29/05/2020

Femodette

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had regular lighter periods and my cramps weren’t as bad on this pill. I liked having the control of taking the week break or taking the pill packs back-to-back in order to skip my period. I was moved from the combined pill to the progesterone only pill because I started getting severe migraines (without aura) and there was no other cause. The migraines stopped once I was moved to a different form of contraception. I also developed recurrent thrush, cystitis and became prone to migraines while on Femodette. I haven’t been getting UTIs on my current contraception but still suffer from vaginal thrush.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

Migraines

Headaches

No effects

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I moved straight from femodette to cerazette then Noriday so it’s hard to know about symptoms and side effects after as i had no break

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