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

Junel Fe 1/20 birth control pill

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Overview

Rated 3.7

3 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.2

5 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


Yaz pill ingredients

Main hormones in Yaz pill

Anti-Androgenic progestin

What Lowdown reviewers say

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

3 reviews

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

  •  Still using

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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Top side effects not reported

1 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

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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

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

  •  Still using

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.


Top side effects not reported

1 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


Yaz birth control pill reviews

5 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  16th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Five stars because it saved my life. I have zest for life and do not intend to kill myself, but my PMDD turned me into a threat to my own safety for two out of every 3.5 weeks. I was so miserable that I wanted to be euthanized. Yaz makes me feel normal again, treat people normally again. The downside is some bloating, breast tenderness, and what little libido I had is gone. Additionally, since starting the pill I am prone to uncontrollable and unprofessional bouts of weeping when I do not feel like I need to cry. This is highly frustrating but better than living with PMDD. Generic version does not control my PMDD symptoms, brand name for me only.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

wasn’t strong enough for me, caused breakthrough bleeding, mood was terrible


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
37 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  10th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

Yaz hit me like a freight train. Only lasted a month. Anxiety, panic, isomnia, dizzy spells and nausea and loss of appetite, and oh my god I peed like every 30 minutes, and felt my bladder was filling back up as it was emptying. A lot of pelvic pressure. I was tested for UTIs and got to a point where I made ultrasound and urologist appointments for my bladder, I had no idea what was going on. I did end up finding out I have a small bladder, so the diuretic effect of Yaz just hit me very hard. Do not recommend. The anxiety and insomnia hit hard and two weeks after stopping everything is normal, but those anxious thoughts at night needed ongoing cognitive behavioural therapy to get through.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  16th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Five stars because it saved my life. I have zest for life and do not intend to kill myself, but my PMDD turned me into a threat to my own safety for two out of every 3.5 weeks. I was so miserable that I wanted to be euthanized. Yaz makes me feel normal again, treat people normally again. The downside is some bloating, breast tenderness, and what little libido I had is gone. Additionally, since starting the pill I am prone to uncontrollable and unprofessional bouts of weeping when I do not feel like I need to cry. This is highly frustrating but better than living with PMDD. Generic version does not control my PMDD symptoms, brand name for me only.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

wasn’t strong enough for me, caused breakthrough bleeding, mood was terrible


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
37 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  10th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

Yaz hit me like a freight train. Only lasted a month. Anxiety, panic, isomnia, dizzy spells and nausea and loss of appetite, and oh my god I peed like every 30 minutes, and felt my bladder was filling back up as it was emptying. A lot of pelvic pressure. I was tested for UTIs and got to a point where I made ultrasound and urologist appointments for my bladder, I had no idea what was going on. I did end up finding out I have a small bladder, so the diuretic effect of Yaz just hit me very hard. Do not recommend. The anxiety and insomnia hit hard and two weeks after stopping everything is normal, but those anxious thoughts at night needed ongoing cognitive behavioural therapy to get through.


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  18th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I think Yaz has gotten a bad rap in the past, but for me it was totally fine. It was a great choice for me at the time and I experienced no major side effects. I would recommend this to others.


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Used for 8+ yr
43 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Ive been using birth control for so long that im not sure whats what. I am now worried about longer term effects of the pill and the fact that my natural cycle has been disrupted. Knowing what i know now i think i would have stopped taking hormonal birthcontrol a long time ago.


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