24/04/2021

Lucette

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

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

Experience

I used to have mild acne when I was a teenager and a few weeks into taking the pill my skin cleared up completely! However, my periods cramps became a lot worse. I recently took at 3 month break from the pill as I had been on it for about 3 years and wanted to give my body a break from the hormones. Towards the end of the 3 years I noticed that the pill wasn’t as effective at keeping my skin clear as it used to be. I have gone back on it recently, it’s been a week, my mood swings are very intense and so far my skin has not cleared up again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Back pain

Dark body hair

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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