19/09/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was given this pill after a couple of years break, having previously taken Microgynon. Hadn’t been warned about potential effects on mood, but quickly developed anxiety then depression with suicidal thoughts. As I didn’t really have anything under control, I accidentally ran out of pills, but there was a distinct uplift in how I felt after a few weeks so decided to stay off it. It took several years to recover from some of the destructive habits I developed during this time, and regain the confidence to go back on hormonal contraception.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
3+ years
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Took several years for my mood to return to the levels that it was from before taking this pill, but the negative experience has had a lasting impact on my personality.

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