08/10/2019

Loestrin 30

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Moving to Loestrin 30 from Rigevidon was a huge change, I felt much better on loestrin 30. But after a few months, my moods began to drop again and I felt as though I was a muted version of myself. Issues with my skin, complete loss of sex drive and lack of motivation for life. This experience convinced me to stop using hormonal contraceptives altogether.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Automatic change in moods to feeling much more positive. Some unwanted affects going on in my body eg tiredness, headaches, spots and nausea. Have since had the copper coil fitted and feel much better/more secure with this form of contraception.

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