Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I have tried the combo pill before (Yazmin) I think it was when I was a teen. It had similar affects to what I have now if I remember correctly. I got the Mirena coil fitted years ago and had that in for 3 years before having it removed. It was a while before I started noticing the period symptoms return. I had the worst bleed of my life after having the IUD removed which I believe can be expected? The pill was my next choice after doing further research. When I discussed Eloine with my nurse, she suggested to take blood pressure and weight checks before prescribing them to me. I did bleed for a few months into taking these pills, then completely stopped bleeding. I found it ideal as I struggled from period pains and aches. On these pills now I have noticed an increase in acne and sweat/oil production. Although, some of these symptoms could be down to my antidepressants I’ve been on since around the time of my first experience of the pill, which I always consider to be related or due to personal circumstances. I am thinking of changing contraception but still looking into certain ones before I decide to get them in my system. I have noticed that the mood swings, insecurities and paranoia I had has worsened. I even booked another appointment with the nurse and found that as long as there’s no auras with the migraines it’s not as serious. The headaches have been awful. I hope to find something that works or maybe even slowly stop other medications to resolve these issues that don’t help daily living.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking




Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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