24/09/2020

Gedarel 30/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have been taking this pill to manage endometriosis symptoms. I had got to the point with them that I figured the side effects of the pill were worth it, if it helped my endo symptoms. I thought I got on ok with this pill until I realised my mood was just super low for no real reason. I had withdrawn from life and gone from someone who loved food and cooking and eating (it’s literally a part of my job!) to finding food a chore. I hated getting invited to social events because I just felt no connection to my friends anymore. My husband and I seriously talked about divorce as I felt so disconnected from him and numb. Sex was a “oh god get it over with” situation even though I find my partner attractive and love him dearly. I literally felt nothing. Nothing. In addition to these deeply distressing mood symptoms. I developed Hyperpigmentation On my face and my body shape changed completely from lean and athletic to hourglass. Not the worst! But a definite change for clothing and identity which took a long time to adjust to.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Clearer mind. A sex drive that actually exists. Able to manage hunger and food cravings much better rather than the mindless eating that had taken over

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