09/06/2020

Lucette

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was moved on to this pill from Yasmin by my new doctors surgery at the time. I was informed it was almost identical to Yasmin and that it would suit me. During my 7 day pill break I began to notice I would experience very bad headaches, particularly towards the end of the break. They could not be helped by paracetamol or ibuprofen and affected my day to day life, to the extent that i was desperate to start taking the pill again after 7 days. My period pains worsened, i would often experience cramps in the week leading up to my period and would become worse during my period. I would like to note that when not on any pill my cramps are significantly worse, but they are far better when taking Yasmin that lucette. I want to share my experience with other women who have been moved on to lucette (because it is cheaper) with no explanation. It has taken me returning to Yasmin to realise it was lucette that was causing me the severe headaches, so if anyone is noticing the same side effects please request that your doctor changes your prescription back to Yasmin.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Period pains worsened, skin worsened, mood swings increased, sex drive increased

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