19/09/2019

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Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I took this contraception for my acne specifically. My acne definitely got worse during the first month and a half – large cysts appeared on my face. It also dried out my skin a lot all over my body. I had mood swings and increased anxiety attacks, as well as an extremely heightened sex drive and I put on a bit of weight. However my doctor advised me that my acne would improve within 3 months and it really has – my skin is clearer than it has been in years. My other symptoms improved too – my weight has evened out again (I’m still heavier than before but no longer putting on weight) and I don’t have mood swings. My anxiety is still worse however and I still have a strong sex drive! But I think these symptoms are manageable and I will continue taking the pill

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

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