24/03/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on Microgynon from age 17. Whilst ON it, I was absolutely fine. The side effects after were pretty bad though.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
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
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

When I stopped taking Microgynon after around 8 years, I suffered with quite a bad acne flare up. I never had skin problems before or during my time on the pill. It took about 3 months for the acne to flare up, but when it did I suffered with large painful spots/cysts across my back and shoulders. Thankfully, after using topical creams it calmed down in around 6-8 months. It has put me off of hormonal contraceptives though.

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