03/02/2019

Ovranette

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started this method at age 16 to improve heavy periods & kept with it as it worked at the time & I did not feel that other options were right for me. I ended up taking it for 12+ years! The only side effects I really noticed was a drop in libido & a gradual weight gain over the years.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

High blood pressure

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

When I stopped it with plans to think about starting a family, my periods were all over the place & incredibly long. They are still gradually becoming more predictable 7 months later & counting. My moods initially seemed a little more unstable than usual also but it’s hard to say if that was solely withdrawal to blame or stress at work contributing. My boobs reduced back to original size & my libido is now returning. It does feel like I still have some way to go before my body is my own again though! I do feel that I could have been warned that periods may take some time to return to normal rather than the sense of fear that pregnancy may happen immediately when stopping or if a pill was missed. Perhaps it was the length of time I used this method for, but I was assured this was safe to do so by my GP. Overall, it worked well for me at the time, it’s just frustrating now I want to start a family, as I would have considered stopping sooner if I knew what I know now :)

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