13/02/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

For me the pill was excellent from the outset and i used it without any issue for over 10 years. I did not experience any side effects and it was completely effective. I took it more or less at the same time every morning, you take 1 daily pill for 21 days then have a 7 day gap – so you just have to remember to take it at the same time every day. Over time, (years) my periods grew a little lighter, and were also extremely regular and predictable on the pill. At GP appointments they would always ask about headaches and blood clots, but this was never an issue for me. I came off the pill to start trying for a baby. I would recommend the pill very highly- you just need to build taking it into your daily routine so you do not forget.

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
2 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Absolutely fine – the only change was my periods became slightly heavier again, and became slightly less regular/predictable (on the pill I could definitely say the day and even morning/afternoon they would start. The only other thing to add was that I did ask the GP over several years if it was ok to be on the pill for so long and they always said yes. I also fell pregnant quickly after coming off the pill, which was positive as I had wondered if it might take a while for my body to adjust.

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