11/08/2019

Combined pill

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

12 - 18 months

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'9"/175cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb

Currently using

Currently using:

No I've stopped using it

Experience

I took the pill as an acne medication, not for contraception. It worked very well for my acne but I stopped because I was having a lot of migraines and later found out that I am actually not able to have the combined pill, only the mini pill which does not help for the reasons I would be on the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Time taken

Mood:

Somewhat negatively

Impact on weight

Weight:

I gained weight

Had children

Periods:

Lighter periods, Spotting / light bleeding between periods,

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Side effects whilst taking

Head

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Body

Better skin

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Dark body hair

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Back pain

Down There

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Very positively

Impact on weight

Weight:

I lost weight

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

2 months

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Head

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Body

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Down There

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My breasts have shrunk to their size before the pill, I feel much happier now and have a clearer train of thought. My acne has returned but my migraines have mostly gone away with the occasional one now and then.