18/07/2019

Yasmin

Combined pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
115kg - 120kg / 18st 1lb - 18st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I went on the pill initially as a young adult to help control heavy and irregular periods. It took several months to find the right pill, and whilst it did help with lightening and making regular my periods, when I had them I still bled relatively heavily and, at times, the cramping was so bad I was unable to work or even get out of bed. I eventually had to stop taking it as my blood pressure had climbed to dangerous levels.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

High blood pressure

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

Back pain

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

After stopping the contraception my blood pressure improved somewhat. My periods became more irregular, heavier and I still had terrible cramps.

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