19/06/2019

Loestrin 20

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Sold to me as a low oestrogen pill that would mean less chance of side effects. Found it horrendous; I’d get migraines that I couldn’t shift, waking up in the early hours disoriented and panicky, and really horrible nausea. I had to visit A&E after my heart rate just wouldn’t come down below 150 bpm. It could have only been the pill. I was told this pill would be highly unlikely to give me side effects but it did! GP wouldn’t accept that I couldn’t tolerate oestrogen and pushed this pill on me. Wish I’d listened to my body!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Nausea or vomiting

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Taking this pill triggered a horrible time of migraines and anxiety for me. It took months to settle.

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