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Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill reviews

3.5

4 reviews

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pills contain a low dose of estrogen alongside an androgenic progestin. It's a safe place to start with birth control due to a low blood clot risk but the low oestrogen may mean some spotting. It comes in packs of 28 tablets with 21 containing hormones and the remaining 7 placebo pills containing a boost of iron. You may have a withdrawal bleed during the placebo pill week. We've partnered with Nurx for birth control prescriptions and may earn a small commission

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill

Junel Fe 1/20 pill benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Junel Fe 1/20 pill ingredients

Main hormones in Junel Fe 1/20 pill

Low estrogen

Androgenic progestin

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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill  

This is the first birth control I have ever been on. I wanted the low dose combination pill to lower the risk of blood clots and other things. When I first started I really had no bad side effects at all. My period is way lighter than it was being off of the pill and it lasts only a few days. Sometimes I bleed a little more sometimes a little less or barely at all some months. My breasts have definitely gotten larger but I had smaller breasts to begin with so I don't mind the growth. I have a history of migraines but they were more frequent off of birth control and the only time I get migraines now is during the placebo week mainly. The one thing about the pill that has not been good is the weight gain. I am certain it is from the pill even though doctors tell you the combo pill cant make you gain weight. Before the pill I was 129 pounds and for the first couple of months I didn't notice any weight gain. Until about halfway through about 6 months in, I weighed around 144 pounds. Now I am a year in and the weight keeps going up and I am now about 167 pounds and my BMI is in the overweight category. I am so self conscious and depressed about my weight gain. I don't know if the weight gain will ever stop. I don't want to change pills because this works well for me otherwise but if you get on this pill, please be aware it may cause a ton of weight changes.

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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Mar 24

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill  

This birth control really helped with regulating my moods but did make me gain weight significantly even when working out more because of major appetite changes be aware. My skin cleared up a lot and after 3 months haven’t had one breakout related to hormones. My first 8 months my breast grew 2 sizes with about a 8 pound increase in weight, my second round after taking a 6 month break my breasts did not change size but i did gain the 8 pounds back again after losing about 15 in the break period. I stopped getting my period and do not have even spotting when taking the iron pills. Lastly my sex drive almost disappeared and i find getting wet a challenge when i’ve never had that problem. My experience is about 50%-50% positive to negative.


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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Jul 23

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill  

All things considered, I’ve experienced minimal negative side effects while on Junel Fe 1/20. It does seem to have affected my mood and sex drive somewhat, so that’s worth considering.


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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  5th Jul 23

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill  

Junel was great for the first 6 yrs on it. After that, the side effects started snowballing. Gained 10lbs, dryness, and my sex drive vanished to the point I became borderline asexual which ruined my relationship and contributed to our breakup. It also made me angrier. I didn't realize it was the cause of these things and stayed on another 5 yrs until it triggered weekly/biweekly migraines when I used to have 1 or 2 a year. When I came off, the migraines stopped. However, my body had become so dependent on Junel it destroyed my body's ability to regulate my hormones. Hormonal pills cut off your brain and reproductive system's connection so my brain didn't know how to do it's job anymore and I struggled very badly and almost went to the hospital. I regret ever staying on for so long. I would not stay on any hormonal method more than 5 years in the future. My libido also has not come back after 9 months.


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