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Brand Name: Seasonique
Generic Name: Levonorgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets 91-Day Pack (LEE-voe-nor-JES-trel/ETH-i-nil ES-tra-DYE-ol)

Average Consumer Rating: 2.6 out of 5


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kaley says: "I started this pill inthe hopes of having a lighte..."

Date: January 09, 2015 3:53:31 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I started this pill inthe hopes of having a lighter period and obviously less often. Instead I became severly depressed, anxiety ridden, and an emotional wreck. I couldn't control my mood at all. Definitely wouldn't reccommend this to anyone under the age of 30.

Cheylynne says: "I love this pill! The only thing I would complain..."

Date: June 05, 2012 2:21:55 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I love this pill! The only thing I would complain about would be the breakthrough bleeding month 2-3. This is a HUGE change for your body though so it does need time to regulate. I used to have cramps bad enough that I couldn't move, even Lortab didn't help. I no longer have cramps, I haven't gotten any headaches in relation to the pill, no weight gain, maybe a half size bigger breasts but no other bad side effects.

Amanda says: "I have been on Seasonique for 3 years and I love i..."

Date: May 25, 2012 3:37:58 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I have been on Seasonique for 3 years and I love it! The first 6 months were a little rough and I contemplated going off of it. I had tender breasts, gained a little weight, and had breakthrough bleeding. However, as time goes on the bleeding lessens (it eventually was only during the third month and now I have none at all!-Just takes time for your body to adjust!). I love everything about this pill besides the hefty price...but will continue to pay it to only have 4 periods a year! If your unsure, I recommend trying it and sticking it out for awhile until your body can adjust! Afterall, your body is not used to not having a period every month!

Nicole says: "It is literally the only birth control pill I have..."

Date: May 08, 2012 6:05:04 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

It is literally the only birth control pill I have been on that didn't make me cranky, heavily tired or put on weight. It made my periods 1 day or just non-existent. My problem lies with the $250 price tag it now has. Tried the Generic and I am pissed off. Period has been going on for 2 weeks with constant cramping and it feels like my breasts have been pounded with a meat tenderizer. I have gone through 5 years of birth control searching and Seasonique is the one for me...and I'm not going to let it slip away from me because some corporate moron thought it would be a "good" idea to jack up the price.

SeasonaleUser says: "I recommend Seasonale! No weight gain. No mood swi..."

Date: April 23, 2012 9:04:32 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I recommend Seasonale! No weight gain. No mood swings. No acne. Bigger boobies. The first couple of weeks are the hardest, I did break out and experience mild mood swings. Occasionally I will experience cramps with temperature changes (e.g. entering a cold office, or leaving the cold building to the hot outdoors), but it subsides within a few seconds. Other than that the only other complaint is that it has to be taken at the exact same time or else I will spot for a couple days. It only happened once when I took the pill four hours late. It is a great birth control!

Jazzi says: "have been on seasonique for about 9 months and it ..."

Date: April 18, 2012 1:23:06 PM

Consumer Rating: 2 out of 5

have been on seasonique for about 9 months and it was effective at preventing pregnancy and decreasing by cycle to once every 3 months but had a variety of side effects: moderate depression, low libido, severe PMS, and weight gain. I have decided to switch to a low-dose birth control but this is my personal experience and seasonique may be a good fit for others.

Lindsey says: "I loved this pill when I was on it. I went off bec..."

Date: February 29, 2012 4:31:50 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I loved this pill when I was on it. I went off because I was getting some break-through bleeding and wanted to have a period every month so I could know if I was pregnant or not. It's a great pill, but you really have to let your body get used to it for a couple months. You may have headaches or a decrease in sex drive, but it definitely gets better.

Jamie says: "I have been taking Seaonique for 3 years now and i..."

Date: February 20, 2012 8:07:37 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I have been taking Seaonique for 3 years now and it has been wonderful. The first month I took it I did have spotting and mild cramping but that went away and would only return if I forgot to take the pill for a few days or so. I don't have any side effects that I noticed. I have been told that I have mood swings but that's probably part of the hormones. Other than that Its a wonderful pill especially for teens or women who have bad cramps because I use to have the worst and now I hardly ever have cramps even when my period comes its very mild to none and light bleeding. Good luck :)

Erin says: "THE WORST. I was on Lo-Seasonique for a year and w..."

Date: February 14, 2012 9:00:51 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

THE WORST. I was on Lo-Seasonique for a year and was on my period more than I wasn't. I took my pill at exactly the same time every day (even adjusting for daylight savings so I was taking it exactly 24 hours apart each time) and still within the first month of the pack I would get a light period that would last through the end of the three month pack. For a year I was using tampons and pads 9 entire months. I didn't get pregnant because I could never have sex. No improvement of my extremely intense cramps. I was depressed and emotional. No sex drive. What's more, I was paying an arm and a leg for the stuff. Just finished my fourth pack and I will never take this pill again.

Paige says: "Overall, this pill has worked very well for me. Ho..."

Date: December 28, 2011 9:30:32 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

Overall, this pill has worked very well for me. However, Every pill has its minor side effects. I did gain about 5 pounds and I do have mood swings. On the other hand, all of my periods have been very light and the only time I experienced breakthrough bleeding was when I forgot to take a pill. This is a good pill!!!!

Kat says: "I was on this pill 4 months no bleeding and other ..."

Date: December 02, 2011 9:51:01 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I was on this pill 4 months no bleeding and other problems but I started breaking out so badly. It has been a year and I still have breakouts. I was on Yaz happy as a bee but my doctor had concerns about stroke but since I am healthy I am going back because no other pill helped me so far. I am 32 years old and I use to have completely clear skin. Period is a natural cleansing for your body. Your reproductive system is getting rid of waste via period. I don't think it is any good for woman body. I think it will add to fibroid tumors later in life.

Morgan says: "I have been on the pill for 4 months now and I rea..."

Date: September 13, 2011 6:36:22 PM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

I have been on the pill for 4 months now and I really like it, haven't had much break through bleeding at all. Bur when I get my period it's very heavy for two days and I have very bad cramps. I also throw up when I start my next month of pills.

amanda says: "I have been on this birthcontrol for 8 months now ..."

Date: July 27, 2011 11:17:17 AM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I have been on this birthcontrol for 8 months now and I still have spotting all the time and my usuall period as well. I'm getting frequent headaches and dizzy spells sometimes. I'm also gaining weight from this pill as well. I think I'm going to go to my doctor and switch to a different birthcontrol pill. I guess there is one upside though. It does prevent pregnancy but that is the only thing I like about this pill

Rae says: "I hated this pill. I stayed on it for close to tw..."

Date: June 29, 2011 12:38:43 PM

Consumer Rating: 2 out of 5

I hated this pill. I stayed on it for close to two years, I wanted to love it and experience the 4 time a year period. I spotted usually for a month and a half and I gained a ton of weight (since changing pills I've lost 5lbs). This is a very touchy pill, you have to take it EXACTLY at the same time every day, no flexibility and I'm awful at it. I recently switched to springtech and I love it so far. It's a 28 day cycle but I've taken it as late as an hour apart with NO spotting! So you make the choice for yourselves but I wouldn't recommend this pill.

charlotte says: "Well this is a great pill I have been on it for a ..."

Date: April 30, 2011 11:49:44 AM

Consumer Rating: 3 out of 5

Well this is a great pill I have been on it for a while the only thing I hate about it is ending and having a very heavy crampy period. Then starting the new pack probaly the 2nd pill I take in the new pack I throw up which is the worst ladies do any of you get sick

Lauren says: "I've been on this pill for about a week short of t..."

Date: April 10, 2011 4:03:07 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I've been on this pill for about a week short of three months, I've had my period more frequently than when I wasn't taking any birth control. The first week I was on it I had no sex drive. I've gone up a cup size and gained about ten pounds since I've started taking it, which is incredibly unusual for me. I've also been getting headaches pretty frequently. I was going to try to finish the first 3 month dosage to see if things evened out after, but it's made me so miserable that I need to stop now. I would rather have to go back to the gyno than deal with another day of this pill.

jessi says: "wow this is the worst pill ever i been having cram..."

Date: March 03, 2011 7:55:29 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

wow this is the worst pill ever i been having cramping mood swing constant bleeding blackouts and alot more sytoms i cant deal with this i have 3 kids to take care of if im always sick i cant do that and my husband is also tired of it to im totally switching to something better this pill is horible

Christina says: "I have taken a few different pills and this was th..."

Date: February 26, 2011 6:36:54 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

I have taken a few different pills and this was the only time I had a truly terrible experience. The first week of taking Seasonique I was fine. In to week 2 I began to have mild cramping in the morning, right before I was due for my next pill. I got through that first pack, (3 months) with cramping, but no spotting. Began pack 2 and about 4 weeks into the pack, (while on a 6 week vacation!) I started having more severe cramping. I called my doctor and was told to just keep taking the pills. About week 6 I have heavy cramps, worse than I've ever had with my period and I begin bleeding. Not just spotting, but right from the start, extremely heavy bleeding that was again, more than a regular period. Coupled with this was cramping that was so bad that I was fetal in bed for about 6 hours. They were worse than the contractions when I had my daughter! Another call to the doctor and I was told to continue taking the pills, which I did. This heavy bleeding lasted for about 12 days, when it finally began to taper off. All told, it lasted about 3 weeks. The cramping lessened during that time and I was taking the pills as directed the whole time. By the time it was done, I had about two weeks to go before my period was due, and that came as normal. I stopped taking Seasonique at that time. I've switched to another pill that is a 28 day cycle, but I just don't take the placebo week, I go right into a new pack so I don't get a period. It works beautifully and I have no problems! I hope people have better luck on Seasonique than I did~

Christie says: "I have been on seasonique since September 2010. I..."

Date: February 05, 2011 8:55:15 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I have been on seasonique since September 2010. I really like it. The OB/GYN told me I would have spotting my first 3 months. I did off and on. I am in the middle of my second set and I am having more break through bleeding and cramping some. It is really aggravating. Other than that I love it. I have my tubes tied 8 years ago. I am on it due to rough periods and horrible cramps. Wonder if I need something stronger or what. Might end up calling the doctor Monday.

joan says: "Heres my review of seasoniqe: I had the same probl..."

Date: November 16, 2010 3:38:07 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

Heres my review of seasoniqe: I had the same problems shaneisha. Same side effects while on seasoniqe. Other than the blacking out (thank goodness, I would have freaked out and stopped taking seasoniqe right then! ha!)Anyway, I did have the spotting while on seasoniqe. I have been taking seasoniqe for around 2 years now and I no longer have spotting. Hang in there, it may get better. :)

shaneisha says: "I generally like seasoniqe; I've been on it for ni..."

Date: November 15, 2010 2:55:35 AM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I generally like seasoniqe; I've been on it for nine months, because the promise of only four periods a year is something I really wanted. The very first day that I took seasonique, I got a headache, was naseus, dizzy, and blacked out a few times. I told myself that if this occured the next day I would discontinue it, but the next day, nothing happened. I didn't gain any weight, I actually lost weight, and my cramps are gone (thank goodness). The only problem that I actually have is that, when I get to the last pack of pills in the pouch, i spot anywhere between seven days, to twenty-eight, and then I start my period. It's really annoying, because the main reason I chose seasonique was to NOT have periods or random bleeding...but I'm hoping that if I continue to take seasonique, the spotting will stop completely.

Karla says: "I took this for 2 months:PROS: I had NO spotting i..."

Date: October 26, 2010 9:43:28 PM

Consumer Rating: 2 out of 5

I took this for 2 months:PROS: I had NO spotting in between periods--no periods for 3 months--yay! Also my boobs were noticeably firmer.CONS: I got bad headaches the 3rd week of each month, and I gained 12 pounds in two months :-( I decided to switch back to a low-hormone pill.Good Luck everyone!

jane says: " my friendis 30 yrs old she was on seasonique for ..."

Date: October 11, 2009 7:11:36 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

my friendis 30 yrs old she was on seasonique for two months and i got two blood clots in my lungs.i was seconds from dying .i never took medicine everyday,now im taking three types of medication everyday. appreciate what you have :)

Nicole says: "I love this pill! but can't afford to take it any ..."

Date: July 11, 2009 10:02:25 PM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I love this pill! but can't afford to take it any more

Lorena says: "This made me dizzy too. It also made me really moo..."

Date: August 26, 2008 12:16:17 PM

Consumer Rating: 1 out of 5

This made me dizzy too. It also made me really moody- I switched back to Yaz after a few months on it.

Jolene says: "I love this pill. Don't listen to everything you r..."

Date: July 10, 2008 6:40:55 AM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

I love this pill. Don't listen to everything you read on forums, people only get online if they have a problem.

Linda says: "Did this pill make anyone else dizzy?..."

Date: July 10, 2008 6:24:06 AM

Consumer Rating: 4 out of 5

Did this pill make anyone else dizzy?

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