12/07/2019

Loestrin 30

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I decided to take the combination pill to prevent pregnancy. I took it for 18 months, and when I started for the first month I spotted the whole month. I also experienced vast mood swings from super happy to quickly angered and uncontrollable sadness. I also gained 15 pounds during my time on the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal dryness

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Better skin

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I’ve been off the pill for 25 days. I have ovulated and I’m waiting for my period to return. I’ve started using Natural Family Planning/FAM to prevent pregnancy. I’ve not had adverse side effects from coming off the pill. If anything, I am relieved to not be taking it anymore. I feel less swollen, puffy, and I don’t have a bloated belly anymore!

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