02/05/2020

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Was on microgynon for 10 years (from age 14 to 24), initially to control my periods and later for contraception. Never had any side effects at all, withdrawal bleeds light and regular. Only reason I switched to the ius was that due to working patterns; it was getting difficult to attend pill checks and remember to take my pill. Overall I had fewer (no) side effects with the pill but prefer my ius as I don’t have to think about it. I did gain weight over the 10 years but not due to the pill just because I was obviously so young when I started it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Difficult to say as I switched straight to the ius but there didn’t seem to be any problems with transitioning to the ius

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