08/05/2019

Loestrin 30

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Having been on Marvelon, I asked the doctor about switching due to headaches and the news about the increased risks of blood clots on that pill (& my family history). Loestrin 30 was ok at first, but I was still having bloating, low sex drive, dryness, low mood, and lots of headaches & after researching this and the possible link with gut problems I was desperate to come off and get back to ‘normal’. I’m so pleased I did and haven’t looked back.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After a month or so I felt so much better, my headaches became much less frequent, I enjoyed sex again and my sex drive increased & it was much more comfortable, my periods returned (although light at first), my skin flared up for a while and gradually my periods got heavier & I enjoyed tracking my hormones & feeling how they influenced my mind & body.

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