16/03/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used this as off contraception I have long, heavy, painful periods. It did do the job – my periods were regular as controlled by the pill, and less heavy and less painful, I’d say about normal. Most of the month it did not cause me any issues, however after the week break every month for the first few days I’d feel very nauseous, have insomnia, hot flashes, dizziness, headaches – it became unbearable and main reason that drove me to quit using it. Another issue started after over a year of usage – once a month for a few days I’d get milky-yellow discharge from my breasts, which would leak through clothes which is also another reason putting me off this.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Not sure as almost immediately began implant

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