Lybrel Birth Control Side Effects

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Brand Name: Lybrel
 
Generic Name: Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets 28-Day Pack (Continuous) (lee-voe-nor-JES-trel/ETH-i-nil es-tra-DYE-ol)

Average Consumer Rating: 2.6 out of 5


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Sandycoils says: "Just got my pills this week and start them next Th..."

Date: October 08, 2015 5:43:47 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

Just got my pills this week and start them next Thursday. I hope they work for me. I've started a blog entitled The Journey to Save My Uterus and the site sandycoils.blog.com Check it out

Cassy says: "I hate this pill. Worst med I ever took. I switche..."

Date: November 14, 2012 3:29:05 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I hate this pill. Worst med I ever took. I switched after almost 9 years of being on seasonale and as soon as I started taking lybrel I starting having severe cramping pain all over my body. I am a healthy active 25 year old, but lybrel made me not want to do anything because if the pain. I'm glad this got pulled off the market.

FreeAtLast says: "Yea! No more periods. I started taking this after ..."

Date: August 12, 2012 7:51:31 AM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

Yea! No more periods. I started taking this after starting with Seasonique. You absolutely must take it at the same time every day. I cannot believe that I suffered through horrible PMS and periods all of these years. I was actually pondering a voluntary complete hysterectomy it was getting so bad. Last week I was in my closet and stumbled across my stack of boxes of tampons and pads I used to need every month. Who knows how much money I spent every month. I am sad that I did not pursue this freedom much earlier. Some doctors may try to talk you out of your freedom for one reason or another. Do not give up! A life without maniacal mood swings and soiled clothing awaits you!

m says: "I can't decide if I should take this or not. I w..."

Date: August 01, 2012 10:19:04 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I can't decide if I should take this or not. I would like to take it more for the severe pms sx (pmdd) Anyone have some advice??

BMW says: "I say my prayers of thanks for Lybrel every night...."

Date: April 16, 2012 6:32:16 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I say my prayers of thanks for Lybrel every night... that may be exaggeration, but I LOVE this pill. I had horrible cramps and misery before I started using this probably three years ago. No issues with it at all. They even came out with a generic so not even that expensive any more! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pill! I agree with the above post that if you are someone with mild periods, this may not be for you, but for the rest of us... run do not walk to your GYN and get it now!!

melody says: "I took Lybrel for years with no problems...or so I..."

Date: March 12, 2012 4:57:45 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I took Lybrel for years with no problems...or so I thought. My cholesterol numbers went thru the roof and continues until I mentioned it to my GYN and she said Lybrel could be the cause...I changed meds and my numbers are coming back to normal.

swezal says: "Recently this past week, a 31-year-old newly gradu..."

Date: January 31, 2012 8:42:02 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

Recently this past week, a 31-year-old newly graduated student, with a doctoral degree about to start her new career as a Doctor, was flown into a nearby hospital, because she passed out. They found a blood clot in her neck, and immediately took her by helicopter to the ER to operate. By the time they removed the right half of her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain, the clot had spread to her brain causing severe damage. Since last Wednesday night, she was battling. They induced her into a coma to stop the blood flow. They operated 3 times. Finally, they said there was nothing left that they could do. They found multiple clots in the left side of her brain. The swelling wouldn't stop, and she was on life support. She died at 4:30 yesterday. She leaves behind a husband, and a 2yr old Brandon and a 4yr old Justin. The CAUSE of DEATH - they found was a birth control pill she was taking that allows you to only have your period 3 times a year... They said it interrupts life's menstrual cycle, and although it is FDA approved... shouldn't be - So to the women in my address book - I ask you to deal with your period once a month - so you can live the rest of the months that your life has in store for you. The name of this New Birth Control pill is Lybrel.

kassi says: "i was so excited to go get this birth control and ..."

Date: January 30, 2012 3:15:55 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

i was so excited to go get this birth control and when i went to get it full they told me it was discontinued! i wasnt happy

Kate says: "Fuck that! Your breasts grow on this pill? I'm alr..."

Date: October 28, 2011 12:22:24 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

Fuck that! Your breasts grow on this pill? I'm already in need of a reduction.

Cindy says: "I'm on my 3rd week of Lybrel. So far everything ha..."

Date: September 20, 2011 3:26:58 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I'm on my 3rd week of Lybrel. So far everything has been pretty good. Started taking it the first day of my period. My period lasted for about 10 days(a bit longer than usual). I just started spotting yesterday, but nothing major. No mood swings. No weight gain. No cramping or anything. Everything is pretty normal to me :)

Bee says: "I've been on it for 3 years and still get bleeding..."

Date: September 14, 2011 5:19:43 PM

Consumer Rating: 2 out of 5

I've been on it for 3 years and still get bleeding and spotting. If I am more than an hour late taking it, onset of menstruation comes on. Cramping has significantly decreased and less mood swings than other pills I have been on.

rebecca says: "i have been on Lybrel since 2007, when it was appr..."

Date: May 27, 2011 5:55:28 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

i have been on Lybrel since 2007, when it was approved by the FDA. I am now 26, and I still love it. No periods, no break through bleeding, and the best of all for me- no more cysts. my doctor thought that my ovarian cysts had were linked to my monthly cycle, and he was right. I have had no negative side effects from this birth control. the only problem for me is the cost....i really wish there was a generic, because my copay with my insurance is going from $30 to $65....may have to switch, but don't want to.

rebecca says: "i have been on Lybrel since 2007, when it was appr..."

Date: May 27, 2011 5:53:22 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

i have been on Lybrel since 2007, when it was approved by the FDA. I am now 26, and I still love it. No periods, no break through bleeding, and the best of all for me- no more cysts. my doctor thought that my ovarian cysts had were linked to my monthly cycle, and he was right. I have had no negative side effects from this birth control. the only problem for me is the cost....i really wish there was a generic, because my copay with my insurance is going from $30 to $65....may have to switch, but don't want to.

holly says: "I was on this pill for about 4 months. No weight g..."

Date: May 16, 2011 10:23:29 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I was on this pill for about 4 months. No weight gain, no brest englargement and had my period for almost 2 months straight. This pill did not work for me

Jessica says: "I have been on this pill for over three years. nev..."

Date: February 25, 2011 9:36:21 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I have been on this pill for over three years. never spotted til just recently after i was on antibiotics. No weight gain, my breasts grew from an A to a C no complaints here!!! i hope i never have to get off of it! just wish it wasnt so expensive, and the new packages suck compared to the click package. But I love what it does.

shay says: "i hate this pill no stars i was on it for 9 months..."

Date: December 28, 2010 7:05:02 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

i hate this pill no stars i was on it for 9 months and never stopped bleeding so i stopped. now i got the shot depo 8 weeks after my first child, no bleeding until it was time for my period on the 22 on december. Haven't stopped spotting yet its now the 28th maybe birth control just isn't for me

tracy says: "anyone else experiencing scalp hair t sure if it's..."

Date: September 12, 2010 10:41:06 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

anyone else experiencing scalp hair t sure if it's because of lybrel...really don't want to off it...my periods were horrific but being bald would be worse...any feedback would be appreciatedgo oofloss? nu

Karen says: "I have been on Lybrel for 2 years - no periods - i..."

Date: September 10, 2010 5:57:33 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I have been on Lybrel for 2 years - no periods - it has been so great - I have gained some weight - not sure if they are related - but I would recomment

Amy says: "I've been on Lybrel for almost two years. It was g..."

Date: June 12, 2010 1:25:53 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

I've been on Lybrel for almost two years. It was good at first, but recently, I've been on my period (technically I guess breakthrough bleeding) for TWO MONTHS. My doctor says it may be time to switch pills. I think she is probably right. Every woman's body is different. It may work wonders for some and not so great for others. Good luck.

Daisy says: "I love Lybrel. I have been on it for three months...."

Date: November 11, 2009 3:41:07 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I love Lybrel. I have been on it for three months... Occasionally I see some spotting, but for the most part, I haven't bled. Also I have small breast, I am an A cup, but since being on Lybrel my cup size moved up to a B. I love the extra cup, although they are very tender, and have been for the past three months. But I don't mind the tenderness, nothing that I can say is unbearable. I would recommend this to anybody!!

sarah says: "I have been taking lybrel for over a year. I love ..."

Date: September 30, 2009 7:48:45 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

I have been taking lybrel for over a year. I love the no period thing love it! But i was informed of a young mom who died from the pill so now im thinking i need to deal with the period for my children and familys sake. Plus i have been tiered all the time for the past year but i dealt for the freedom of no period. Good luck on your decision.

Shelly says: "I had been tri-cycling with birth control for year..."

Date: December 18, 2008 8:30:25 AM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I had been tri-cycling with birth control for years because I'm one of the unfortunate people whose cycle was so out of control and painful, I actually would miss full weeks of school and have to get pain shots at the doctor's office in some cases.... so for me, the transition to lybrel was VERY easy. I had no spotting since my body was already used to the idea of not having a regular cycle, and I'm extremely happy I made the change :) I love having this freedom, and I love not having to dread the pain and the misery. For some women who only experience mild cramping or normal periods, it might not be for you. Or it might if you really just want freedom. but for people like me who had doctors tell me it's best if I don't have regular periods, it's a GOD-send!

nikki says: "first contraceptive pill ive ever been on.boobs gr..."

Date: November 09, 2008 4:47:47 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

first contraceptive pill ive ever been on.boobs grew 2 cup sizes. no much weight gain anywhere else.breakthrough bleeding lasting maybe 3 days at the most. this pill is designed for no periods. but with any pill- breakthrough bleeding.unfortunally my insurance wont cover anymore and now costs 60$ so im switching, actually why im on this website. i really wish i didnt have to.amazing pill.

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