20/08/2019

Marvelon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

It really helped regulate my periods and totally cleared up my back acne which I had suffered from for year beforehand. I have slight PCOS and I am sure the reduction of the acne is a positive sign. On the other hand, it caused breast tenderness and breast swelling, and a small amount of weight gain – a few pounds maybe. No significant mood changes though, and I was prescribed this pill by a top endocrinologist to help my mild PCOS, so it may help if you also have that with back acne issues.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Thrush

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Increased body hair

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My skin did get more spotty again but nothing like how it was on my back before I had started the pill.

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