13/04/2020

Loestrin 20

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Being on the pill was one of the most negative experiences I have ever had. I was such a happy outgoing positive person. When on the pill I turned into a different person. I would scream and shout. Totally irrational in any decision making and cry all the time. It was horrible. It damaged relationships at the time.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Experience after taking

I was back to myself. Coming off the pill was the best decision I’ve made for my mental health. I am in a much healthier frame on mind not being on it

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