JUNEL FE 1/20 Reviews

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 5  Contraception, skin Spotting on first month since switching from Ocella (high estrogen pill than Junel) I had mild weight loss (1-2#), no mood changes, improved blood pressure (vs Ocella - generic for Yasmin), and it improved the feeling of being hot that I had on Ocella. I did have spotting the first month when transitioning. Note: I have no existing mental health issues and generally tolerate most birth control pills well. F 43 30 days
1X D
10/21/2021
 1  Periods Weight gain, depression, F 45 5 months
1X D
7/26/2021
 1  Birth control I just had my baby 3 months ago and was suffering bad postpartum depression/anxiety shortly after he was born. Once I got that settled down a little I got on birth control because I couldn't get the IUD at that time, well now I'm getting the IUD again. Intrusive thoughts occured again, thinking everyone dying, panic attacks, anxiety. Not fun! I stopped the pill yesterday. F 35 1 months
1X D
7/24/2021
 1  ESI stopped covering my LoEstrin Fe Taking for HRT. Previously on LoEstrin Fe and I was not menstruating. ESI doesn't give a F- about women and stopped covering LoEstrin and suggested this. My OB said it was NOT the same, and she was right - I have a full-fledged bleed with cramps throughout the iron pills, and now I have 5 yellow pills left in the pack and am bleeding and cramping and going through pads - but the men who run ESI must have gotten a better discount for this junk and don't care about patients. My OB wants me to stick to HRT for at least one more year, but I don't know if I can make it another week on this crap. It SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! If you have other options, use them. F 54 125 days
1MG-20MCG 1X D
7/20/2021
 1  Normal cycle NEVER have I had bad anxiety and depression as such. I notice lately I was very sad and no energy to do anything. I feared driving and doing things. It's like a huge pressure on your chest and non stop bad thoughts. This birth control is not good at all. I really thought it was just a mind thing but I see now it's the birth control. My heart rate is the scariest I notice it goes from 90-125 through out the day. I will no longer take this crap. I advise you ladies to research and be mindful F 31 5 months
1X D
6/3/2021
 1  To regulate period Lack of appetite , anxiety , depression , constant panic attacks . Breast tenderness The short time i was on this pill has caused 2 severe public panic attacks , and almost a mild one everyday .. just pulled myself off .. i am slated to start another pack this Sunday 5-30-21 and i won't ever look at another bc again .. i hope and pray i return back to normal.. i strongly advise against this pill and it needs to be pulled off the market F 31 3 months
1X D
5/28/2021
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 2  Prevent pregnancy First month was ok. Started period as soon as it was time for the brown pills. Bled the entire 7 days, ended on a monday but felt pressure like feeling in my abdomen. By Saturday I was having extreme abdominal pain and sweating and started bleeding again. Bled another 7 1/2 days... ended this past Sunday but still have continuous cramping/abdominal pain and unusual sweating/hot flashes. Moods are blah. Acne is not any better. Just want to stay in bed all day. I was on Mirena 10 years (2 IUDs), then Depo for 2 years and never had a problem with them. Junel has to be one of, if not THE WORST, birth control I have ever taken. I will advise anyone I know against it. F 33 2 months
1X D
5/11/2021
 1  Prevent pregnancy I was taking this bc I had random bleeding and my ob/gyn knew I had ptsd. I was fine for a few months. I had one month of no blood. One with 1 week. Then this past month TWO weeks of bleeding. I became anemic and my doctor was unsure why. I'm bloated. My boobs hurt. I was cramping when the blood came back again. . To say Im angry is an understatement. I have bene snapping and hate everyone. I'm feeling paranoid and depressed. I haven't had to deal with my depression in YEARS. And I can't eat but I have no interest. I have felt suicidal and the anemia isn't helping. This needs to be taken off the market F 30 5 months
Lowest 1X D
5/5/2021
 1  Pregnancy prevention Loss of appetite, anxiety, depression, loss of interest, panic attacks, paranoia, vaginal dryness Never have I had history of mental illness of any kind. Nothing has change in my life recently to cause depression, and yet I've been bawling my eyes out, having panic attacks over a feeling of impending doom. It was so bad I lost my appetite and was having stomach problems. Everybody is different, but please take caution. This pill made me hate life and I'm a very happy person on a normal basis. Threw away the pills three days ago, already feeling 50% better. Hopefully back to normal soon... F 21 3 months
1X D
4/20/2021
 1  Birth control HORRIBLE! This was my first time being on a birth control pill as I was on the mirena for 7 years. The daily headaches are insane I have never had anxiety but this pill has given me extreme Anxiety. I've also noticed I have had nightmares and showing signs of depression. F 31 1 months
1.5/30 1X D
3/25/2021
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 1  Ovarian cyst Prevention Nausea, and daily headaches. After a few weeks, I noticed my anxiety levels rising (I have generalized anxiety), not associating it with the pill- I continued taking it. My anxiety rose to a point where coping and therapy no longer helps. I had to contact my dr to be put on anxiety medication. F 37 49 days
1X D
3/7/2021
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 1  to lighten my periods Horrible lower back pain Dizziness Nausea HORRIBLE ANXIETY Weight gain Water retention I started taking this pill to "control " my period. What a mistake. I just stopped it because not only did I feel like I've had a hangover for over a month, but my anxiety has gone through the roof. Definitely think twice about taking this. I never had such a horrible experience with a drug. F 41 47 days
30mg 1X D
3/2/2021
 2  Prevent pregnancy and heavy period I feel like I am the only one that has had weight gain with this pill but I have gained almost 30 pounds. I have a low sex drive, can't get wet as usual, always tired . When I first started taking it I bled for 2 weeks straight. F 19 6 months
2 1X D
2/4/2021
 1  Regulate my periods Nauseous, abdominal pain, fatigue I was on the shot for 3 months before trying Junel Fe pill. While being on the shot I would experience extremely bad headaches everyday, I also got my period for a whole month and for someone with anemia that's not good. So that's when I decided to switch to the pill. I have been on it for 2 weeks and it's probably my body getting used to it and the fact that I switched from a different type of birth control but so far I am not liking it at all. I get extremely nauseous all the time and horrible cramps. I am also very small, my weight is 100 lb. and I had always struggled with gaining weight so me feeling nauseous all the time = no wanting to eat anything = losing more weight. I was put on birth control to regulate my periods since I would bleed a lot and would cause my anemia. But at this point ever since I started being on birth control I had always felt sick and so unmotivated to do anything. Which is why I'm going to stop taking birth control in general. F 20 14 days
1X D
2/1/2021
 3  prevent pregnancy spotting & BV I'm just starting out my third pack & ive gotten BV twice already... first time during my first pack & i got it again and it's barely the third month. other then that everything else is fine. my hair grew out a lot, my skin cleared up & i haven't gained any weight F 19 3 months
20 1X D
1/20/2021
 1  Regulate periods Nausea, depression, heart palpitations, anxiety attacks, loss of sex drive, night sweats, I hadn't put 2 and 2 together until I started reading these comments. I'm one month in and will not take anymore. I've gone into Diabetic Keto-acidosis due to the nausea and not keeping anything down, I can't sleep because of anxiety and night sweats. Crazy intrusive thoughts, I just want to cry all day long. The stomach pain is unbearable to the point I thought there might be something seriously wrong with me. I feel so sad and sick all day. Fatigue is unreal. DO NOT TAKE THIS. I'm wish I would've done my research before starting. F 33 28 days
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1/17/2021
 1  Birth control/ heavy bleeding Extreme fatigue, increase in appetite, severe and serious depression, mental breakdowns, anxiety attacks, mood swings, outbursts of emotion, loss of sex drive, and acne. I have major depression and bipolar that is treated and under control for 2.5 years. After taking this birth control for 2 weeks I experienced serious depression-no motivation, sleeping over 14 hours a day, no joy, and everything is a bother and looked with negative perspective. I then started having mood swings and out lashes of anger and then crying. It was like an emotional rollercoaster. At 3 weeks I no longer had any self-love or sex drive. I also could no longer drive. I suddenly developed anxiety (I have never had anxiety in my life) and could not drive due to anxiety and fears of traffic. On the fourth week I didn't get my period but started to develop acne. I quit three days ago (week 6) still no period or bleeding (which is odd considering I am a very, very heavy and regular bleeder), negative pregnancy tests, and my face is full of acne along my cheeks, jaw, neck, and mouth (I have not had acne since I was a teen ). I tried to treat my heavy periods with this but my mental health always comes first and I will not be continuing this as I am not comfortable with what I am experiencing after 6 weeks. I am now left to call my care provider because my depression is through the roof after taking this. F 25 6 weeks
1/20 1X D
12/10/2020
 1  Birth Control This pill is terrible. I have lightly bled for weeks, and have felt like crap. Bloated, anxiouw, no sex drive. I ended my 21 pill pack, and am supposed to take 7 days off before starting a new pack. Today my bleeding went in to an extreme level, and I passed huge clots, which has never happened to me in my life. I think this pill is extremely dangerous, and I can't wait for it to leave my system so I can never take it again. I would rather use condoms! Hell, I'd rather just have a baby! Terrible! Do not take!!! F 37 21 days
21 pack 1X D
11/25/2020
 1  Birth Control, Manage Cycle Very severe anxiety, depression and mood swings. Zero sex drive and zero self confidence, lack of positive self body image, no desire in things that used to bring me joy, zero motivation. I took Junel FE 1/20 for a year, then stopped for 6 months because I was not sexually active. I started it again and have been taking it for three months and this is the first time I have ever experienced these side effects from this birth control. Called my doctor and they are switching me to Cryselle. The only good part about Junel FE 1/20 was I had NO acne, less painful cycle and shorter periods. I would not recommend this to anyone because of the side effects. F 28 3 months
1X D
11/18/2020
 1  Birth control Depression, apathy, mood swings, trouble sleeping, nightmares, anxiety, hyper vigilance, loss of appetite, a bit of nausea, I felt like I was crazy until I read some of the comments here. I called my doctors office and the nurse said there was no way these side effects could be due to the birth control, as it had only been 9 days. I know my body and I really think it was junel. I switched from lo loestrin de due to cost. I felt like a failure that I could not wait the three months to see if I would get used to the hormone levels, but I do not think it would have been worth it. F 25 9 days
1X D
11/18/2020
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