31/01/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I got on really well with Microgynon 30 – it evened out my moods / PMS a lot, so I felt much better and more steady throughout the month. It also helped clear up my acne, helped my body regulate periods so they were lighter and more predictable (I have PCOS, which means without the pill my periods are very irregular and unpredictable), and I liked the ease of taking it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

The pill helped me to feel less PMS-y and helped manage my PCOS symptoms like acne and irregular periods. So when I came off it, naturally these symptoms came back. I would say the negative effects that I experienced after coming off the pill were down to my pre-existing medical condition, which the pill helped to manage, rather than the effects of the drug itself.

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