31/07/2020

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Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Have been on this pill for over 10 years, it worked for me as a teenager and helped with PMDD (I think?), but the severe deterioration I experienced with my mental health any time I missed a pill, or couldn’t access the pill for a period of time, makes me feel obliged to NEVER recommend this pill to anyone, ever, under any circumstance. That being said, there were a few positive effects: it helped lighten my heavy periods and lessen clotting; I ~think~ it helped me become more emotionally stable, but I still had serious mood swings; my acne improved a bit, though I definitely gained weight when going on the pill, and I still experience very painful periods.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Latex allergy

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Headaches

Migraines

Latex allergy

Better skin

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Too early to tell for me personally.

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