21/06/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have PCOS and was put on Micrognon to help with painful and heavy periods, but after taking for 6 months I got fed up of the headaches and was put on Rivegedon instead. HELL. This drug was a month of hell. The worse headaches, awful acne (cystic type), the cramps and non-stop spotting was enough to send me insane. I think I was the devil whilst taking this, everything and everyone annoyed me, I spent the whole month raging. Everyone noticed the change in my personality during this time. My GP said this was ‘exactly the same as micrognon 30’. I can confirm it definitely is not the same at all. I ended up going back to Micrognon but every check up I had, the GP tried to bully me out of it as this one was ‘cheaper’. I’m all for saving money, especially in the NHS, but wow this ruined me for a month and created more problems than resolved. I went back to micrognon for 6 years, which I’ve now stopped taking too. It prevented pregnancy purely because I was actually a lunatic, my boyfriend wouldn’t go near me, not sure that it what this drug is intended to do!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Migraines

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Better skin

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

All issues settled down once going on a different contraceptive. I felt a lot better once stopping this drug.

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