03/07/2019

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Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This was the stronger of the two pills I’ve tried. I noticed with this pill a distinct dulling of my mood and emotions. One positive was that I had issues with anxiety, which seemed to go away almost completely while I was on this pill. I also used to get very painful periods, and had almost no cramps on this pill. I stopped using this pill for two reasons, firstly that after about 2 years using the pill, my libido became almost non-existent. Secondly, being quite a strong pill I had concerns about increased risk of blood clots. I noticed when travelling by plane that I would get more severe pains in my legs than usual.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Better skin

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After I stopped using this pill and switched to a lower dose pill, I noticed that my emotions became less dulled and returned back to the way they were before I was on the pill. I did notice an increase in anxiety after coming off this pill, but also an increase in libido which was diminished by this pill. Overall this pill helped a lot in stopping the painful cramps I would get every month (which often lead to vomiting from the pain) which was the reason I decided to go on a higher dose in the first place, but I found that the lowering of my libido and dulling of emotions was a good indicator I should try a different pill.

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