06/05/2020

Rigevidon

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

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

Experience

I experienced a change in mood and sex drive at the outset of starting Rigevidon in the first 6-12 months. I stopped feeling extremes of emotion, so no more ultra lows, but also no great highs either – I felt ‘neutralised’ in a sense. My sex drive also experienced an initial dip. After years of committed usage, compared to other women’s contraceptive experiences, I would say overall I am satisfied. My periods have gotten smaller and smaller, with next to no cramping lately. Mood and sex drive-wise, I feel like I have rebalanced and feel like ‘myself’ again. I have otherwise not experienced any of the usual unpleasant side-effects most frequently reported. My only recent concern has been a sudden onset of vaginal dryness in the last year – which I am aware can be age-related.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Issues wearing contact lenses

Better skin

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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