09/07/2019

Loestrin 20

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After being on hormonal birth control for over nine years, and dealing with the wretched side effects, I decided to get off and I’ve never felt more myself. I’m not happily using natural family planning and it is handsdown the greatest thing to have ever happened to me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Issues wearing contact lenses

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

It was incredible. I can’t believe I was unnecessarily poisoning myself for so long. I’m so glad I got off the pill and started using natural family planning.

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