20/08/2019

Microgynon ED Tablets

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have had no problems with the combined pill. I started when I was 21, and I skip the sugar pills (ie I take the active pills everyday and skip the withdrawal bleed each month). I have recently been told I need to stop taking the combined pill as I have high blood pressure (not caused by the pill). However, I also have steroid induced osteoporosis. It is very difficult to find any evidence to suggest that the oestrogen in the combined pill can help with bone density. Some GPs have said that the risk of this pill with my high blood pressure (blood clots) is greater than the benefits (perhaps increased bone density). For this reason I am moving to the mini-pill. It seems to have all the benefits of the combined pill, but without the risks.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

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