22/02/2020

Levest

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Started for 3 months and found myself getting a lot of headaches, breast pain, weight gain and crying and upset a lot for no reason. Stopped for a month to see if it was the reason and felt so much clearer & better in my mind and body. Started again as don’t want to be using condoms everytime. And all the negative symptoms came back. I’m 26 and im fed up with the contraception choices females are given. Shame the NHS wont give sterilisation to those who are young and want it. I dont want children but i dont want to be messing up my natural hormones either! More pressure needs to be put on these companies to invest in research for better contraception for women.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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