26/08/2021

Femodette

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was looking for contraception to manage my painful periods, heavy bleeding that doesn’t help my anaemia and my period also sometimes causes my IBD to flair. I had been having no periods for almost a year because of getting sick from IBD. When the periods returned, I wanted to go continuous pill to stop the blood loss, but Microgynon didn’t work for me before so I decided to try Femodette as I’d been on it as a teenager. Within 3 days of taking this my mood became extremely unstable, it was quite scary. I now think my depression and self harming in my teens may have been at least partially related to being on this pill!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My mood returned in normal within about 3 days.

Had a similar experience?

Leave a short review and help other women find the right method for them

Want advice?

Speak to one of our doctors about your concerns