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What patients are saying about
Microgestin and Weight Gain

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Weight Gain
  • Weight Gain is a known side effect of Microgestin
  • Weight Gain is #1 in Microgestin discussions.
  • 169 posts reported Weight Gain with Microgestin, 9.0% of total posts
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Depression
  • 131 posts reported Depression with Microgestin, 6.98% of total posts
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Nausea
  • Nausea is a known side effect of Microgestin
  • 93 posts reported Nausea with Microgestin, 4.95% of total posts
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Loss Of Libido
  • 64 posts reported Loss Of Libido with Microgestin, 3.41% of total posts
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By Persephone
June 13, 2014
Persephone wrote
Microgestin
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By Susan Bagwell
October 1, 2013
Susan Bagwell wrote
Microgestin Suspect of Friend's Near Death Blood Clots
It's normal to have an increased risk of blood clots if you're taking birth control after age 35. It's mentioned in the warnings. Taking birth control after age 35 becomes more and more dangerous as the years pass.
Kake  |  July 10, 2014
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By jennifer
September 24, 2013
jennifer wrote
Loestrin FE to Microgestin 1/20
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I was taking Lo Loestrin Fe for a 3 months trial and it worked great! However I had to switch to Microgestin because it's free on my insurance compared to $86 with the Lo Loestrin Fe. I was really scared of switching birth controls since the LLF had worked so well so I made sure to pick Microgestin since it's made out of the same hormones, just a higher level than LLF. I didn't experience any side effects other than hot flashes, night sweats, and the inability to control my body temperature reg
Nicolette  |  July 2, 2014
Yes, I have had similar issues. I've been on microgestin for a month now & I'm extremely moody/sensitive. Loestrin was perfect for me and I hate that it's been discontinued.
Cristina  |  December 13, 2013
I have had the same experience.I also have had some shortness of breath when at the gym.I also noticed this while taking another gereric not sure which one. I read that a loestrin generic is being released in jan 2014.
December 6, 2013
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By Kay
September 4, 2013
Kay wrote
No period on Microgestin
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By quemo
August 10, 2013
quemo wrote
birth control pills and heart palpitations
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What patients are saying about Microgestin and Weight Gain

168 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
be different. I gained 20 lbs on microgestin up to 140 lbs...
...will be different. I gained 20 lbs on microgestin up to 140 lbs but when taking Yasmin my weight went ...causes a lot of weight gain. I had a hysterectomy because of constant bleeding and many...
gain on Microgestin BCP Help! I'm gaining too much weight...
...on Microgestin BCP Help! I'm gaining too much weight on Microgestin FE 1/20 BCP. ...for those who switched from one pill to Yasmin did you notice any diff. in your weight? Did you gain, lose, or...
lost any sex drive I once had. I have gained weight...
I was origonally on Ortho tricyclin low and everything was ...and now that i am on Microgestin I have completely lost any sex drive I once had. I have gained weight and feel terrible about the...
healthy and excerise so I have experienced any weight gain...
...y'all had bad experience with microgestin for the most part. I'm on my third pack of it and feel great I make sure to eat healthy and excerise so I have experienced any weight gain I have no hair...
doses and just starting that 2 mths ago I've gained 8 lbs...
...to that. I've gained 30 lbs in 5 yrs ...batch of Pills they gave me that Im trying. Its Microgestin and its one of the Lowest doses and just starting that 2 mths ago I've gained 8 lbs and IM N...
after stopping the pills , was detected with fatty liver...
...hair loss which I could not explain before, but it started within 2-3 weeks of stopping Microgestin and I have gained weight after stopping the pills , was detected with fatty liver and started...
that I had gained 5 pounds since being on Microgestin...
...that is when I noticed that I had gained 5 pounds since being on Microgestin. Of course, ever since her ...my second month and I was supposed to be getting my period and I was up...
my face and chest, I had sun sensitivity, gained 12 pounds...
...a little over a year. The first month was constant spotting, then I'd skip my period or have one for 2 weeks, my skin broke out bad on my face and chest, I had sun sensitivity, gained 12 pounds,...
just switched from Loestrin 24 fe to Microgestin 1.5/30 b/c...
...I just switched from Loestrin 24 fe to Microgestin 1.5/30 b/c I got my period 2 weeks early ...what is right! Also, has anyone experienced weight gain with microgestin 1.5/30? I'm paranoid ab...
from Microgestin to Lutera because I was experiencing...
...switched from Microgestin to Lutera because I was experiencing mood swings, weight gain, lethargy an...
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