Microgynon 30

Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it


I had been using Micrognon 30 for almost 7 years, since I was diagnosed with PCOS. This pill was offered by a gynaecologist to help with my heavy and painful periods. Overall, it did actually stop my troublesome periods by making them very light and virtually pain free, however it gave me far more issues. I had put on 6kg in weight, my skin became dry and burnt easily, I was moody, nothing interested me, I was dizzy all the time, frequent headaches, I had constant low mood, no sex drive at all, bloated all the time, my boobs and armpits ached a lot and I developed anxiety. In a bid to try and get over my anxieties, I decided to stop taking this pill to see if it had any effect on me. By day 7 of being pill free, my moods shifted, my sex drive shot up my skin seems to be improving and overall I’ve felt so much better. I’m yet to have a natural period which I’m expecting any day soon, I imagine they will go back to being painful and heavy, but to be fair at this point, I’d rather have to suffer for a couple of days rather than all the time. I don’t intend to re use this pill any time soon, purely based on the last 3 weeks of improvement in my overall health. I will say though, my GP tried to move me over to the cheaper alternative, Rivegedon, and what hell that was. A month of taking that drug was by far the most horrendous time I had. They bagged this one off as being ‘exactly the same but cheaper’, which it most certainly isn’t. I’m going pill free for the duration, going back to taking Mefenamic Acid for the pain and flow of my periods.

Impact whilst taking

Very negatively
I gained weight
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking




Aura symptoms

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

High blood pressure

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Very positively
I don’t know / can’t tell
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It’s a bit early to tell just yet, I’m still waiting for my natural period at 3 weeks. Overall feeling really well in my self, like a weight has been lifted.

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