23/06/2020

Gedarel 30/150

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was on Loestrin 30 for around 2 years and was put on Gedarel after this was discontinued. Before taking any pill and on my old pill my periods were regular and i had next to no symptoms but now get insane cramps and headaches. Have also gained A LOT of weight (initially put this down to festive period/ quarantine inactivity) despite keeping active. Can’t wait to stop taking this.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

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