21/08/2019

Levest

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on Levest for just over 2 years. When I first started on it I had some pretty severe nausea and breast tenderness, but this subsided after a couple of months. For the next 2 years my experience was mostly positive – the only negative effects I experienced were mood changes during the 7 day break. But then I started having problems with recurring cystitis/urinary tract infections – it was suggested my periods and contraception could be triggering the bouts of cystitis, so I’ve now moved to taking Gedarel continuously (i.e. no breaks) to see if that helps.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

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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