22/03/2021

Gedarel 30/150

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I swapped to Gedarel following a terrible experience with Levest and Rigevidon (acne and anxiety/low mood) after the discontinuation of Loestrin 30 and from the offset felt increased tightness in the womb and cramping on and off. Nausea was also something I struggled with whilst on it and once woke in the middle of the night to vomit because of it (maybe too high oestrogen for me?). Overall I’m a positive person but i definitely didn’t feel like myself on this pill. Many dark thoughts towards months 4 onwards and a lot of anger, irritability and feeling hormonal/overly emotional. I really wanted this pill to work for me but sadly I’ve had to make the decision that it really doesn’t suit me. I knew it wasn’t right for me from the start but felt I should try it out of desperation. Felt depressed at times and anger/irritability was the main problem for me, also had some mental fogginess and general sadness and low mood. Only plus sides was better skin than on R&Le and strangely increased sex drive but most days I would feel unlike myself.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Better skin

Issues wearing contact lenses

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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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