19/05/2021

Gedarel 20/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

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

Experience

I have been on this Pill for just under 3 years after having to take it with my implant to help regulate my periods. I was on a higher dose of oestrogen but it makes me nauseous and sick so I ended up having this. At first it was great. My periods when from every day to regularly every 3 months (as I take 3 months and then a week break as advised). Over time though I have ended up suffering with chronic cystitis which comes once a week and last for a few days so I’m always struggling with needing to wee. My moods lowered and I became more down. Other than my week off where I felt a lot happier and more myself. I also had an extremely low sex drive which wasn’t the case before, have put on some weight and have starting suffering a bit with acne. I ended up getting fed up of having to deal with constant cystitis and called my GP to change my pill. I have since changed my pill as of today to another called Millanet 20/75 and hopefully it will help alleviate my symptoms.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Back pain

Issues wearing contact lenses

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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