20/02/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'11"/180cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on this pill from the age of 14 after my periods were sometimes lasting weeks on end. They worked, they made my periods normal but it messed up my emotions and hormones to a very large extent and was nightmarish. After around a year and a half I started to get really bad migraines (with aura). My breasts grew in an awful way, I now have one sized a G and the other sized DD which I need surgery to correct as it is causing me back pain and negative mental health. This was around the same time I found out a girl on this pill had died from a blood clot caused by a migraine. Around March 2017 I made the decision to take myself off Rigevidon and… I haven’t had a natural period since. It worries me, massively. Since then I’ve went to the doctors and they’ve tested me for everything. PCOS was negative, I had an ultrasound, no signs of anything else negative so they were a bit confused. 4 years later I’m on a different pill that gives me an induced period every 3 months and it works well but I’m nervous of my possibility to conceive if I wanted children. DO NOT TAKE THIS PILL. It has ruined my life.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Better skin

Back pain

Dark body hair

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

My periods ultimately stopped and I haven’t had a normal one since.

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