Microgynon ED Tablets

Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I have been on this pill since I was around 14 years old (I’m now 21). I never realised how badly it affected me. Looking back on being a teenager, I felt very depressed and unhappy which I think microgynon played a part of. Over the past few years, I have realised that I don’t have much of a sex drive. Over the past month or two, my sex drive has almost disappeared. I am in a stable and long-term relationship, however I have never once been able to orgasm – I obviously really want to but I just can’t! I either get really close, and then it just doesn’t happen, or I become way too sensitive that any vaginal stimulation just feels really uncomfortable and not enjoyable anymore. I would recommend microgynon in terms of sorting the regularly/flow of your period, however I would not recommend it if you are predisposed to poor mental health issues and you don’t want it to have a massively negative effect on your sex drive.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I don’t know / can’t tell
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking


Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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