19/06/2019

Maexeni

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been using the combined pill for 7 years since I was 17. I was on the levest type for the first 4/5 years before they changed it to the maexeni type. In the past few months I’ve noticed my sex drive decrease dramatically and I’ve become very dry and suffered with thrush a few times a year. My skin has been clear and the periods are lighter and shorter however, the affect the hormones have on my sex drive and my mood is negative and impacts on my life. I am considering taking a break from the pill and may decide to try a different type of contraception.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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