06/03/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the pill from 16, and came off at 25 when I wanted to try for a baby. Only then did I realise how irregular, painful and heavy my ‘real’ periods were. After years of investigation and infertility I was diagnosed with endometriosis. The pull masked this condition for years (partly thankful, partly not because I wasn’t prepared for my infertility.) especially at 25.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Aura symptoms

Back pain

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

After using the contraception I had exceptionally heavy, irregular and painful periods. I now know that this is ‘my normal’.

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