20/08/2019

Marvelon

Combined pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

First used when I was 16, am happily using 14 years later. Have checked with doctors and long term use is fine. They have offered alternatives (coil, implant) but these seem more painful (coil) or unpredictable (implant) and don’t have the advantage of skipping or planning periods. Emotionally I feel stable on these and don’t appear to have mood swings. Rarely have mid-cycle spotting (once a year or so). Was briefly given non-branded pill with same active ingredients but found that led to more spotting so went back to marvelon.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
No change
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

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