21/03/2020

Marvelon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was given this pill as I suffer from anxiety and depression and the Rigevidon I was taking made me feel so much worse. My mental health suffered less whilst taking the pill, but within weeks of coming off it I felt better and more myself again. However I experienced constant vaginal dryness and itchiness which made sex very painful and sperm felt like acid which sort of defeated the object (for me) of taking the pill.

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

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

High blood pressure

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Vaginal pain and dryness improved. Mental health and sex drive returned to normal.

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