03/06/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been on this pill a long time without having any crazy side effects, however recently I’ve had to stop taking it as it had started to causes varicose veins. I’m switching to a lower dose pill because apparently too much estrogen can cause this. I’m not sure why it’s just become a problem, I started taking this pill quite young so maybe my hormones have changed as I’ve gotten older. Otherwise I would have stayed on this pill forever. Only bad side effect was very decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness which caused painful sex.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

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