ESTROSTEP 21 Reviews

Average Rating: 2.7 (211 Ratings)

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 2  Regulate hormone levels Very tender breasts, PMS-like cramps througout the month, headaches, depression/fatigue, and difficult in losing weight. I just "wasn't myself." I had been on a weight loss program and lost 20 pounds in 12 weeks. After going on Estrostep, I lost only about 3 pounds in the next six weeks. It was very frutstratin. I'm going back on Triphasil for now. I'm not sure if my hormone levels changed. F 36 2 months
12/14/2005
 1  started taking it because of bad pm I WAS ON IT FOR A MONTH ANDI EXPIERENCED VERY BAD ANXIETY AND MOOD CHANGES. I VE BEEN OFF OF IT FOR ALMOST 3 WEEKS, BUT I HAVE THE WORSE ANXIEY.. I FEEL LIKE I M GOING CRAZY. AS ANYONE EXPIERNCED THIS. F 28 1 months
12/12/2005
 3  Prevent pregnacy naseau, headache, low sex drive my first 3 weeks on estrostep i threw up daily. after 3 wks. that went away but now i usually wake up with a headache and my sex drive has disappeared. also, i haven't had a period since i started this pill 6 months ago (except on our honeymoon, of course!) F 27 6 months
12/7/2005
 3  regulate period, birth control spot bleeding, tiredness, depression I have not been completely satisfied with Estrostep. It frustrates me to have sudden mood changes and feel depressed. I have not had any noticeable weight gain and i'll continue to take it a bit longer to see more noticeable changes. F 18 2 months
12/3/2005
 1  hormone imbalance headaches, acne, extreme mood swings, heavier bleeding, cramping, difficulty concentrating F 25 3 months
11/28/2005
 3  Birth Control Breakthrough bleeding, anxiety, depression I am still in my first pill pack and found this site to see if any other women were experiencing the anxiety and depression that I have been feeling since starting this pill. I have a very full life and a wonderful new relationship and no reason to feel blue, but I'm not sleeping - I'm moody, emotional, irrational, and feel anxious, nervous and emotionally raw. I'm not sure if it's the pill, but it's the only variable I can think of. Perhaps this will regulate after awhile. F 30 15 days
11/21/2005
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 1  regulate periods acne weight gain increased vaginal discharge my face is completely broken out. i have horrible acne, more than normal vaginal discharge. i have gained so much weight while on this pill, my clothes dont fit me anymore my knees and my ankles hurt all the time. i have exercised but the weight won't come off. i plan to stop the pill 2 weeks early but having the early period is worth it. F 28 14 days
11/10/2005
 2  low libido low sex drive, painful cramps My libido increased for about 2-3 wks and then was back to normal (very low). The whole reason for switching to this brand from Ortho TriCycline was because it would increase testosterone and ultimate increase my libido. I've been taking BC for almost 5 yrs now and can notice the difference in libido. I might consider going off BC entirely for this reason. F 25 2 years
11/9/2005
 1  Birth Control Disaster! Was on LoOvral and it started having bad side effects (low sex drive, bad periods and PMS) over time. I thnk maybe as I age my own hormone levels are changing and so my old BC stopped being ok. Doctor prescribed Estrostep. Well, Estrostep gave me cystic acne (I never had acne before), non existent sex drive, i gained 12 pounds (from 113 to 125)in 3 weeks while working out 5 times per week (yes I had terrible carb cravings, but still I was spinning and doing other cardio 5 times per week!), and i felt really low and anxious for no reason. I was waking up almost every night between 4-6 a.m. with really bad anxiety. AWFUL. I just started nuva ring and hope it works out. I will post my experience in a month or so. F 35 2 months
11/7/2005
 1  birth control/ regulate period acne, weight gain I have bad acne all over my face. I have been on this pill for 2 weeks and have gained 10 pounds. I plan to finish this pill and am going to switch back to orthotricyclene. F 28 2 weeks
11/6/2005
 3  birth control low sex drive, depression This is the first BC I have ever taken. My sex drive is low, and I experience spells of depression every now and again. It did help alot with PMS though. I have had no weight gain whatsoever. M 17 1 months
10/26/2005
 3  Birth Control headaches/some cramping/slightly nauseated at times ...I thought it worked really well up until this weeks sugar pills came around...I missed my period...started thinking I was pregnant, just found out today I'm not thankfully. Anyways, it has put a lot of stress on my relationship with my boyfriend too...it makes you very moody and has made me lash out at those i really care about. It's effective as far as relieving menstrual cramps etc. But as for the birth control part, unless you enjoy having pregnancy scares once a week...I don't know if I reccommend this pill. F 18 4 months
10/24/2005
 1  regulate period extreme stomach problems. no sex drive. moody... depressed F 34 7 days
10/12/2005
 3  Birth Control Only had a slight period every 4-6 months (good thing), weight gain 20 lbs in 18 months. Sex.. what's sex? (Libido is GONE!) Migraine headache first or second day off due to Estrogen withdrawal, and finally a nice Malasma mustache! No major mood swings or acne. Definitely works b/c I have no desire for sex. I am starting a lower dose pill, Alesse. I think every woman reacts differently and it is just a matter of finding what works for your body. F 34 2 years
10/5/2005
 4  prevent pregnancy weight gain-I went from 125 to 145, but managed to get back down to 125 after 1 year of taking it. Otherwise, everything has been working smoothly. F 21 5 years
9/4/2005
 4  acne F 27
8/15/2005
 3  period,getting married rash, itching, lower stomach cramps, nausea be very careful when you decide to get on birthcontrol. get all the facts about that certain pill before you get on it. F 22 3 months
8/12/2005
 3  Birth control No weight gain but no matter how much I excercise the last ten pounds I want to lose wont budge. Spotting every month and an ovarian cyst a few weeks ago that should have been prevented. I cry one day a month for no reason as well. M 25 10 months
8/7/2005
 2  Birth Control Well besides the usual stomach problems when taking a new pill. I got a rash/little yeast infection the first month, not that bad, for like a week, then went away. Then the 2nd pack, it came back again. Now I'm thinking it should go away after the 3rd pack but no, it got even worse! So I treated myself and switched. Oh and I gained 5LBS!!! I had such a bad case of yeast infection that I was physically sick, nauseous, diarriha, fatigue. I called my OBGYN and switched right away. Never again. So be carefull. F 23 3 months
8/3/2005
 3  regulate period I've had it for about 3 months now. It regulates things but sometimes I have periods for two full weeks. I'm also really moody and no one wants to be around me. Yeah, and I gained 10 full pounds. I've been exercising like a nut and cutting serious calories but nothing is helping; I'm still a cow. It didn't do anything for my skin. Then again, I don't have problems with acne really. F 17 3 months
7/11/2005
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