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Portia birth control pill vs Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill

Portia birth control pill

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Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill

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Overview

Rated 2.8

2 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.6

7 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Portia pill ingredients

Main hormones in Portia pill

Androgenic progestin

Medium estrogen


Lo Loestrin Fe pill ingredients

Main hormones in Lo Loestrin Fe pill

Androgenic progestin

What Lowdown reviewers say

Mood

22% somewhat positive

Bleeds

39% spotting

Sex drive

56% lost sex drive

Weight

56% no impact

Skin

78% no impact on skin

Cycle return

33% in 2 months

Mood

57% somewhat negative

Bleeds

43% stopped periods

Sex drive

57% lost sex drive

Weight

43% no impact

Skin

57% 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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Portia birth control pill reviews

2 reviews

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  7th May 24

Portia birth control pill  

I felt hungry all the time, gained weight (15 lbs over the 3 months I was on it), and had extremely elevated blood pressure which was not common for me — it was 140/96 at the highest, from the time I woke up to bed time. I had anxiety, high heart rate, and night terrors, again very uncommon for me.

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Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
39 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  13th Mar 24

Portia birth control pill  

I started taking this bc I have PMDD and also wanted to stop my period all together. I have no interest in getting pregnant. This pill was to stop my period and it did just that. I feel great on it.


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  7th May 24

Portia birth control pill  

I felt hungry all the time, gained weight (15 lbs over the 3 months I was on it), and had extremely elevated blood pressure which was not common for me — it was 140/96 at the highest, from the time I woke up to bed time. I had anxiety, high heart rate, and night terrors, again very uncommon for me.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
39 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  13th Mar 24

Portia birth control pill  

I started taking this bc I have PMDD and also wanted to stop my period all together. I have no interest in getting pregnant. This pill was to stop my period and it did just that. I feel great on it.


Somewhat positive mood

0 helpful

0 comments


Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill reviews

7 reviews

Combination birth control pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
21 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

at first i experienced a lot of anxiety and mood swings but after a few years seemed to die down. Weight gain and libido have been the really only symptoms I have experienced. Have not had a period the whole time.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

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

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Combination birth control pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
21 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill  

at first i experienced a lot of anxiety and mood swings but after a few years seemed to die down. Weight gain and libido have been the really only symptoms I have experienced. Have not had a period the whole time.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

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

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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

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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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