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Jojojenn
I've been on this pill for three years and it's kept me regular, given me less cramping and cleared up my mild to moderate acne. I have noticed however that my discharge is a little thicker and that's made me susceptible to BV. I never use douches or anything like that but I do make sure I use a condom during sex and still clean up afterwards to prevent it.
I love how it made my periods regular, which used to come on a 4-6 week cycle, and my annoying acne is gone along with my moderate cramping. Only mild cramping and some fatigue during my period now which an Aleve will take care of no problem.
It has made me a little more emotional, I was the stoic type that never cried during a movie and now I may tear up from a sad news headline, but that's all I've noticed as for how it's affected me mentally.
When my prescription ran out a few months ago I did notice the acne and worse cramping come back along with a much more voracious appetite. I feel like the pill really helped stabilize my hormones. No I'm certainly not at my slimmest like how I could be off the pill, but I would also yo-yo up and down. I'm 5'6 and holding to a pretty stable 120-123 lbs with a controllable appetite now that I'm back on the pill.
And I haven't gotten pregnant.
I think this pill is great, my insurance covers it because it's generic but if it didn't it's only $9/pack from a Walmart pharmacy.

Jessellen
Sprintec and anxiety
I've been on Sprintec for about 2 months and starting having major anxiety. I would obsess over something so bad to the point where I couldn't eat and it affected my sleep. My gyno said it "could be a possible side effect." I'm stopping it as soon as I'm done with this pack.

gracie3127
cramping in pain
having lots of pain in my lower abdomen which really hurts alot it feels like labor pains

Luvlytwin
Yeast!!!
been on sprintec for 5 days, and definitely showing signs of a yeast infection. How long will it take my body to get used to the hormones?

emmalee
appetite
extreme increase in appetite

Alyssa C.
Weight Gain
I wanted to get on birth control because I was starting to become more sexually active. I've always been an extremely happy person, and very small. Ive been on this pill for two years and have gained 40 pounds. I am 5'1 and have always had a very good small build. This birth control made me feel like it was impossible to lose any of the weight i gained. I was eating healthy and working out, but nothing changed. When i went to my lady doctor to talk to her about it she told me that "Birth control pills do not make people gain weight.." after hearing this i thought to myself that there is NO WAY that this happened all on me. I felt vert crummy about it. Although I have not had one pregnancy scare, it makes my period lighter, and i have no ance. It does its job yes, but you will gain weight.

Jessica
Sprintec PCOS
I started taking Sprintec for PCOS. It took nearly a year for me to see any results but I definately did. Decreased facial hair and also lost A LOT of weight after taking it. Switched to Orthro by accident and I absoutley hated it. Made me spot more throughout the month. Would recommend Sprintec; just be patient with it.

Shorty09
Sprintec for Acne and PMS
My doctor put me on Sprintec the first time I went on BC, to say the least I was so disappointed. The reason I was interested in BC was for my severe cramps and terrible bleeding since 7th grade, we're talking 1 super tampon holding for maybe an hour on the first day of my cycle. I also had acne that I couldn't get rid of, even with my antibiotic topical, so we decided BC would be the next step.
Sprintec didn't help me at all, the only pro was my periods were on time, but that's it. In fact I ended up gaining 15 pounds in the first 3 months I was on it and I became slightly depressed. I'm a pretty happy person and I'm very active and I eat very clean, however this pill made my life hell. So over spring break I went off of it and my period actually got lighter and I actually lost 5 pounds the first week off. Overall I don't recommend Sprintec if you're worried about gaining weight. I know a few other people who are having the same weight gain issues, who before going on it couldn't gain weight even if they tried, definitely do your research and talk to your doctor before going on this.
December 13, 2014
I started taking it last week. I didn't notice anything the first week but this week I've already gained 4lbs...I don't mean to sound shallow but I've always concentrated on keeping my weight steady and even lower. However, I started taking a medication called Propranolol (for headaches) the same day. I'm going to see my doctor on Monday about it. I'm thinking and hoping that it's the birth control medication but who knows??? All these different meds can cause side effects for one person b

Lily
loss of vision
The worst side effect I have had of sprintec is loss of vision. I did not know what they meant when they asked me if I had loss of vision, so I said no. But I did feel that my eyes were blurrier. I got new contacts and glasses about a year into it, and then a year later my prescription changed again. Only then did I 100% realize that the sprintec was making me lose vision. (I had thought it meant blacking out).
Karen
February 9, 2015
It's happened to me too.

nichole
Sprintec
Sprintec made me feel nauseous the two separate times I tried to take it instead of Mononessa

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Jojojenn
I've been on this pill for three years and it's kept me regular, given me less cramping and cleared up my mild to moderate acne. I have noticed however that my discharge is a little thicker and that's made me susceptible to BV. I never use douches or anything like that but I do make sure I use a condom during sex and still clean up afterwards to prevent it.
I love how it made my periods regular, which used to come on a 4-6 week cycle, and my annoying acne is gone along with my moderate cramping. Only mild cramping and some fatigue during my period now which an Aleve will take care of no problem.
It has made me a little more emotional, I was the stoic type that never cried during a movie and now I may tear up from a sad news headline, but that's all I've noticed as for how it's affected me mentally.
When my prescription ran out a few months ago I did notice the acne and worse cramping come back along with a much more voracious appetite. I feel like the pill really helped stabilize my hormones. No I'm certainly not at my slimmest like how I could be off the pill, but I would also yo-yo up and down. I'm 5'6 and holding to a pretty stable 120-123 lbs with a controllable appetite now that I'm back on the pill.
And I haven't gotten pregnant.
I think this pill is great, my insurance covers it because it's generic but if it didn't it's only $9/pack from a Walmart pharmacy.

Jessellen
Sprintec and anxiety
I've been on Sprintec for about 2 months and starting having major anxiety. I would obsess over something so bad to the point where I couldn't eat and it affected my sleep. My gyno said it "could be a possible side effect." I'm stopping it as soon as I'm done with this pack.

gracie3127
cramping in pain
having lots of pain in my lower abdomen which really hurts alot it feels like labor pains

Luvlytwin
Yeast!!!
been on sprintec for 5 days, and definitely showing signs of a yeast infection. How long will it take my body to get used to the hormones?

emmalee
appetite
extreme increase in appetite

Alyssa C.
Weight Gain
I wanted to get on birth control because I was starting to become more sexually active. I've always been an extremely happy person, and very small. Ive been on this pill for two years and have gained 40 pounds. I am 5'1 and have always had a very good small build. This birth control made me feel like it was impossible to lose any of the weight i gained. I was eating healthy and working out, but nothing changed. When i went to my lady doctor to talk to her about it she told me that "Birth control pills do not make people gain weight.." after hearing this i thought to myself that there is NO WAY that this happened all on me. I felt vert crummy about it. Although I have not had one pregnancy scare, it makes my period lighter, and i have no ance. It does its job yes, but you will gain weight.

Jessica
Sprintec PCOS
I started taking Sprintec for PCOS. It took nearly a year for me to see any results but I definately did. Decreased facial hair and also lost A LOT of weight after taking it. Switched to Orthro by accident and I absoutley hated it. Made me spot more throughout the month. Would recommend Sprintec; just be patient with it.

Shorty09
Sprintec for Acne and PMS
My doctor put me on Sprintec the first time I went on BC, to say the least I was so disappointed. The reason I was interested in BC was for my severe cramps and terrible bleeding since 7th grade, we're talking 1 super tampon holding for maybe an hour on the first day of my cycle. I also had acne that I couldn't get rid of, even with my antibiotic topical, so we decided BC would be the next step.
Sprintec didn't help me at all, the only pro was my periods were on time, but that's it. In fact I ended up gaining 15 pounds in the first 3 months I was on it and I became slightly depressed. I'm a pretty happy person and I'm very active and I eat very clean, however this pill made my life hell. So over spring break I went off of it and my period actually got lighter and I actually lost 5 pounds the first week off. Overall I don't recommend Sprintec if you're worried about gaining weight. I know a few other people who are having the same weight gain issues, who before going on it couldn't gain weight even if they tried, definitely do your research and talk to your doctor before going on this.
December 13, 2014
I started taking it last week. I didn't notice anything the first week but this week I've already gained 4lbs...I don't mean to sound shallow but I've always concentrated on keeping my weight steady and even lower. However, I started taking a medication called Propranolol (for headaches) the same day. I'm going to see my doctor on Monday about it. I'm thinking and hoping that it's the birth control medication but who knows??? All these different meds can cause side effects for one person b

Lily
loss of vision
The worst side effect I have had of sprintec is loss of vision. I did not know what they meant when they asked me if I had loss of vision, so I said no. But I did feel that my eyes were blurrier. I got new contacts and glasses about a year into it, and then a year later my prescription changed again. Only then did I 100% realize that the sprintec was making me lose vision. (I had thought it meant blacking out).
Karen
February 9, 2015
It's happened to me too.

nichole
Sprintec
Sprintec made me feel nauseous the two separate times I tried to take it instead of Mononessa

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