04/07/2019

Microgynon ED Tablets

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Overall, I’ve had quite a good experience on the combined pill. The only downsides would be tender breasts and that my skin breaks out (mainly on my chin) right before a period. Also can be annoying when going to a new doctor surgery and only being given a 3 month supply (in comparison to the usual year). I don’t always take the 7 day break, but apparently we don’t need to anyway so that’s fine. Wouldn’t risk changing to another contraceptive method in case I ended up worse off.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Cystitus

Womb cramps

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