20/09/2019

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Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

When I am actively taking The Pill I find it very hard to experience genuine emotions. It’s as though I’m wearing a mask when I laugh or smile and I feel robotic. Then during the week of my period I experience every emotion under the sun much more intensely than I usually would before going on contraception. It wreaks havoc on my mental health and I find myself skipping my period when I’m going through a stressful time because I don’t want the added emotional turmoil. I’m terrified to come off it because before going on contraception I suffered from excruciating cramps and I can’t go back to that. It’s honestly a choice between mental health or physical health and that shouldn’t have to be the case for any woman!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Back pain

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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