Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
8+ years
Had children
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it


Femodette was amazing for me. I went on the pill because of irregular, lengthy and heavy periods. I was run down and had recurring mouth ulcers before I started it. Femodette let me choose when I had my period, made them really light and balanced all of my mood swings (except for the week when I took the ‘break’). The only negative effect I had is when I once ran 3 packs together – I got really emotional and didn’t know why but kept crying uncontrollably.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat positively
No change
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I was on the pill for 10 years. When I stopped using it (and started Natural Cycles) the worst time for me was ovulation for the first month. The tummy cramps were unreal, my mood was all over the place, nipples were solid as rocks and so painful, my mind wasn’t sharp and I felt like I had a 4 day hangover. Each month seems to be getting better though. But my moods are generally a lot more up and down now without it. Periods are also heavier, but still very regular and 3-4 days only. The one big thing for me that I didn’t realise was that I’d been harbouring a lot of anxiety about remembering to take my pill every day. I didn’t realise that until I no longer needed to always remember it and I felt much calmer..

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