08/10/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I got on the pill solely because I wanted the confidence of knowing I could have safe sex with my partner and not get pregnant. We’d had condoms split/slip off in the past. But the pill impacted sex so negatively that it was absolutely not worth the peace of mind at all. Every time felt agonising, it would sting and burn, I’d be crying afterwards, I had thrush almost constantly, I couldn’t produce vaginal lubrication. We had both been screened for all STIs (came back clear) so I know this was down to the pill. Never again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

High blood pressure

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Everything went back to “normal” quite quickly, but it took over 6 months for my periods to become regular again, despite the fact I had only used the contraception for 6 months.

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