14/11/2020

Dianette

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
Under 18
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I went on this for my skin and it did amazing things in terms of that- completely clear, less oil production, I could go for longer without washing my hair as less grease! However: It seemed to slow my metabolism? I couldn’t eat much at all or i’d gain weight. I still had the same appetite but had to eat around 1000 calories less in order to maintain my weight! Also after around a year and a half of taking it, I started to get terrible hot flushes where my whole face would go bright red and i’d start sweating profusely! This happened more and more frequently until it ended up being every 20 minutes. As soon as I came off the hot flushes stopped, although my skin went back to being bad :( Overall: Brilliant for acne, fine for mood but lead to side effects after taking it for a while due to the build up of hormones in my body (apparently, according to my GP)

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Increased sweating

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Everything seemed normal although my metabolism went back to normal and my skin went back to being how it was before (moderate acne)

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