11/10/2019

Gedarel 30/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’m pretty sure it is this pill which is causing me to have really bad mood swings. I’ve been a lot more irritable, upset and teary – sometimes even feeling quite depressed. I didn’t take a break for the first 3 months, but after taking my first break I’ve felt really low. Breast tenderness is really noticeable; they were sore all throughout taking it until I finally took a break. I was going to continue this pill for another 6 months as prescribed but after the past few weeks feeling like my mental health is deteriorating, I’ve booked an appointment with the nurse to try something else. I was on Loestrin 30 before this, but it was discontinued so I had to change – had no problems with it, could be why I’m noticing problems more on Gedarel?

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Better skin

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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