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Excellent

Well it works for me

Might not work for you!!

I've been on the pill now for about four years, and for three of these I've been taking Loestrin 20 which I've found to be a highly effective method of contraception with no side effects whatseoever. A far cry from the first year using the pill as a contraceptive method! Without wishing to scare...

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Excellent

Quite easy to use

Not good if you're forgetful

Can't believe I am sitting here about to write a review on a contraceptive pill but I will give it my best shot. I havent attempted an op like this before as I, myself dont feel that I can do it........... I just read and rated anothers op there though on a different pill and thought, ok, why not...

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Satisfactory

Knowing when my period will arrive! Stops you from...

Possibly risks such as Thrombosis, breast cancer a...

Please note this review is mainly about it's effectiveness of reducing bleeding during periods! Without wishing to bore you all to tears, I will give you some background information on why I'm taking the pill. Back when I first started secondary school at the age of eleven, some of my friends...

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Super

No weight gain!!

Moods, little bit of "spotting"

I first started taking Loestren 20 a week or so after my 16th birthday. I decided, at the legal age, I should go on the pill incase any "accidents" came up and I needed protection. I suppose, for a 16 year old to think like that, I must have been quite strange and presumptuous, but I didn't care...

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Super

“I feel very good!”

published 30/05/2006

Contraceptive, Better Libido than on other pills, ...

Remembering to take it, regular side effects as wi...

I have been on Microgynon, Cilest and yasmin before trying this brand. I'd had problems with breakthrough bleeding, bad skin, poor libido and mood problems whilst trying the other brands mentioned above. However so far Loestrin 30 has helped with the majority of these. I started taking Loestrin...

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Good

Light periods, no side effects

no sex drive, no periods can be a bit scary!

Loestrin 20.... Each Loestrin 20 tablet contains 1mg of norethisterone and 20micrograms of ethinyloestradiol. No, I don't understand it either. Like all other combined oral contraceptive pills, Loestrin 20 stops you from getting pregnant by thickening the cervical mucus, making it harder for...

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Excellent

“Cute little blue pill”

published 01/05/2003

No weight gain, no nausea and no mental change

I wanted my breasts to grow!

I started taking the Loestrin 20 pill about 18 months ago due to having quite heavy and irregular periods, so the doctor prescribed me these after a course of iron tablets failed to help. I take mine at night before I get into bed because I tend to remember then rather than say the middle fo the...

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Good

“5th time lucky?”

published 17/07/2004

No weight gain (but none lost either)

Still didn't help my missing libido

I was prescribed this pill after complaining to the doctor about weight gain. She was the 3rd doctor I had seen about the pill (as I had moved away from university, then moved towns to live with my boyfriend). She was quite unsympathetic to me when I explained that I had put on about 2 stone in...

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Super

“Great if you have faith!”

published 29/04/2005

no periods, low hormone content, no PMT!!

no periods!

This is the fifth brand of combined contraceptive pill that I have been on ( I will review the others when I get around to it!) and it seems to be the best. As with most contraceptive pills, it comes in packs of 21 pills, all labelled with the day of the week making it easier to remember to take...

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Good

Cute pill. No pregnancy (fingers crossed)

Gazillion side effects. Causes identical symptoms ...

My dad is my GP, so when I asked him to prescribe the pill for me (awkward enough?) he said Loestrin 20 would be the best bet as it's low dosage and therefore less likely to cause the side effects that I've seen in some of my friends - ie. being in a different mood every day of the week...

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Good

“Might work, Might not work”

published 02/06/2008

Prevents pregnancy, great for people who suffer fr...

Can cause breakthrough bleeding, headaches.

When i first started taking the pill, i was put on Loestrin 20 due to its low dosage which is supposed to minimise any possible side effects. The first 2 packets of this pill where fantastic, my periods were very short (2 - 3 days) and i had no side effects what so ever. But then the trouble...

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Excellent

“Best I've tried yet”

published 10/01/2007

Low side effects

Having to remember every day!

I had been on 4 different brands of the pill - Cileste was my first and I got bad PMT from using it; another whose name I can't remember which had higher levels of hormones which gave me raging PMT; Yasmin which didn't seem much different to Cileste; another whose name escapes me which you took...

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Super

No Pregnancy, Regular, Short Periods, No Libido Lo...

Initial side effects, A Few Spots, and a large bus...

I've tried Cilest, Migrogynon, Loestrin 20, Marvelon and more bcp's in the past. Recently I tried Yamsin, which was excellent, but I lost all libido. (My Dr's trying to find something that doesnt give me migraines & which also reduces painful & heavy periods.) I started Loestrin 30, and stopped...

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Satisfactory

published 25/07/2008

Now on my second month of Loestrin, and the same thing has happened to me twice; I've started my period whilst still taking the pill. I wondered if it was something to do with the time at which I started the course, but my doctor actually told me to the exact date of which to take it. Being that I actually started the Pill to eradicate my spontaneous periods, it's a bit worrying. My libido has also lessened a lot, which is very sad :(

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Super

published 22/12/2008

I took Loestrin 20 for about a year and I have recently changed to a new pill. Overall my experience was a good one. The main advantage was that my breasts increased A LOT in size (from barely an A to a very full B) which gave me bounds of confidence HOWEVER the huge disadvantage was that they shrunk back to their original size after about 9 months. It was bizarre and I was very depressed and my confidence plummeted. I did not experience any other negative effects. Just be aware that breast growth could be temporary like mine.

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