06/04/2020

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

In terms of adjustment to the pill, I did experience quite a dip in mood over the first 2 – 3 months on the pill but once that was resolved my moods felt more stable throughout, and the pill helped resolved my PMS. The main reason I was prescribed this pill in particular was because I was also struggling with hormonal acne and this pill helped with a lot with that; that along with making my period a bit shorter and lighter. My new GP did advise that I not be on the pill longer than 5 years though because it is mainly for shorter term usage, so I’ll need to change to something that makes more sense for longer term usage

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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