19/09/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used to get very bad period pains in both my stomach and my back simultaneously. They were so bad that I would vomit every time I got my period. My periods also used to be very irregular – I would either get them twice a month or not at all for a month and a half. However, when I went on the pill I got very little to no pain and my periods were reduced to three days. On the other hand my mental health suffered greatly. I was diagnosed with moderate depression and clinical anxiety. The pill, I feel, definitely exacerbated my mental health problems and when I brought it up with my doctor I was belittled and told that because I wasn’t currently receiving any treatment for that I was lying.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Increased sweating

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I have only been off of the pill for 3 months so my period is still not as regular as it should be – it has been late every time. Because of this, leading up to my period my breasts have been EXTREMELY tender. The pain is still nowhere near as bad as it used to be but as it has only been three months it could still go back to that. The last time I had my period it was over 2 weeks late and when I did get my period my mental health took a very bad turn. I was extremely depressed and having suicide ideation. This has since improved however I do feel that it was as a direct result of my period (alongside something completely different).

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