones causing this painful condition.Since sharobel has no break in the drug (no sugar pill week) my horomones levelled off. I am almost cured of the vestibulitis. I have noticed a little weight gain. No hair loss. Some back and facial acne but NO PMSING! I always had strong mood swings and because I now rarely get a period I do not have ANY PMS MOOD SWINGS! I highly recommend to anyone with terrible mood swings. The only con is I have trouble getting to sleep and waking up.”

8 / 10
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Anonymouser January 1, 2016

“The first two weeks were perfectly fine, I feel like my breasts got bigger/fuller but they became really sensitive and sore all the time. Then about the third week came around and I missed one pill by a little bit and I haven't stopped bleeding since. (I've been bleeding for three weeks straight with unusual dark colored discharge) Also my skin and just about everything feels super dry compared to normal. Haven't gained weight or gotten zits so I guess that's okay. Drive is through the roof but can't do anything. :^( Hoping this bleeding will stop soon. Might go to doc.”

3 / 10
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Bess · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 1, 2019

“Asked my Dr for the mini pill as I am 42 and having perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety, and them had two periods within a few weeks. Also wanted a safe birth control. Sharobel pills are fantastic. The only side effect I had was constipation during the first pack. My periods are shorter, lighter, with fewer cramps. Other symptoms are much better.”

9 / 10
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Sam · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 13, 2020

“The first few days on Sharobel birth control I was constantly crying and depressed. This subsided a little bit when I switched to taking the pill before bed instead of in the morning. However, it has made my PMS symptoms worse and it has increased my appetite substantially. I’ve gained about 8 pounds of bloat and pounds. I’m most likely getting off this pill. I don’t feel like myself on it.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month June 17, 2020

“I started this 11 days ago. it started out good, but 4-5 days into it I started to get bad leg cramps. That was alarming so I stopped taking it 2 days ago. I'm switching to a new form of birth control. I'm not a fan of the pills. Definitely watch out for leg cramps, it's a warning that the pill could start to cause blood clots. I'm very happy that I stopped taking it. So far I'm feeling a lot better”

2 / 10
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Marina M. March 17, 2016

“I'd been on the Nor-QD pill for many years without problem. This year my insurance changed and the pharmacy issued Sharobel in its place. I thought it'd be fine since it has the the exact same amount of NORETHINDRONE. Wow, was I wrong! Luckily I only got a three month supply because I am quitting this pill. In two and half months on this pill, I've had a period or bleeding every 5-7 days. It's not just bleeding, I get the whole deal; cramps, lower back pain, hunger cravings, crankiness, and bloating. My skin has broken out, I've been super irritable/moody, and I don't understand how the side effects can be so extreme for me when I previously was on Nor-Qd for so long and experienced none of these things.”

1 / 10
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concernedfirsttimeuser June 29, 2015

“This is my first month on the pill to help stop my periods. I was okay for the first two weeks of taking the pill,no problem whatsoever, apart from increases cup size from a D to DD (also they feel fuller too, which can be very uncomfortable). I always take the medicine on time ,until the third week, where I had to go on a trip, and I would end up taking the pill maybe like 20 mins to half an hour later. And almost instantly after my 4 day trip , I started spotting and a day later it switched to a full blown period(cramps and heavy flow). It's been a week since all this began and as of tonight it will be switching to week 2. I don't know if it's because I was a few minutes late or what, but this is very annoying ..”

2 / 10
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LoriK · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 23, 2018

“I was on the Patch for 2 years and had almost no side effects, besides slight weight gain. I had no acne/cramping/mood swings/etc. my periods were super light and only lasted 3-4 days and were extremely regular. I had to switch though, because it didn't stick on very well. I can't take estrogen due to a certain kind of migraines, so my Dr. prescribed Sharobel. I was fine the first week or two, no real side effects except the my boobs got huge. But ever since then I have been bleeding HEAVILY like every other week. I'm moody and breaking out and the cramps are awful. I've been on it since January, and it has only gotten worse. Hoping that people are right and that my hormones level out and adjust to not having estrogen in another month or 2....”

4 / 10
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Burnapeyton91 April 25, 2016

“I've been on this pill for a week and a half. So far the only side effect increased libido, and I mean it's increased a lot. No period ,no breast size changes. I will keep taking this pill until I'm ready to settle down and have children.”

9 / 10
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Turtle · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 3, 2019

“So I started taking Sharobel right after had my last baby in Sept 2016 and took it on time every night at 9pm I occasionally would take it 15 min late or early but pretty much always consistently. I definitely had the weird in between period bleeding for a couple of months. Well just when everything had been going perfectly for about 2 years. I'm now pregnant with my 6th kiddo.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 14, 2017

“I currently delivered a baby boy September 4. Within that time I would bleed on a off. Some days darker than most. Around my 5th week the spotting had just about disappeared to very light pink, hardly noticeable. I was prescribed these pills because I am breastfeeding. I started in Sunday as told by my doctor. By Wednesday or Thursday. I was bleeding as If I just delivered a baby again. Along with that cramps came along. Reading these reviews I honestly don't think I can last with bleeding for months at a time. Already it's become stressful and unpleasant with all this bleeding. I'll be asking my doctor is there anything else that can be prescribed.”

1 / 10
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BizCal · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 31, 2018

“My whole life, I’ve had normal periods normal skin, etc, and four years ago, I began taking the generic Ortho Tri Cyclen purely just to prevent pregnancy. After starting OTC, I experienced significant weight gain & swelling, acne on my face & scalp, and total loss of libido. My doctor switched me to Sharobel and I was on it for about a year. The acne subsided and I felt a little bit more like myself, but after about 3 months, my periods went haywire. Sometimes it would be more than two months between them, and other times they’d come back-to-back. I’ve also experienced significant hair loss/thinning. My gyno is at a loss for recommending alternatives. My PCP suggested I go back on OTC to regulate my periods. Three weeks ago, I switched back to Ortho Tri Cyclen, and already I’ve had several huge pimples break out on my face, and my feet and ankles swelled up. My libido is totally gone and I don’t know what else to try.”

3 / 10
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fidddish January 11, 2017

“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 / 10
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Jax211 August 10, 2016

“I had severe preeclampsia st the end of my pregnancy that did not go away after birth. My dr prescribed this birth control because it doesn't raise your bp like combo pills do. So I waited 7 weeks postpartum to start the pills. As soon as I started them I started to bleed and I didn't stop bleeding for 8 straight weeks. Apparently, this happens to many people and it's the lack of estrogen in the pills that makes it happen.. I didn't have too many other side effects from these however. Most bc pills make me crazy.. these didn't so at least there is one good thing about them. But I did stop taking them. Now I'm going to start tri linyah.. wish me luck.”

2 / 10
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K · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 20, 2018

“This is my first time on BC and specifically this one because I cannot take a combined pill due to clotting issues. This pill has been great! No prolonged bleeding, normal periods for the last four months. This is my fifth month on it and I am only spotting which I am happy about. No weight gain, no acne, nothing. I’m extremely active (workout 5-6x a week) and I haven’t noticed any weight gain, in fact I’ve lost weight. No increased hunger. This pill has worked great for me. Don’t blame pre-existing conditions on this pill. It’s a safe alternative.”

9 / 10
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Liah1111 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 12, 2018

“I started taking this pill in October of 2017, I was on it for about 2 1/2-3 months before I stopped it because I hated the fact that I bled and spotted for about 18 days. I started the pill again about a month or two later I've been on it for almost 2 months now and I'm still experiencing longer periods and spotting for two weeks or longer, I've gained a bit of weight but not sure if that's from the pill or not. Overall I don't have any side effects other than the crazy amount of time I bleed and spot and some bloating, I'm trying to stick it out for at least a few more months to see if the spotting will stop if not I'm definitely not staying on the pill.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 12, 2015

“The first 4 or so months on this pill were atrocious. Like everyone says...bleeding/cramping/spotting that did not stop for longer than a few days here and there...but I didn't get any other side effects which is the only reason I stuck with it. Things finally evened out about 5 or 6 months and I'll either get a normal period or nothing at all. The only possible side effect now is it seems I get night sweats around the time I would be PMSing but I got those before this pill. So that could just be me. I also have fibroids and had zero hope for this working for heavy bleeding since Mirena and Lysteda both failed me. I'm happy for now, hopefully it doesn't turn against me!”

7 / 10
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