03/08/2021

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This pill caused vaginal dryness which led to chronic water infections. I was suffering with these almost all the time for a year before I was started on prophylactic antibiotics. This settled down within weeks of stopping taking contraceptive pills. It also caused severe acid reflux. This also settled down within a few weeks of stopping the pill. I have been on other combined pills which haven’t caused the acid reflux but have experienced vaginal dryness on a variety of combined pills.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Thrush

Cystitus

Experience after taking

Increase in sex drive ( didn’t realise how much it had been affected until I’d stopped it) Acid reflux improved Less vaginal dryness and significant reduction it water infections. Could also stop prophylactic antibiotics

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