03/02/2019

Ovranette

Combined pill

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

26-30

Time taken

Time used:

8+ years

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'4"/162.5cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb

Currently using

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

Time taken

Mood:

Neutral - no change

Impact on weight

Weight:

I gained weight

Had children

Periods:

Lighter periods

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Head

Dizziness

Body

Enlarged breasts

High blood pressure

Down There

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Time taken

Mood:

Somewhat negatively

Impact on weight

Weight:

I lost weight

Impact on weight

Return to cycle:

6 - 12 months

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Increased sex drive

Head

Headaches

Body

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Down There

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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