20/09/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Rigevidon was my first pill, I mentioned to the nurse that I experienced poor mental health during the drop in oestrogen however was prescribed it anyway. The levels of oestrogen on this pill were too low for me and I experienced extreme emotions and poor mental health. Every pill affects everyone differently, I think the hormones in this one just wasn’t right for me. It’s also worth mentioning it did raise my blood pressure slightly.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Dizziness

Better skin

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

High blood pressure

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

My experiences after I stopped using this contraception were very positive. My moods returned to normal, showing me that it was the pill that was affecting my mental health. I also was far less drained during my pill breaks on the new pill.

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