21/08/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Bled every day for the first 10 weeks. After that my periods were regular and shorter than they had been pre-pill but strangely much heavier (I had never had clots before). I probably would have persevered through the vaginal dryness and loss of sex drive but I had constant terrible skin, which I had no idea what to do about, having been lucky enough to skip teenage acne. It felt like my skin was trying to get off my body and would get particularly bad by week 3 of taking the pill, then recover slightly during the off-week.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

Skin cleared up within a few months. Periods are still a bit shorter and heavier than they were before.

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