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Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill vs Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill

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Overview

Rated 3.5

4 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.3

6 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Junel Fe 1/20 pill ingredients

Main hormones in Junel Fe 1/20 pill

Androgenic progestin


Lo Loestrin Fe pill ingredients

Main hormones in Lo Loestrin Fe pill

Androgenic progestin

What Lowdown reviewers say

Mood

50% no impact on mood

Bleeds

75% lighter periods

Sex drive

75% lost sex drive

Weight

75% gained weight

Skin

75% improved skin

Cycle return

100% in 1 month

Mood

50% somewhat negative

Bleeds

33% stopped periods

Sex drive

50% lost sex drive

Weight

50% no impact

Skin

50% improved skin

Cycle return

100% in 12-18 months

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill reviews

4 reviews

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month 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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Improved skin

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Somewhat positive mood

3 more effects

1 helpful

0 comments

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.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month 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.


Improved skin

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

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.


Somewhat positive mood

3 more effects

1 helpful

0 comments

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.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments


Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill reviews

6 reviews

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6th Apr 24

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

While taking this pill I have a great number of headaches since taking it. I also find myself going into depression. Thinking about a lot of negativities things. I also don't have a sex drive. The plus side about taking this pill, I have clearer skin.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
15 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Mar 24

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

I enjoy this birth control but the constipation part sucks


Improved skin

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Jan 24

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

I was excited about the low dose option for this birth control, but I was disappointed. I had frequent, long periods in the middle of packs and I have developed severe hormonal acne. I did not feel that my libido increased enough to make the low dose worth it.


Worse skin

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6th Apr 24

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

While taking this pill I have a great number of headaches since taking it. I also find myself going into depression. Thinking about a lot of negativities things. I also don't have a sex drive. The plus side about taking this pill, I have clearer skin.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
15 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Mar 24

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

I enjoy this birth control but the constipation part sucks


Improved skin

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Jan 24

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

I was excited about the low dose option for this birth control, but I was disappointed. I had frequent, long periods in the middle of packs and I have developed severe hormonal acne. I did not feel that my libido increased enough to make the low dose worth it.


Worse skin

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Dec 23

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

After getting the IUD removed, I decided to go on Lolo and it was 1 year of misery! At first, it was nice not having a period and my breasts becoming enlarged, but with those 2 positives came a lot of negatives for this birth control. I suffered from depression (my thoughts would race all day and night, sometimes I would just cry out of no where and I couldn't understand why I was crying or upset), anxiety got 10x worse than what it was, I was always on edge and very negative towards everything, I lost my drive to do anything, headaches almost everyday to the point I was sick to my stomach. I decided a year later to take myself off of them. I have only been off them a few days now so I can't say how I will feel within the next few weeks | months.


Very positive mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6th Oct 23

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

It was fine at first, but then 3 weeks in I started feeling symptoms of depression. I felt sad and like I wanted to cry all of the time, which was unusual. It was hard for me to stay motivated, keep up with basic hygiene and getting out of bed in the morning. I stopped taking this pill and the symptoms completely went away for me! I ended up switching to a Mirena IUD and it was a great decision!


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  22nd Sep 23

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

it’s fine, I got back in it after being on a higher hormonal dosage then going off — and it’s definitely helped my acne. But I do feel really bloated and eh


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

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