02/05/2019

Lucette

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I first started taking Microgynon 30 and after about a year decided not to put up with the side effects and my gp swapped me to Lucette. It seemed much better and I used it for about 6 years. I still found my mood could be quite low and irritable but it was only for 1/2 days per cycle rather than a week like before taking Lucette. I stopped taking it when my husband and I decided we wanted to get pregnant. We were really lucky and got pregnant straight away- I thought it would take a while to get out of my system but it didn’t. I returned to my gp for my 6 week post natal check where he prescribed Lucette again. I started taking it on the first day of my first period as advised but this time I suffered the most horrendous migraines each day a couple of hours after taking it. It was definitely this because the migraines stopped as soon as I stopped taking the Lucette pill after 6 days.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Thrush

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