08/06/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My only complaints about the combined pill were loss of sex drive, sex feeling more numb (taking longer to orgasm), and I got cervical ectropion. I can’t be 100% sure the pill caused it but I know it’s common with the combined pill due to oestrogen, but I haven’t experienced it before the pill. No problems with my mood and I liked being able to control my periods, so if I wasn’t interested in sex I’d happily have continued taking it (which slightly defeats the point).

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Almost immediately sex drive increased, and ability to orgasm increased. More discharge almost immediately, and I had a period where I felt my mood was quite unstable and irrational a few weeks after stopping.

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