29/05/2020

Loestrin 30

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I moved to this pill after being on Rigevidon for severe period pain, when I was on Loestrin my skin was a lot clearer, it helped a lot with period pain and I did not notice major mood swings. However since coming off it I realised when I was on it I was a completely muted version of myself, nothing really excited me and I felt like I lost the passion for life. I have seen someone else describe this on here which is interesting. This has really put me off wanting to use hormonal contraceptives but it’s the only thing that helps my bad period pains unfortunately.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My mood was immediately better, I felt I had been a shell of myself when on the pill. My skin did get worse since coming off the pill and my periods took a long time to become regular again which was accompanied by the bad period pain.

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