06/04/2021

Norimin 1

Combined pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started taking Norimin-1 to manage endometriosis and adenomyosis symptoms and it changed by dang life. Almost all of my symptoms vanished; still got the occasional cramp, and breakthrough bleeding tipped me off to my body wanting a withdrawal bleed once a quarter or so (I skipped sugar pills consistently unless I had lots of breakthrough bleeding). Unfortunately, I started getting migraines with aura around the same time as taking this pill (not sure at all if the link is causal or correlative); nobody told me about the increased risk of stroke until quite recently, after having been on Norimin-1 for about 4 years, when I moved to the UK and got a new GP. To be honest, given the massive increase in my quality of life, I would happily take the increased stroke risk – I don’t have any other risk factors whatsoever – but my GP refused to prescribe it, and I ran out two days ago. Heartbroken and terrified of the debilitating symptoms to come is an understatement.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

It’s only been a few days; I just started a withdrawal bleed and have noticed a few new pimples, but nothing too bad so far.

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