28/02/2021

Millinette 20/75

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was prescribed this pill and told to take it continuously to help with severe PMS and hormone withdrawl symptoms before the break bleed. I have been in a long term relationship for 7 years. I’ve tried many other oral contraceptives before this one (rigevidon, yasmin, cilest, dianette). When I was younger I suffered from hormonal acne and dianette helped to clear it but I couldn’t stay on it for long because of increased risks and side effects. This is the first pill I’ve tried that’s regulated my mood somewhat, hasn’t effected my skin, and taking it continuously means I don’t suffer from hormone withdrawal symptoms. The only downside is I struggle to keep weight off and have had increased breast pain on this pill, which seems to have regulated now but sometimes can be a bit annoying. I also get frequent UTIs, however this has calmed down after a longer course of antibiotics from the doc. Overall I’m happy with this pill, and it’s the one I’ve stuck with the longest. However I’m a bit concerned what will happen when I decide to come off of it eventually and if my hormone withdrawal might be worse.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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