Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


Was on this pill for several months, took a few months off it during lockdown and just restarted it a week ago. When I started them for the very first time I didn’t really notice how much it affected/changed me emotionally but now that I’ve been off and on it again I have noticed that I get more emotional about things I wouldn’t have as an extreme reaction to off the pill; crying over things I normally wouldn’t/getting more upset than I should over things that are minor etc. Also I have felt nauseous every night since I restarted about a week ago but from past experience this should go away soon. I like that I’m able to skip periods by taking two pill packs back to back (I’ve been told you can take up to 3 back to back but I ended up getting some spotting last time I tried that just before the third pack finished so I decided to do every 2 packs instead). Periods are also a lot lighter on the pill as opposed to off the pill, and it’s nice knowing when your period will come (pretty much always came during my week off pills) whereas it’s more of a guessing game when I’m off the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
No change
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking


Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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