04/03/2019

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Combined pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

This is the first pill my doctor prescribed to me and it’s been smooth sailing from the start. I’ve had zero issues and I kind of feel silly worrying about this decision so much. The only thing I’m dealing with right now is some benign cyst-like things on one of the ovaries, but basically this means I need to see my gynecologist every 6 months so she can check on it, which is fine by me. I have some mild spotting towards the end of the cycle, but nothing out of the ordinary. I thought maybe the pills were helping with my skin, but not really – when I stopped taking them once for about a year, the skin looked just fine. So really no issues. Bear in mind though that I’m an extremely disciplined pill taker (probably only ever forgot it once) and lead a very healthy lifestyle (sports & nutrition).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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