19/09/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I went on the pill because of endometriosis and PMDD. I found the time between periods better but when I stopped taking the pills my mood dropped drastically until I became suicidal and depressed. Also, the pill did lighten my periods but not significantly enough to stay on the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I switched immediately to the progesterone only pill so it is difficult to tell which is the cause of my negative symptoms. However, I gained nearly 20% of my body weight in less than 6 months which doesn’t correlate strongly with my eating habits.

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