14/07/2020

Marvelon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Prior to this I used Rigevidon, which gave me horrible mood swings but otherwise worked fine for me, I then switched over to Marvelon which seemed to be great for the first couple months, then I forgot about it (I was taking it everyday but didn’t think about it.) I have struggled with poor mental health in the past and I think the mood swings that were caused by this and potentially PMDD caused me to experience severe depression, and so I have now come off this and am looking for a new contraceptive that wouldn’t impact me in that way.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Increased body hair

Better skin

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

It may be down to me starting anti-depressants around this time, however I’m pretty certain I can attribute my weight loss to coming off marvelon as I gained a lot but my eating didn’t change on it, however I suppose you can’t really tell.

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