21/09/2020

Dianette

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Felt like I was hyper emotional all the time, quite literally depressed. Irrational suicidal thoughts. Tender breasts constantly. Very unpleasant. I took the pill to help combat my polycystic ovaries which it might have helped in reducing hair growth but it wasn’t worth it. After 3 months it didn’t settle but I was told to continue for 6 months. Couldn’t last longer

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
No change
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Increased body hair

Dark body hair

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt immediately better once I stopped but some residual affects lingered such as the breast tenderness and emotions. The negatives of stopping the pill were also within 1 month my natural heavy hair growth restarted.

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