13/07/2021

Lucette

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I switched over to this pill when the pharmacy ran out of my normal one (Brevinor) for a few months. After approx 3 months on it I noticed my mood change drastically and I just felt so down all the time. I kept getting bad headaches too and felt like my head was in a cloud, having difficulty concentrating. I decided to come off the pill rather than go back to Brevinor (I had no issues with that one) and the change in the way I feel is amazing. No more random mood swings or headaches and I feel like my emotions are my own again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Issues wearing contact lenses

Better skin

High blood pressure

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Tender breasts

Back pain

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

My mood improved, I no longer felt like I was emotional for no reason and I was more in control of my emotions. It’s been 3 months and my periods are still a little irregular, but I was on the pill for 12yrs so that’s not surprising. Overall feeling so much better in myself and not having any headaches.

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