25/06/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I stopped taking this as I became woke to the scare stories about taking the pill long term and because it was expensive/awkward to get hold off. I had lighter periods and my mood swings were worse than off the pill. When I first started taking I had to take 2 days off work because the impact was strange on my body and made me extremely fatigued and nauseous. It was bizarre! I get the impression that it’s probably one of the better pills available based on stories from friends but I decided in the end that the lows I was feeling were somewhat attributable to this. I would also feel sick if I missed a day and had to double up as recommended. I now use condoms where I feel it shares the responsibility of contraception better between my partner and I, and until I find a more suitable option with less impact on my wellbeing and body. Since coming off this pill I’ve gone back to the worse stomach cramps when coming on my period (which I had before).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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