25/08/2021

Microgynon 30

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used this pill for 12 years, a break each time I prepared to get pregnant (3 pregnancies with no issues) and during the early years it was fine. I noticed depression, anxiety and loss of sexual interest in the last 5 years. Breast tenderness was awful, tiredness extreme and acne was so painful. I lost the person who I used to be.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders! My mood is so much more positive.

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