03/06/2019

Gedarel 20/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I am surprised that contraception is so important for women yet has so many possible side effects. The side effects can be detrimental to a woman’s life- for example mood swings can be extremely negative, and if we women don’t speak up and do something about this then nothing will change. We need birth control, yet it is not to a good enough standard as yet so that it does not negatively impact our lives.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

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