21/08/2019

Millinette 20/75

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My mood was negatively impacted for the entirety of my use of this pill. I had multiple friendships break down because of my “depression” but was not aware enough about side effects, and my parents and GP thought I was just having teenage mood swings so I didn’t make the connection between my contraceptive and my mood until after I stopped taking the pill and became much happier. This had a negative consequential impact on my mood as I felt frustrated. My sex drive was also pretty much non existent throughout, which defeats the point of taking a contraceptive.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Thrush

Experience after taking

Everything improved, except I was frustrated because the pill had had such a negative impact on me and my life throughout taking it.

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