20/08/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was prescribed this pill at 17. I thought it was working – as in, I didn’t get pregnant. But I went very quickly from having largely clear skin, one or two spots like any teen, to having full blown inflammatory acne “like bee stings”, and it have taken years to get my skin back under control (into my thirties). Looking back the rapid deterioration is clear, and improved substantially though not completely when I came off it. It totally annihilated my confidence over my gap year and affected my start at university; I went from someone assured and at ease to someone painfully self conscious and anxious.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

Had a similar experience?

Leave a short review and help other women find the right method for them

Want advice?

Speak to one of our doctors about your concerns