04/02/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This was the first pill I was given and I had been on it for 16 years until I stopped 2 months ago. I stopped taking it because since turning 30 my periods have become noticeably lighter than normal. I did not have any dramatic affects concerning period pains, breast size, sex drive and skin, etc whist taking the pill.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I did not get the ‘withdrawal bleed’ that I was expecting 2 weeks after coming off the pill – something I read a lot on online forums/ health sites, however I came on as normal but just a couple of days late after my normal due date. It may be too early to tell, but 2 months after coming off, my period doesn’t seem to have changed much. The only real change I have noticed, are my moods are a lot happier, and less up and down compared to when I took the pill.

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