01/03/2021

Dianette

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

My doctor has prescribed this to me twice over the last couple years. The first time I came off due to large amount of weight gain. The second time I thought I would try and put my weight gain into perspective if the pill were to improve my skin. Since taking dianette my acne has been more controlled but I wouldn’t say I have perfect clear skin. My moods are low and I feel I am carrying an extra 5-10 pounds of water. I eat well and I’m very active so for me the extra weight is really frustrating. I’m coming off this pill this week and will be trying yasmin instead.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Better skin

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

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