20/07/2020

Mercilon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been on Mercilon since age 16 and was always reliable. But as I’ve gotten older the side effects have gotten more intense. Now at 40 my doctor is taking me off it as I have outrageous mood swings with tears and anxiety, night sweats, interrupted sleep and my sex drive completely disappeared. I’m hoping we find a good alternative as I feel like I’m losing my mind and have been for 2 years, its as if I don’t recognise myself sometimes. I would say the perimenopause is in full effect and not agreeing with Mercilon at all for me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Increased sweating

Issues wearing contact lenses

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

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