Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I was put on this pill after initially trying and reacting horribly to Rigevidon. My main reason for switching was the emotional toll Rigevidon was taking on me, but I felt completely back to normal after going on Brevinor and didn’t notice any particularly adverse emotional side effects. I did have a fair amount of spotting during the first couple of months on Brevinor, but it eventually settled down and my periods become quite regular. My main reason for getting on the pill was awful period cramps, and so far Brevinor has been mostly successful at keeping these at bay. There have been a couple of times it didn’t quite work, but it was still way better than my periods when off the pill. I also had a fair amount of acne during the first three months, but this cleared up around the six month mark and my skin has been amazing after that.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
I don’t know / can’t tell
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

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