14/02/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I switched from the patch to the combined pill and I noticed a change in my mood and in myself. When I was on the patch I felt the best I had in a long time and more like myself again. I had the implant before that but it made me feel very sad and over sensitive; I would cry over anything. I was having racing thoughts throughout the day that I kept putting to the back of my mind then at night I began having really bad dreams that I would wake up crying from. I feel my confidence went down significantly. I didn’t want to look at myself.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Took about 2 months for my period to come back. I’m glad I stopped taking it. It was honestly the worst I’ve felt in years. I used to have depression when I was a teenager but now in my 20s I’m doing really well mood wise. This pill seemed to have sent me back to how I felt when I was depressed and that’s something I never want to experience again.

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