23/06/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was recommended this contraceptive pill for my irregular periods. It helped somewhat in the beginning, but overtime my period would overlap with the supposed 21 days of no bleeding. I had very heavy and long periods on this pill, think 8 days of heavy flow! Now I only have 4-5 days and is much lighter. I also experienced weight gain, enlarged breasts, regular headaches and moods swings.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Before this pill, I always had acne-prone skin. But it was manageable and I only had 1-2 spots every now and then. An entire year off this pill and I’m still dealing with the aftermath of post-pill acne. Coming off it caused a huge surge of hormones and has lead me to have really bad acne, which is only getting better now.

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