23/01/2020

Ovranette

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Started this contraception around 15-16 years old, I am now 20. I didn’t gain weight straight away, but over a number of years I have found it either increases my appetite or makes it harder to lose weight. When I did take a break from the pill for about 4 months at age 17 my sex drive was back and my weight did drop down. I didn’t notice any changes with skin getting worse. I am on this pill for tricycling purposes due to endometriosis pain. If the pill has been given to you for this reason, I don’t personally feel like the pain level has got easier- however having a period every 9 weeks opposed to 4 is obviously a bonus. I do suffer with severe anxiety but whether this was due to the pill or whether it would happen anyway I can’t be sure of.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Latex allergy

Tender breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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