20/09/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

It was my first contraceptive recommenced to me from my GP. The first year of it was fine, but through the years after that I became so anxious, had problems with my breathing which led to panic attacks etc. Was crying a lot and none of this was usual for me. Entering my 3/4th year I had enough – I was bleeding all the time when I was on it and couldn’t motivate myself to get out of bed. The lactose in the pill gave me the worst stomach cramps and I got UTIs all the time, even though I did everything youre supposed to do to avoid them. Been off it for a year and feel like a COMPLETELY different person, or back to how I was before.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It took maybe 6 months to feel myself again, but was the best thing I ever did. I don’t cry or get anxious anymore, I feel so much more in control.

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