20/08/2019

Marvelon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

There were a lot of positives for the contraception for me; less painful periods, regular periods and prevented pregnancy. The negatives include; weight gain, low moods and now i have come off the pill i have yet to have a “normal” period 3 months later.. i feel there should be some warning from doctors (or anyone) that this is a common side effect after taking the pill for many years. I had no idea and am only just learning this the hard way now.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Dizziness

Headaches

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My mood has improved overall, i sometimes have days where i feel emotional but i feel my mood overall is much happier most of the time. My sex drive has also increased. I have been off the pill for 3 months now and am yet to have a period however.

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