Loestrin 20

Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I have tried 4 different pills in the last couple years since all of them have affected my moods in a very negative way, my previous pill, co-cyprindiol was great because it regulated my period and cleared my face however it made me so emotional that sometimes I felt like I was going in sane. My anxiety was worse, I was depressed. I was told this is normal and there is always something for something, so upon switching for Loestrin 20 I thiught this must be the final one. My first period was 15 days long, my already acne prone skin was covered within 2 weeks of starting and I felt nauseous and was cramping realky badly everytime my period came around. I have now decided to stop the pill and only use condoms, which is not 100% effective but I would rather use that than be an emotional, sick, mess!

Impact whilst taking

Very negatively
I don’t know / can’t tell
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms


Spots or acne

Increased sweating

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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