11/08/2019

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
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

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Better skin

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Dark body hair

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

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.

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