19/06/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
Under 18
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Originally I was warned about blood clots as a result of Ridevegon however was told it was extremely rare and that it wasn’t a huge risk. Once i started taking this pill my periods became irregular and extremely painful. I would bleed huge amounts for 2 days and then be on and off very lightly for a number of days afterwards. Not long after starting the pill in the shower I passed a large clot which at first I thought that I had experienced a miscarriage due to the size and colour of the clot. A few months after this I kept getting irregular and painful periods with smaller blood clots every so often, since this i have stopped taking the pill and my periods are still effected. I never once experienced bad periods up until starting ridevegon also the pill had a huge impact on my mental health and caused major depressive episodes which since stopping the medication has also stopped. I hope anyone taking this medication is cautious as to the effects it has on the body.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I still get blood clots and irregular painful periods which began when i started the pill, after stopping the pill i still experience these issues.

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