20/04/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I would strongly advise against anyone taking this pill. My mood was negatively impacted throughout the whole period of time I was taking this and it made me depressed. I also put on weight and it made my skin noticeably worse. Once I came off this pill it took me about 6 months for my periods to return and my mood to adjust. I have had a hormonal coil fitted since then and feel much more myself.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

It took my body about 6 months to adjust back to normal after I stopped taking this pill. I went 6 months with no period and it took a considerate amount of time for my mood swings to settle down too.

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