20/02/2021

cilique

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been on this pill for around 3 years now, the past 2 I’ve been given a years worth without a check up. Most of the time this pill has been great for me. No pregnancy scares. Ive been unable to shift weight while on it. at my lightest I couldn’t get below 70kg, I am now over 90 (thanks COVID!) Since the lockdown I have found my moods to have worsened a week before the break all the way up until I start bleeding, sometimes during so this can sometimes last 2 weeks. This is affecting my relationship as well as the decreased sex drive which we had finally figured out. I find I also often get a constant headache (no painkiller will touch it) for the last 2-3 days of the pill and then the next 2-3 days before my bleed. I then sometimes get a migraine day 1&2 of my bleed. Overall a great short term pill, but I think as I’ve been on it for so long I need a change. Its starting to make my existing anxiety and depression worse.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Back pain

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

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