05/05/2020

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Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

In the first couple of years of taking it, it felt like it was a solution to my acne problem; but then came heavy mood swings, weight gain, and loss of sex drive. It’s difficult to link these changes back to the pill, as at the same time I was also working in a high pressure environment. But after 6 years I have just decided to take a break from it, and see if these changes go away.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Back pain

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I have just stopped taking it, so can’t yet comment on whether the acne is coming back, or whether my weight will change. But so far I have already experienced some unusual cramps, and an increase in sex drive.

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