03/02/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on the pill for 6 years. It did its job and was effective contraception, and also allowed me to control when I had periods as I was able to take 2 packs back to back when going on holiday which was nice. I did experience low moods and anxiety whilst on the pill and since stopping feel a lot better. I also noticed a lot of vaginal dryness whilst on the pill which decreased my sex drive. Since stopping the pill this has returned back to normal but I have now lost weight and gone down in bra size.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Increased body hair

Dark body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I stopped the pill almost a year ago and haven’t yet had a period since the first withdrawal bleed. I have had blood tests and they have come back normal and doctor advised it’s quite common for it to take up to 2 years for normal cycles to return. Wish I was told this before I started taking the pill.

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