12/11/2020

Femodene

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I switched to Femodene after about 4 years of being on another combined pill (can’t remember the name) as I had convinced myself it was causing me to gain weight (inconclusive although I do think it contributed). I was sold Femodene as a ‘new age pill with less side effects’. I didn’t really notice any side effects straight away but over the years of being on it I realised my sex drive was ever decreasing and it generally made me feel very flat and almost like I had a brain fog when I was on it. I would get a headache at the start the pill free week and light periods but my mind would feel clearer and I was more in touch with my emotions. My skin was also pretty clear throughout. It took me a couple of years to convince myself that the side effects for my mind and libido were worth switching to something else even though I was apprehensive.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I switched from the pill to the Jaydess hormonal coil straight away so I can’t comment on what it was like to be totally hormone free but I did notice my mind was clearer, my sex drive is starting to increase. My skin has been a bit spottier and I’ve been experiencing more headaches (not bad ones). I feel less bloated.

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