05/05/2020

Gedarel 20/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I asked for a low dose combined pill as I’d previously tried rigvideon and it had left me an anxious depressed mess. They gave me this gedarel 20/150 and after taking it for 6 months I was a bloated spotty mess. My stomach was really sensitive and I had spots all over my back and face which I didn’t get with rigvideon so I was shocked. I asked the doctor to change pills to a new one and he recommended cilest which isn’t available anymore but Cilique is exactly the same and I was given this but I took it for 2 days and had to stop as it made me really ill with night sweats, nausea and diahorrea. Now I’m pill free and having a break, the doctor wants me to try the mini pill next 🙄 wish me luck.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Thrush

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Better skin

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I feel like myself again and my sex drive has returned.

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