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My doctor prescribed this because I get migraines and should not be taking any bc with estrogen in it. She warned me that it was not as effective as regular bc but I figured it would be better then getting a stroke in my 30's. After reading the pamphlets I found out that this is only like 1-3% less effective than traditional birth control and way more effective than condoms. After 4 months on it I...
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didn't work for me
I started Norethindrone 0.35mg (Errin) on October 1st (a saturday lol), started my cycle on October 8th, and even skipped a Friday and Saturday to take it how it is intended like every pill on a Sunday. I haven't had any issues out of this brand as Errin is the generic equivalent. I have an OBGYN and I was on depo for about two years and I was miserable: terrible mood swings, constantly having breakthrough bleeding. bleeding for weeks and having an irregular cycle, bleeding after doing the nasty; it sucked. After switching to Errin, I HIGHLY recommend. I'm around 5'9 and 130ish without suffering these symptoms and my last cycle was 10/08/2022! Read More Read Less
Started Errin after heavy frequent bleeding and thick uterus lining- Endometriosis I am on month 3 of taking Errin. I almost quit the 1st month because the bleeding just continued the whole month. After reading reviews I decided to take the pill on the exact time everyday instead of within the 2hr time frame. That's when the bleeding stopped. I had a few break through days but nothing as bad as before. Pros: Weight has remained the same but I feel like a thicker pear shape. No major depressive episodes or suicidal ideation as with other BC brands. Bleeding after sex stopped completely. Less anxiety, I read its a result of the Progesterone. Period appears to be regulating and its decreased from 10-20 days back to 5-7 days. Breast are bigger but usually tender most days. Great sleep. Cons: Multiple painful pimples before my period as if I'm a teenager again. Increased blurry vision but seems to be getting better. Bloat before menstruation is very uncomfortable. Progesterone makes me more sleepy and less energetic even with diet and exercise. Some brown spots facial skin pigmentation due to hormones. Read More Read Less
I’m 17 and have been on this birth control for almost a year. The first few months my eyes felt weird but now they feel normal. I was breast feeding and taking this birth control so i didnt Get my period till 11mo postpartum and my periods use to be 7 days with a have flow now it’s 5 days light flow. I have always had irregular periods so I’m not sure if my period would be regulated. I don’t have any other issue i would recommend this birth control
I started this pill about 2 and a half months ago because I am on Lamictal and can’t be on the combination pill. The first month was okay. I missed one pill and immediately started my period. Much lessened cramps than normal. However the past month I’ve been bleeding the majority of the time. I’ll have a relatively light period for 5 or so days, stop bleeding for a few days, then it starts up again. This pill works though, as I am not pregnant.
Extreme fatigue, hair loss, mood swings, depression. Do not use!
i haven’t stopped bleeding for almost 7 weeks. i have constantly been on my period, but haven’t experienced any other symptoms like weight gain, acne, hair loss, etc. definitely looking into switching.
This pill makes me get my period. I have problems with cramping and have to take a pill continuously ..The other generic brands didn't give me problems just this one. At the pharmacy I ask for the Norethindrone brand only.
You have to be consistent with the time. I had my period 5 on 3 off for probably 6 months and as I was more consistent and adapted to it I'm just fine now. I had mood issues at the start too. Now, I just spot once a month or so. I'm not pregnant so it works.
l used this birth control for 2 weeks and it is terrible and I recommend that this is pulled from the market. I used this to stop my permanent menstrual (light) cycle and it went off for 3 days. The 4th day I experienced heavy periods with a lot of blood clotting. I have had that much clotting since my miscarriage in '98. Everyday I wake up its like a crime scene my mattress & sheets are soaked with blood. I have to wear double padding and I still end up messing up all of my clothing, towels & sheets. I stopped taking them and I'm still experiencing heavy bleeding and clotting to the point where I'm scared. This is not how birth control pills are suppose to work! I took these thinking finally the bleeding stops and my husband & I can have a sex life again. Wrong! I dont have any other conditions before taking this and the cramps are horrible. I'm not exaggerating and I wish I could sent pictures as proof.Read More Read Less
I was prescribed Errin as an alternative birth control because of having high blood pressure. The first 3 months were normal with my period last about 5-6 days. On the 4th month I started bleeding profusely! I would bleed through heavy pads in 3 hours. The bleeding was full of huge clots. I lost so much blood that was pale and required to come into the doctor's office for a checkup. The cramping was unbearable. There is no way this medication is worth the pain and money it costs in feminine products. The birth control works in preventing pregnancy because who would want to have sex with you when you are bleeding through your clothes! Terrible experience.Read More Read Less
I have been on this pill for over 2 years, no negative side effects. Starting any new BC pill will cause some getting used to for the first couple of months, so please keep that in mind when reading other reviews. This pill has brought my once heavy and unpredictable periods down to a light period lasting 3/4 days and has been very effective as well. As with any POP you must take it at the same time every day to be effective.
I do not know where to start. Tiredness, constant bleeding, excessive amounts of blood, cramps worse than I have ever had in my entire life, multiple periods per month, inconsistent cycles, and to make it all better, these have gotten worse each month for the past 8 months.
Been on Errin for a little over a month. Immediately noticed I am extremely tired. Was not told to take at night by my Obgyn. My mom told me progesterone causes sleepiness. Tiredness continues into my morning. Also have had daily bouts of nausea and dizziness. Extremely bloated and gained 8 lbs! Have flu like symptoms while on my period during this med. Continue to get my period right on time while taking Errin. My asthma is worse. After reading about Errin it said it could make my asthma worse. And my OBGYN did not tell me this! I asked if I should get my progesterone checked and I was told no not needed. But when i looked up side effects of too much progesterone and they all fit. Getting my tubes tied! Done with all birth control!Read More Read Less
I have Been using errin for now 1 month within this month my period has came on twice and i have had mood swings i was so emotional crying about everything my breast has been sore but nothing major today i have been nauseous all day very tired i take it on time every morning i dont know i just want to do what right for my body. my obgyn put me on this one cause i had a mini T.I.A im going to give it another month and see what it do after that
I have been taking this birth control for five months. Each month I have experienced a heightened symptom (more than I ever have in the past). One month I had tender breasts every single day. Another month I experience nausea on most days. One month I was 17 days late for my period. I have noticed weight gain, 5-10 lbs. The first few months also caused me to have serious mood swings. I finally decided to stop taking. The ONLY positive thing I have to say about this pill is it did not cause my eczema to get worse (like all other birth controls have in the past). Read More Read Less
I been taking Errin for almost a year and it has completely messed up period cicle. Bleeding almost the whole month!! Iâ??d only have like a 1 week without period and then it comes back again. My mood swinging are crazy. Feeling tired and drained probably because of the constant bleeding. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS MEDICATION AT ALL.
Does what to supposed to but don’t get too excited to have sex as you might have CONSTANT bleeding. The first month, I bled for 17 days straight. Was normal for one month and then went right back to irregular bleeding. I’ve now been bleeding for 14 days and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna end any time soon. I guess it works cause not too many man wanna have sex while you’re bleeding. Birth control is such an omen. ???? Also, I started Errin in January and I’ve already gained 9lbs. Considering getting off this s**t. Hope this helps!Read More Read Less
I was taken off orthotri cyclin (had been taking for 10 yrs) about 1.5 yrs ago (due to migraine). I had an implanon placed but didn't tolerate it and had it taken out, then used condoms for a year. My period became regular right away but was heavy and painful every month. Im pretty suce I had a huge estrogen imbalance. Been taking Errin as a way to hopefully tame my symptoms. I have been on for 1 month, I had a headache the first three days, some spotting but noting crazy just used a panty liner, and my breast have shrunk. I have not had noticeable acne, mood, or weight changes. I was really scared to start after reading all the bad reviews, but its important to remember EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! I will see how the next 2 months go, I have a check in with the OBGYN then. Best of luck!Read More Read Less
I was taking the mini pill becuase I was breast feeding. I had been taking this pill for 8 months. I missed the ppill by an hour or so on Christmas day... and I am now 6 months pregnant. So it doesn't work to well for me.
I was on Errin for about 8 months when I decided it wasn't working for me. The first 2 months were rough, but I stuck through it because my doctor said it can take up to 3 months for your body to adjust. I had random , near constant spotting which was super annoying more than anything. After the initial 2 months, it was working great. My period stopped completely, which is what I hoped would happen. I was taking it due to PCOS and irregular bleeding (was having a period a couple times a month) during the last month I was on it, I had constant bleeding. Only went about 6 days in a 30 day timeframe with no bleeding. The last week, I had such heavy bleeding that I ended up in the ER. I had to go on Norethindrone 10mg/day to stop the bleeding. My Dr decided to keep me on the 10mg/day since the low does in Errin wasn't working for me.Read More Read Less
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