05/07/2021

Loestrin 20

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was offered this pill by the GP after not getting on with microgynon 30 and another combined pill as this was the lowest dose of oestrogen in a combined pill available. I didn’t take it for long as I had similar side effects to other combined pills. Then went on to use the mini-pill for a while then copper IUD which I got on with alright. I now use fertility awareness method (sympto-thermal method) which I cannot recommend highly enough.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

No effects

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt like myself again very soon after I stopped taking this pill.

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