18/07/2020

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I took Microlite from the ages of 16-22. It was fine for me, no major side effects except sore/tender breasts around the time of my period and some weight gain (My hips mainly got wider). It was only after 5 years of taking it that I started to get bad side effects – I would get my period during the 7 day break but I would bleed seemingly indefinitely – up to 2 months at a time sometimes. During these long periods I started struggling with fainting spells and dizziness, especially inconvenient considering I was working on my feet all the time. I stopped taking it and was relatively fine,

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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