19/06/2019

Marvelon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My periods were very bad – moderately heavy but very painful as well as making me dizzy and nauseous. My moods weren’t noticeable to me while I was on marvelon but coming off it I realised I hadn’t been feeling happy and my emotions had been kind of muted.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Better skin

Increased sweating

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Overwhelmingly positive. My skin got worse but I think that was due to an underlying condition. I feel like I can feel emotions again and I look back on being on the pill as if I was in a sort of haze.

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