11/04/2021

Gedarel 20/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Been on this pill for the last 14 months after the doctor changed it due to supply issues with my previous pill. Experienced many changes with my body gradually over this time which I didn’t think to associate with my contraception until looking at this website and it all clicked into place. Periods have been so regular and manageable starting almost to the same hour every month but that’s a small reward to gain from the negatives: horrible acne on my chin, near enough monthly thrush, little/no desire to have sex and weight gain (potentially more than likely due to lockdown lifestyle changes but you never know). Currently investigating what contraception I want to try next and looking towards the IUD instead of the pill and I’m so grateful to have came across this website and gain the insight into this.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Latex allergy

Back pain

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

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