08/07/2019

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Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I suffered from headaches the first week of taking the contraceptive. The first three months I was continuously on my periods – didn’t feel like spotting only. I felt bloated all the time. I gained weight and volume due to fluid retention around the waist, hips, thighs as well as my upper body. I almost completely lost my sex drive while being on the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Better skin

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Still recovering, but feeling better. Only took a few days to notice a change and after the first month off the contraceptive I felt more like myself again.

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