23/10/2019

Femodette

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started using this type of pill because it was a lower hormone dosage than other mainstream brands, but since coming off of it, I would never go back on to it! I ended up taking it for the majority of my 20s so thought I was just ‘myself’ but since coming off I’ve realised I was much more emotional and sensitive than I am now. I didn’t put a great amount of weight on, using it however I do feel like I carried a lot of water and instantly lost that puffy look when I came off of it. The only perks were my periods were super short and I always had energy, I am now on the copper IUD and often have a ‘tired’ week before and during my period which I didn’t have with Femodette.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Latex allergy

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I lost the puffy look which I had just become accustomed to, my skin did become oiler and I now get a few more spots around the time of my period. But I am so much happier and feel much lighter in my mood since stopping the pill. I don’t feel as up and down as I did when I took it.

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