28/06/2021

Lucette

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This pill was fine for the first year but after 3 years I noticied a huge change in me. This pill made me depressed, gain weight and be prone to dryness, thrush and have a super low libido. These were the main things I noticed when taking this pill. I came off it after feeling very depressed and wanting to make a change, which coming off this has. I am no longer depressed and have my libido back, however this pill really cleared up my skin, so when stopping taking it I definitely have seen my skin worsen. Overall I wouldn’t recommend this pill, I’m now on the mirena coil and feel much better with no periods ( as it’s a localised hormone ).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Better skin

Latex allergy

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Latex allergy

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

My low mood has gotten much better, but period was back to being really heavy and painful again. Skin worsened but my libido came back. I am glad I have come off this pill, and am now using a mirena coil as needed lighter periods, but wanted a localised hormone which works for me!

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