01/09/2021

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Was on Mercilon but got switched to this since it’s cheaper for the NHS. They always insist the generic brands are exactly the same but they’re not, sometimes the hormones are the same but they are ignoring the other active ingredients in the pill. I came off this as I kept getting breakthrough bleeding on it and my mood was worse than on my previous pill. It also wasn’t as good for my skin.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

My skin got worse and my period disappeared for a month. Felt better in myself.

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