14/09/2020

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

As I used the pill over 10 years, I didn’t notice the gradual weight gain and loss of sex drive that having come off it, I am now confident was associated with the pill. When I came off the pill I had a period of about 3-6 months of regular spots, as my skin adjusted to the change. I wish I had thought more carefully about the fact that I was putting hormones into my body that were interrupting my natural cycle (which gives you sex drive!). If I could go back, I wouldn’t make the same choice again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

My sex drive returned and I found it much easier to manage my weight (I could see the effects of exercise and diet more easily). I had a period of 3-6 months of bad spots, which did eventually calm down.

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