17/03/2020

Mercilon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started using Mercilon at aged 22, it was the first time I had ever gone on a pill. Apart from being an emotional wreck which isn’t normal for me, I had terrible thrush for 4 months straight. I treated the thrush with over 6 courses of anti-fungal/ antibiotics tablets and suppositories as well as used candida cream and lastly I tried boric acid capsules. All seemed to help a little but the problem persisted until after my third health care practitioner suggested that it was the pill that could be the problem. I stopped the pill and the next week I was free from thrush! This was one horrible experience that I hope nobody else has to go through.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Latex allergy

Tender breasts

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It felt amazing after I stopped using Mercilon. Finally the thrush subsided, my moods returned to normal and I was all round much better!

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