12/01/2021

Noriday

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Was the worst two months ever. I went on it as recommended by my doctor. The first five days were fine – then the bleeding started. And it didn’t stop. I usually have 7 day periods which are a little heavy the first three days but light the last four. I also usually only get light cramping on the first two days. This period lasted 10 days and was super painful, and then it ended for three days before starting back up again, slightly lighter but still very sore. For the 2 months I was on birth control, I didn’t bleed for only 12 of the days, five being at the start, the other 12 scattered throughout that timeline. My doctor said “these are normal side affects, they should regulate, etc etc”, but they weren’t. The bleeding was an inconvenience in my sex life, which was the primary reason I took it in the first place, but my boyfriend and I could deal with a little bit of blood under the impression it’d soon go away. The final straw was one night when I got excruciating cramps accompanied by nausea, and I started bleeding heavily the following morning. I took the pill for 3 more days, thinking I was sick due to something else, but then I decided to stop taking it, and that day I started to feel immensely better.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

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