02/06/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had irregular periods before I started this pill, and it helped stabilise them. I gained weight, I started noticing that my emotional state was always completely negative, I would burst into tears for no reason, I had suicidal thoughts and I just really wanted everything to stop. I pulled myself off of the pill and it took 9 months before my body decided to have a period again, so I was wracked with paranoia that I could have been pregnant despite not even touching a boy for months. I’ve been so scared to put myself on another pill in case the same happened

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I had irregular periods before I started this pill, and it helped stabilise them. I gained weight, I started noticing that my emotional state was always completely negative, I would burst into tears for no reason, I had suicidal thoughts and I just really wanted everything to stop. I pulled myself off of the pill and it took 9 months before my body decided to have a period again, so I was wracked with paranoia that I could have been pregnant despite not even touching a boy for months. I’ve been so scared to put myself on another pill in case the same happened

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