01/03/2021

Gedarel 20/150

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This contraception worked well for me for many years. In the end I looked at the possible side effects and affiliated myself with quite a few of them so I decided to try something different.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I had experienced lots of breast and nipple tenderness and a painful first day on my period for many years and after I stopping taking Gedarel I experienced none of this. I’ve also noticed my hair gets greasier quicker and I have more oil on my face when I wake up in the morning – I usually have pretty dry skin.

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