25/06/2019

Rigevidon

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

For the 5 years of taking the pill, I was not impacted in any way negatively by it. At least that I could tell. No mood swings, no bad skin or weight gain. However, behind the scenes the pill was causing my body to create blood clots in my lungs. I was actually lucky, as had the blood clots been in my heart or brain, then I may not have survived. After five years, the blood clots cut off my ability to breathe and I was taken to hospital. I am now fine, but have been advised never to take the combine pill again, as it was the estrogen in the pill that caused the blood clots to happen.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

Like when I was using the pill, coming off of it didnt really have an impact. Apart from the fact that I no longer have regular periods due to have Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome.

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