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I have struggled to find a birth control that works for me without making me overly hormonal and Nikki is the first one out of at least 6 different medications that worked for me. I do get break through bleeding if I miss a pill, but it's gone within a day. Overall, I have very positive things to say about this.
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I have taken the generic form of Yaz (gianvi) for 7 years. I knew when my period would start and end to the day. I never had bad cramping, acne, or huge mood swings. I was given Nikki this month because my pharmacy switched providers. I'm had my cycle for 2.5 weeks and am still spotting. I'm dizzy some days and have acne all of the sudden. I feel like this BC is effecting every part of me and I wa...
About a month or two in I felt like I was having heart palpitations. No one could figure out why at random my heart would do that so I was put on nerve pills. Finally my mother does some research and told me about Nikki birth control. I contacted my dr and she said it was safe for me to stop. So I stopped taking my BC in September. From mid October thru December I was having estrogen withdrawals and hot flashes . Since January the constant hot flashes have stopped, however a week before and the week during my cycle I have hot flashes. I never had them before and I’m only 27 years old. I dropped her as a dr because her method of fixing this wasn’t my ideal. I can go on hormonal replacement therapy which 50% of the time can cause cancer or I can just suffer thru. I’m almost a year in and I’m still pushing thru. Please do not take Nikki BC. It’s not healthy an I wished I never started it. Read More Read Less
I was gaining weight on my old birth control, so my doctor switched me over to Nikki. I continued to gain weight, just in different areas (I started gaining more weight in my thighs) and I can no longer fit into any of my shorts. I consistently worked out and continue to fast to no avail. I keep gaining weight. My anxiety has skyrocketed and I experienced a high increase in my depression and dangerous thoughts since starting this birth control. Furthermore, I have had experienced extreme mood swings like none that I have experienced before. All in all, this was not a great birth control experience.Read More Read Less
I am with others on here when I say that reading these bad reviews was like a breathe of fresh air. I have been on Nikki for four years now (started to regulate periods) and while the first two years were fine, it has been HORRIBLE since. As others said: paranoia, no sex drive, cannot get wet, migraines, feeling dizzy, severe mood swings and angriness, feeling like i hate everyone, always tired, etc. There is so much more. As I stated, I started this to regulate my periods. It is no longer effective for that either as I have been on my period for two weeks straight now while I have been taking the pink pills every night. Please avoid this birth control for you or your patient!Read More Read Less
Been on this pill for 3 years bc of acne. Never once had anxiety in my life and started to get it, even giving presentations at school would give me panic attacks when before I LOVED public speaking. I never thought it could be my BC causing it until people started talking about BC affecting mental health. Got of BC and feel amazing. No anxiety or head fog. Cant believe I lived like that for 3 years just to help acne!! Ladies, if you are getting BC for JUST acne please don’t do it- don’t mark hormonal issues with this awful pill. There are ways to clear acne without getting on a hormone altering drug. Read More Read Less
This was the worst birth control I’ve ever been on. Usually I don’t have negative side effects with any medication but this one I definitely did. I started this pill and started having daily migraines which I’ve never had in my life. Along with the migraines I noticed it to be extremely dry down there at all times/I could not get aroused which may not be a problem for all but it is for me. I got off this pill ASAP
caused me to be extremely dry EVERYWHERE. also worsened my mood swings.
I mean, I'm not pregnant so that's the only positive outcome of using this pill. Before starting, I had mild acne with the one time a month cystic pimple. Now I have multiple cystic blemishes at all times, as well as my face looking the worst it ever has. First starting, I had morning sickness and extreme fatigue. I did gain some weight which I appreciated. I had breakthrough bleeding for 3 weeks after starting. If I take my pill an hour late, I will be bleeding for a day or two after. Cramps are so painful and bleeding is very heavy for me now. 3 months into it I get bad headaches that last a day if not 2. I'm extremely emotional and that's unusual for me. I cry easily, get so upset and can't let it go even if it's over nothing. I feel depressed, when there's nothing in my life that is not right. I am still having fatigue, and depression has made me lose the weight I originally gained. On top of depression, I don't get as wet as I used to, lower sex drive, I just feel upset all the time and wanting to go to bed. And it's causing fights with my boyfriend. If you already have high estrogen, I wouldn't recommend taking this. I'm only taking it because I ordered it off of a birth control app and this was my only option. Read More Read Less
At first, I had a REALLY hard time on this medication. I had horrible breakouts (and cystic acne which I haven’t had in yrs) and cried all the time for no reason. I wanted to quit before the 3 month adjustment period was up. Then I read the reviews and it seemed like everyone who quit before 3-5 months were writing the negative reviews. I decided to wait it out and it was worth it. I do occasionally get a blemish or two, but I feel in control of my emotions now after 5 months. Give it those 3-5 months to adjust if you have bad symptoms like me. It’s hard but it will likely be worth it. Read More Read Less
Almost done with week 3 of Nikki. I am 30 and have had severe acne since I was 12. For the first time in my life I am starting to feel confident about my face. I can’t even believe how amazing my face looks after just 3 weeks. It’s pretty much been like magic for me as nothing has ever worked for my acne. My only complaint is I have had bad cramps every day since starting. I do believe it will subside as my body adjusts. Try it for acne. If you have a bad experience then stop taking it. But it is truly worth the try. Read More Read Less
So I started with Blisovi. I was severely depressed it was to the point of wanting to commit suicide. So I switched to Nikki. Both pills stopped my migraines which is why I started. With Nikki, I did not have a period or migraines (yay!). However, I have to write a review on this because I went mad. Just like the other reviews, it was cathartic for me to read these because I thought I was losing my mind. I have had ridiculous anger, meltdowns, spontaneous crying, and even sociopathic thoughts. I’ve lost all sex drive and interest in life. My suicidal thoughts came back full swing. I’m a very laidback people loving person before and after Nikki. The danger this did to my mental health was worse than my weekly migraines and that’s saying something. Don’t knock it till you try it, but please please please don’t let yourself get as low as I did. Self regulate and journal. If the pill gets you to the point of wanting to kill yourself or if you’re severely depressed PLEASE switch or get off it.Read More Read Less
I used Nikki about 2 years ago. They way it cleared up my cystic acne so fast was unbelievable. I was on it for about a year and I started to have break through bleeding for days. I would never miss a pill as it became part of my nightly routine. I went off of it and now I am back in it 2 years later because of my acne. It cleared it right up but now about a year into it again, I am bleeding again. I am satisfied about how it cleared my acne so well, but I was told by my doctor they I have to much hormones that they don’t forget the full effect of the birth control. Overall I was very satisfied! Read More Read Less
Made me gain weight especially on my hips and arms. It cleared my cystic acne but still have bad acne. I eat healthy, exercise and play travel soccer so I know it’s not me. Helps with period cramps and flow though.
This birth control gave me the worst acne I’ve ever had. I did lose 9 pounds however the acne and anxiety were not worth it. I had blurred vision and all types of side effects with this medication. Took it for 6 weeks before throwing it out.
I started taking Nikki after I got nexplanon removed for bad side effects This bcp is destroying me. I have so many side effects I thought my thyroid was failing and I even got blood work done to try to figure out why I feel so horrible all of the time. It's affected my memory and this pill made my brain so screwy I don't remember being at my own wedding. Some other side effects are: dizziness, GAVE me painful acne around my eyes, cramping 24/7, zero sex drive, severe paranoia, worsening depression and anxiety, bloating so bad my skin hurt, extremely dry skin worsening exema, horrible mood swings, suicidal thoughts after years of not having any, insomnia, the list goes on and on. I DO NOT recommended this pill for anyone. It's ruining my life Read More Read Less
I have always been skeptical of birth control and have never wanted to go on it. I decided to try this out after last trying Loestrin years ago and hating it. I’ve been on Nikki for three months now and I’ve really liked it. I have IBS and I think this helps with my bloating. My breasts grew a little (I was a B cup now I’m a C). At first I noticed slight acne, but now I think it’s clearing up more. My skin feels softer overall. Periods are lighter and range from 2 to 4 days. I still get cramps. Emotional PMS can sometimes be a lot to handle. But fortunately the whole process is quicker than when I’m not on the pill. Main side effect I experienced the first month and a half was nausea. The nausea got pretty bad too, sometimes I had to call off work because of it. But now, after three months, I do not deal with nausea anymore. I feel calmer and more chill too. Overall I really like this pill and I recommend it to my friends. Very effective birth control for me, but everyone’s different. Read More Read Less
I switched onto this birth control pill from another brand of pills, on my previous brand I had no issues with spotting or side effects. Nikki birth control caused me sporadic bleeding / spotting and I had 3 yeast infections during the 3 months i was on this pill when I had never had a yeast infection before. I switched off this birth control last month and i'm still mildly experiencing these side effects. Nikki birth control sucks.
I had bad PMDD and very heavy periods that would completely drain me. On Nikki, I have occasional breakthrough spotting, but my mood has dramatically improved. I now have just a few days of PMS instead of 10 days and best of all, my periods have been very light. Overall, I'm satisfied.
THIS NIKKI BIRTH CONTROL IS VERY DANGEROUS TOWARDS YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DO NOT TAKE IT! THIS BIRTH CONTROL NEEDS TO BE BANNED! here are the symptoms of what happened TO ME, Severe anger outbursts, Severe anxiety, Severe paranoia, Severe dark sick thoughts (Had thoughts of murdering/killing/torturing where i even gotten that closely temped into doing it but managed to come back to earth quick enough to stop and realized i wasn't myself anymore cause i'm usually a very super sweet person that wouldn't harm a fly where i gotten scared of myself), Severe irritability, MADNESS, Severe depression, Self harm, Suicide thoughts, Insanity, Severe stress, Severe mood swings, Severe anger, Severe annoyance, I was going so deep off in the deep end going further and further into the darkness mentally that i have nearly ruined my perfect relationship with my fiancé that i now have to repair since it made me lose my sanity bad enough to where it even made me crazy enough to become verbally abusive and very manipulative without realizing it (Not anymore since i took myself off of it) Once i stopped taking it i finally gotten my peace back acting like myself again and have my sanity back 100% no longer have those symptoms but like i said i have to repair my relationship back up of the damage i caused, Other symptoms it did cause besides mentally was Breakouts, Nausea, Skin infections, Headaches, Lack of energy (I was tired all the time), Weight gain, Diarrhea, Night sweats, Body aches, Hot flashes, Dizzy spells, Lightheaded (Felt like i was gonna faint a few times), Those are all the symptoms i had from taking this dangerous Nikki birth control! not dangerous towards your health BUT EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TOWARDS YOUR MENTAL HEALTH it will turn you into a psychopath!Read More Read Less
I’m sitting here crying reading the reviews. I have waisted a year of my life thinking i’m going insane. having INTENSE feelings of depression, suicide and anxiety. very insane mood swings, anger and crying everyday. I have specifically gone crazy over thinking i’m losing myself, I had absolutely no sex drive…which was a really hard thing to come to terms with. I thought i was completely losing myself. This birth control is AWFUL do not recommend.
Pharmacy gave Nikki as replacement for Gianvi when discontinued. I had been on Gianvi for many years. Within a couple of months, had breakthrough bleeding for the first time ever, cystic acne, severe mood swings, suicidal thoughts. The pharmacists insisted birth control would not be the cause, but my doctor confirmed hormonal fluctuations can be caused since generics have leeway on certain aspects of the pill. I have been put on name brand Yaz and slowly adjusting back to normal. This is not everyone’s experience on Nikki, and it works great for some, but just want those it doesn’t work for you know you’re not crazy! Read More Read Less
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