31/03/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been on this pill for 5 years and when I finish this pack I will be stopping and moving to the mini pill. I have gained weight that I just can’t shift no matter what I do. The last 2 years or so I have seen my mood plummet, no reason in my life so can only put this down to the pill. Was also told to have a 7 days break between pack but spoke to the hospital about my change of contraception and you’re NOT meant to have a break from this pill as there is an increased risk of falling pregnant – be careful ladies!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

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