22/04/2020

Rigevidon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was changed to this pill from Microgynon after GP said it was too expensive. Overall this was a reliable pill, periods were lighter and easily controlled. However I did get bad headaches for 2 days before each period and my mood was awful during this time – this seemed to get worse in the last 2 years or so. I had vaginal dryness on an evening and it was quite uncomfortable. The pill improved my skin and was nice to take due to being sugar coated – I swapped to yasmin briefly and they weren’t coated and I didn’t like taking for that reason.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Better skin

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I stopped taking my pill approx 1 and a half month ago, I had a withdrawal bleed which lasted around 1 week but since then haven’t had a period – not sure when they’ll return. Mood has improved but skin feels more oily

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