30/04/2021

Millinette 30/75

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Backstory: I was diagnosed with Endometriosis a year and a half ago, and recently my symptoms have been coming back with a vengeance. I had an ultrasound that showed my ovaries are now immobile, so I panicked and made an appointment with Fran from the Lowdown. She was really helpful! As I had had bad experiences with progestin-dominant pills when I was younger, she recommended I take Yasmin as it is one of the most estrogen-dominant options. I really wish I did – I was stubborn and chose Millinette 30/75 so I could say I’d tried everything before having to move onto Yasmin if it didn’t work (aware this isn’t very logical now). I stopped taking this just before the 3rd pack. Felt so flat, very distant from my boyfriend which I hated – like someone was sitting on my personality! Granted, I felt SO much worse on the mini pill, but with Uni finals, Endometriosis panic and a pandemic going on, I think I tried the pill at the wrong time and decided to come off after my boyfriend told me I was having the same anxiety-fueled conversation about the pill everyday. Obviously this pill may be amazing for some, and I can’t say it was terrible because I’ve had worse and didn’t gain weight, but if I decide to go on Yasmin it will be when life is more normal and calm so I can properly evaluate it. Something to bear in mind!! Generally on Millinette I felt very anxious in the morning (I was taking it in the morning). I briefly tried taking it at night and felt less anxious in the morning but still had random crying spells. I think a lot of this was the pill itself mixed with how anxious I was about everything above.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Nausea or vomiting

Dark body hair

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Feeling a lot less flat now, been off just over a week now. Do still get anxious in the morning but not as bad. A lot more sharp with jokes and crying a lot less!!! My ‘period’ was 3 days and no pain, compared to my usual 7 days with 2 days of torture. Endo aches and pains are already back. Have felt very sick and nearly threw up today, but I think thats a separate supplement’s fault.

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