14/07/2021

Marvelon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Switched to Marvelon following 3 months of cimizt which gave me terrible acne. Marvel on cleared it up a bit but still got quite a few spots of hormonal acne. I took the pill back to back with no breaks as recommended by my GP, and what I initially thought was breakthrough bleeding/spotting turned into a 16-day period that left me close to anaemia.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

Dizziness

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I’ve only just stopped taking Marvelon so haven’t noticed any major changes yet

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