24/05/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This contraception increased, ongoing depression and anxiety. I already suffer with bad pms (pmdd) and it felt like that, but all the time. I also have IBS, so anxiety gives me a decreased appetite, meaning that while on the pill I could hardly eat. I threw up the first time I took the pill, but that could be because I had it on an empty stomach. I continued use, and felt nausea for about 3 weeks before it gradually subsided. My pill breaks gave me the worst cramps I’ve ever experienced, and awful headaches.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Very soon after stopping the pill, my husband and I noticed a huge difference in my mood. I was so much better. It took a little while for the low moods to wear off entirely. I never used to get headaches during my periods, but since coming ogf the pill I’ve had slight headaches towards the end of my periods. This was worse in the two months after coming off the pill and has now reduced (It’s been 5 months).

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