08/05/2021

Femodette

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Like lots of people, I was moved onto Femodette after Loestrin 20 was discontinued. It’s been better than some others I’ve tried and overall I feel like the side effects are mild and manageable. But lately I’ve had more mood swings and I feel for the first time I’ve gained weight just around my middle (I’ve always been a healthy eater and never struggled with weight gain before). Maybe it’s just my age (now early 30s) but I do wonder if this pill brand has an effect. I always look bloated and it’s hard to shift.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Issues wearing contact lenses

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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