16/06/2020

Lucette

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

A few weeks after starting this pill I began to feel nauseous all day every day. I was convinced I was pregnant every month because of how sick I felt. I was also tired constantly when on this pill, gained weight which has never happened to me with any other pill, got bloated very easily, and my boobs got bigger and extremely tender. I was convinced I was either pregnant or had something wrong with me, once I stopped the pill I felt normal again within 2 weeks. I’d asked to be prescribed yasmin which I used to take and the dr says this is the same, just a new name. Definitely not the same pill, I loved yasmin!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Better skin

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Increased body hair

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I felt so much better pretty quickly after coming of this pill. So much more energy and starting to feel like myself again

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