02/08/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Whilst on the pill for 2 years I had a number of issues “down there” that escalated to the point that me and my boyfriend at the time couldn’t have penetrative sex at all. The doctors when asked said it couldn’t be the pill, even after visit after visit with the same issues. Nothing helped and nothing changed. I was even told to see a sexual psychiatrist!!! I finally came off the pill for unrelated reasons and everything cleared up within a month or two. I have not had any of these issues since (extreme vaginal dryness and repeated thrush). I can’t believe no-one put two and two together when I was on it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Apart from my periods which have been hell when I’m not on the pill (really irregular and heavy) everything has been positive since coming off it.

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