19/09/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on board with this pill for about a year until I developed a blood clot from it, resulting in being unable to put any weight on my leg and having to complete a 3 month long course of blood thinners. Whilst I’m aware this is an extreme side effect that doesn’t happen to everyone, it does happen to some people and the risks are higher than you are first made aware of.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

When I came off it I immediately began a progesterone only pill due to not being able to take oestrogen anymore. I noticed changes in mood but other than that I couldn’t tell much.

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