19/06/2019

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Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Although I experienced very few physical side effects at first, after a few years I started experiencing severe vaginal dryness (to the point of hardly being able to have intercourse), loss of sex drive, and mood swings bordering towards depression. Because it was gradual, I didn’t really link these symptoms to the pill, until eventually my “period” wouldn’t stop and doctor suggested to stop taking it for a while: when I did all the symptoms improved and eventually disappeared in a matter of months. Never again will I turn to hormonal contraception.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I experienced hormonal acne which cleared completely after about 18 months. Aside from that, I got rid of all side effects caused by the pill and had no other issues.

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