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Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill vs Portia birth control pill

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill

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Overview

Rated 3.5

2 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.6

0 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


Portia pill ingredients

Main hormones in Portia pill

Androgenic progestin

Medium estrogen

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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

2 reviews

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

  •  Still using

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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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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

  •  Stopped using

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.


Top side effects not reported

2 helpful

0 comments

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

  •  Still using

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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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

  •  Stopped using

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.


Top side effects not reported

2 helpful

0 comments


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