Hi,
Just wanted to know anyones opinion on the birth control Zovia 1/35. I'm 19 years old & suffer from frequent ovarian cysts & painful menstral cramps. My doctor today perscribed me Zovia & i wanted to know if anyone had any success or unsuccess with it. I'm reading on numerous websites that people dislike it & that it causes many unpleasent side effects (nausea, headaches, missed periods etc.) I just don't want to start something I'm not going to like, I'd rather just ask for a different kind right away. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thank you!!!!

- K
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replied December 18th, 2008
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Chronic pelvic pain associated with menstruation is characteristic for presence of endometriomas, cysts occurring as a part of endometriosis, when endometrial tissue (the mucous membrane that makes up the inner layer of the uterine wall) grows in the ovaries.
Ovarian suppression with oral contraceptives, is one way to treat this condition.
If spotting, breakthrough bleeding, or nausea occur, the use of tablets should be continued.
These side effects, most frequently occurring in the first cycle, will stop within a week.
Headache is also a commonly reported adverse event in usage of oral contraceptives, and, frequently mentioned as a reason not to begin or continue use of OCs.
The onset or worsening of migraine or the development of headache of a new pattern that is recurrent, persistent, or severe requires discontinuation of oral contraceptives.
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replied December 18th, 2008
thank you. i know that all birth control has these side effects, it's just i heard zovia had the worst. i've seen posts from many people saying that their symptoms were so bad they had to switch.
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replied May 20th, 2010
I had been on Zovia for 10 months. After only 4 months, I started having excruciating pains in my rib cage. The pains got worse and worse while the doctors misdiagnosed me for 6 months. The real issue that was recently diagnosed after going the emergency room was multiple blood clots in both of my lungs. Every specialist I met with (cardiologist, pulmonologist, hemotologist) and well as my general MD pointed to the Zovia pills. No more Zovia for me! I couldn't throw them in the garbage fast enough!
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replied July 28th, 2010
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i have been on zovia for about 4 months, and im already regulated, but i am having slight bleeding, my period isnt supposed to be here for another week. could i be pregnant? i had sex about 2 and a half weeks ago.
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replied October 27th, 2013
Zovia oral contraceptive Rocks!!
I've been on and off but mostly on Zovia (or a generic for it) for over 10 years. Lost weight, boobs grew a full cup, increased my sex drive by about a hundred times and best of all nearly stopped my period all together. It would just give me a little "hey just letting you know you're not knocked up" bleeding for about half a day, Instead of the 10-14 day bleeding to death with cramps and vomiting that caused me to miss 3 days a month of school then work and stay in bed on strong pain killers for 10 years. I had this EVERY month from the age of 11 when I got my first cursed blessing (but mom let me pierce my ears...yay) all the way till 21 when I finally agreed to allowing these hormones in my body.). Zovia was the ONLY pill that's didn't make me into a total lunatic- I tried 6 months on a different pill and a few months here and there I took some others depending on availability. A different pill made me like a crazy person. After nearly losing my boyfriend he went to the doctor and made sure to come home with ZOVIA!
Unfortunately Planned Parenthood (which is where I go because I can't afford medical right now) had a paperwork error stating that I have migraines.....it was a misdiagnosis (which my neurologist cleared up) but PP doesn't care. So they will no longer give me estrogen,(imagine the fit I had in the office when they handed me a bag of progesterone. Thank god for my D.O. There was a study done proving that estrogen stops the type of headaches I get, plus it it stops the blood bath, doesn't make me a moody or a crazy crying psycho!!!!!
So 2 thumbs up, 5 stars, and10 out of 10 for Zovia.
The only negative I can find is after I had to stop it (due to cost) Ive been without them for 6 days and I'm getting terrible hot flashes, I'm constantly crying- about EVERYTHING I'm nauseous and bleeding for the first time in years. I think everyone having trouble should give thus one a shot! Hey look what happened to me without it! And with the above symptoms ( except the bleeding -that came days later, I secretly hoped for a baby. Too bad it was just another visit from the bloody aunt that I never wanted to begin with,
<3 good luck ladies and also to the men that do their best to support you through the crazy!
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