05/07/2019

I don't know/can't remember

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the pill since the age of 15 with a couple of breaks in between. It made me a shadow of myself. I had 1 week of feeling normal during a month and spend the rest of the time feeling empty and numb, like I had no emotions. When I did start to feel again it was being anxious and weepy. I experienced vaginal dryness which lowered my sex drive as I found sex too painful. The best thing i ever did was stop taking it. I was like a new person.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It was extremely positive. My mood totally changed. I felt happy and positive and even if I do have days where I feel down it’s nowhere near the extent I felt it when on the pill. The vaginal dryness went which made my sex drive increase as it was no longer painful for me to have sex. Best decision of my life

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