21/08/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was prescribed Rigevidon instead of my usual combined pill when I went for my pill check once, and was told it was “exactly the same hormones but cheaper to prescribe”. I had a terrible experience on it. I have suffered from generalised anxiety disorder since I was 16 (now 21) but whilst on Rigevidon I experienced a depressive episode which begun within 2 weeks of starting it and went away when I went back on my usual pill 3 months later. I felt extremely low, couldn’t focus on my uni work and experienced episodes of dissociation.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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