01/09/2020

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I found the combined pill to be a really easy method of contraception. My periods were really light and managable, I knew exactly when I was going to get them. I never gained any weight from it and had good skin. I came off the pill because I had been on it for well over a decade and wanted to know what my body was like on a non hormonal form of contraception.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

After I stopped taking the pill I realised I had a medical condition which meant that my body was not producing periods. This condition was not caused by the pill at all, but because I was still getting bleeds on the pill I didnt realise there was a problem. The bleeds I was getting from the pill were withdrawel bleeds rather than a real period so I didnt actually know I had this condition until coming off the pill.

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