Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I was placed on this pill 3 months ago and it has driven me around the bend! I’ve honestly never had a medication which has effected my moods this negatively before. Even my partner acknowledges how much this pill changed my behaviours. Now I’m off this pill, I feel myself again. I’m 25 and I’ve been taking some form of the combined pill since I was 14. Since around two years ago, two separate doctors surgeries have refused to prescribe me with my original pill – Microgynon, which gave me no side effects – due to costs. Despite my numerous requests to be placed back on this pill I have also taken other pills in the hope of finding a suitable alternative. I tried to give Maexeni the benefit of the doubt but after 3 months, and my partners increasing concern for me, I agreed to stopped taking these. During that time I became easily agitated and emotional. My mood swings were quite *ridiculous* and felt almost comical. It was like an outer-body experience where I knew how strange I sounded and acted but couldn’t stop the feelings from bursting out. Also, during the 7 day break, my hormones would go haywire resulting in cravings for food and emotional eating which I never used to do on any other pill. The only change in my routine and life was this pill. So, if you’re experiencing something similar you’re not crazy – it might be this pill.

Impact whilst taking

Very negatively
I don’t know / can’t tell
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking


Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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