08/10/2019

Loestrin 30

Combined pill

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

6 - 12 months

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'5"/165cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb

Currently using

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

Time taken

Mood:

Very negatively

Impact on weight

Weight:

I gained weight

Had children

Periods:

Lighter periods

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Head

Headaches

Migraines

Body

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Down There

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Very positively

Impact on weight

Weight:

I lost weight

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

I don’t know/can’t tell

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Increased sex drive

Head

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Body

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Down There

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

The reviewer also experienced the following after effects...

Tiredness

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.