11/04/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

When I was on the combined pill I got on very well – no mood impacts (some friends had this). Did notice sex drive was more plateaued rather than up and down. Was reliable contraception for me for 10yrs.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
No change
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

When I came off to try to conceive it took me 6 months to have a period. My GP shrugged and said it could take up to a year afterwards. I wish someone had told me this before as I would have stopped taking it much earlier. I still have highly irregular cycles over a year later. I dont think I realised the pill in creating an artificial cycle.with no ovulation masks any underlying issues that may be there.

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