26/06/2019

Microgynon 30/75

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My mood swings were significantly more violent and more erratic than they are normally, enough to make me stop taking the pill. Especially on the week preceding a period, it also made me put on weight that just dropped off once I stopped using it, it was about two stone.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Better skin

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

My sex drive went up, I lost the weight I’d gained, and I started being able to control my mood swings.

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