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Gildess FE
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Loestrin FE
Other name: Loestrin 24 Fe (Loestrin 24 Fe)
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Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
112
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Top Concerns
Gil
Nausea
8
Depression
5
Weight Gain
4
Breast Pain
3
Paranoia
3
Exhausted
3
Withdrawal
3
Blisters
2
Hypothyroidism
2
Itching
2
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Loe
Weight Gain
10
Depression
5
Nausea
5
Bloating
3
Loss Of Libido
3
Weight Loss
2
Anxiety
2
Blood Clots
2
Vomiting
1
Yeast Infection
1
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Nausea
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8
5
Depression
Gil
Loe
5
5
Weight Gain
Gil
Loe
4
10
Breast Pain
Gil
Loe
3
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Paranoia
Gil
Loe
3
0
Exhausted
Gil
Loe
3
0
Withdrawal
Gil
Loe
3
0
Blisters
Gil
Loe
2
0
Hypothyroidism
Gil
Loe
2
0
Itching
Gil
Loe
2
0
Weight Gain
Loe
Gil
10
4
Depression
Loe
Gil
5
5
Nausea
Loe
Gil
5
8
Bloating
Loe
Gil
3
0
Loss Of Libido
Loe
Gil
3
0
Weight Loss
Loe
Gil
2
0
Anxiety
Loe
Gil
2
0
Blood Clots
Loe
Gil
2
0
Vomiting
Loe
Gil
1
0
Yeast Infection
Loe
Gil
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We found 7 discussions
Cynthia
Side effects
I was in Loestrim FE for a few years with no side effects. I started Gildess 3 months ago and for the past 3 weeks I've had serious migraines, dizziness and nausea. I stopped taking it for 2 days so far and as if right now I'm feeling better. I called my ob/gyn and he insisted that he doesn't think it's not the pill. He said it's the same exact formula it just has the extra "sugar" pills. So now I'm doubting myself and thinking it's in my head. Now he wants me to go to my primary to get checked out. Anyone else experiencing a difference?
Megan
December 7, 2014
Sorry, got cut off. Wanted to say I was totally fine on Junel and Microgestin before you stopped carrying it. I have terrible mood swings, paranoia, depression, nausea. It's just awful. I can start back with Junel again in a week!
December 7, 2014
I stopped going to my pharmacy for 2 reasons. One, the pharmacist told me all generics for the same brand names are the same. They are NOT. I learned in school that a generic can range from the active ingredient being 85% (minimum required by FDA) to 100%. The more the active ingredient, the bigger risk of side effects. Not to mention, the other junk contained in the inactive ingredients. Second reason was she said well maybe you should get on a pill with even lower estrogen. I was totally fine
Shelley
October 18, 2014
I felt major differences. My doctor wrote prescribed as is so they cannot substitute. Holders is garbage in my opinion. I will never take that stuff again.
Cynthia
November 13, 2013
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" Help with birth control && weight gain.? ...jeans while im still on the pill. I am on the generic for Loestrin 24, its called Gildess Fe. I am on it for my menstrual cycle. I will go off of it in a... "

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" ...morning. Got an rx for Gildess FE, the generic for Loestrin FE. This is the first time... "

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" ...started a new Birth control (gildess fe 1/20) it's generic for loestrin fe i start a new pack ...i never got my period when i was ...with new BC? or could ... "

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" ...I was precribed Loestrin FE - and yet ...found a substitution galled 'Gildess FE' which also came with ...pills every months?? I read somehwere Loestrin FE24 is very effective because sometim... "

" ...days (Im not BF). That following Monday I began Gildess FE 1/20. DH and I had unprotected sex the same ...am not BF. (Note- I took Loestrin FE in high school with... "

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" Ok, the Gildess FE you received is a generic version of the Loestrin FE you were perscribed originally. Most ...get pregnant during that time. The Gildess FE is a 21 day... "

" ...days (Im not BF). That following Monday I began Gildess FE 1/20. DH and I DTD the same day I ...Like I said I am not BF. (Note- I took Loestrin FE in high school with no side effects) ***UPDA... "

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