30/06/2019

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Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started taking this pill after years on Yasmin. I thought lower hormones would mean less symptoms. I struggled constantly with UTIs on this pill that antibiotics would not cute. Despite my doctor saying it was unrelated to the pill, when I stopped, they stopped. Also, if you don’t think the pill affects your mental health, I highly suggest taking a long break from taking them and then start again. I realized that the majority of my mental health issues were excasperated by the pill. Sometimes the symptoms come on so subtly that you don’t notice them. Being on hormonal contraceptives for over ten years, I feel like I wasted many years of my life suffering extreme anxiety and massive mood swings that tore apart relationships. My 7 month break from bcp made me realize how much better I could feel. I switched to natural cycles and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself and my relationship.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

High blood pressure

Increased sweating

Cystitus

Vaginal dryness

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