03/05/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was placed on Microgynon 30 at age 17 and have used it for almost 10 years. Over that time I’ve experienced extremely low moods that I hadn’t previously attributed to the pill, but looking back I feel that it definitely had a serious negative impact on my moods. I have gained weight and my skin is awful with under the skin bumps that have not gone away despite trying 10 years worth of different skincare options. I briefly tried Loestrin 30 to combat my skin which helped, but had negative affect on mood swings and irritability so went back to Microgynon.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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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