03/06/2020

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on this pill from the age of 12 or so for about 5 years to treat my acne and it worked wonders for my skin. Over the years I thought that it gave me mood swings when I stopped taking it for the week break so about 9 months ago I switched to Lucette and didn’t get on with it at all – I gained loads of weight and the mood swings persisted. I have since tried Milinette but that hasn’t improved anything. I fully intend to go back to Dianette as it was the best of the lot!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

High blood pressure

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Since I swapped to Lucette and then Milinette I gained weight and my suspected mood swings didn’t change.

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