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30 years old
1 day ago

I took the Rigevidon pill for 3 years (but had been taking another brand for 7 years before that), Rigevidon overall made my PMS worse and it helped with my acne. I always thought I was a very anxious and emotional person, and after coming off the pill (after 10 years on that contraceptive in total), I realised that I am not that anxious. When I was on the pill, I used to have such intense reactions when stressed; now things are much less overwhelming.

Lowdown user
29 years old
1 day ago

Everything is good except hair loss

Lowdown user
48 years old
1 day ago

Lost half the hair on my head and diagnosed with alopecia areata. Had to wear a wig for 12-18 months. At no point did my doctor suggest stopping the pill. I only stopped the pill when I started experiencing mood swings. After stopping mood swings improved and hair re-grew completely. No similar issues since (10 years).

Lowdown user
21 years old
4 days ago

I think IUDs are great - you simply cannot forget to take anything and they are very effective. Downsides for me are I do have a slight worry all the time around it - if it’s in the right place, am i supposed to cramp, is this normal, am i protected. I have noticed some weight gain and a bloated stomach (like period bloat that doesn’t go away). And insertion was not very nice, I had quite bad cramps for a few months afterwards. On the upside, I am much better emotionally and mentally on this after being on Rig combined pill. And I don’t have any periods - Must have saved a fortune on pads and tampons!

Lowdown user
22 years old
5 days ago

Was fine at the start when taking this pill but eventually I lost my sex drive completely, had vaginal dryness, and a loss of appetite including nausea most of the time. However, my skin was still good, and my periods were lighter/the same while taking it.

Lowdown user
26 years old
5 days ago

I’m on Yacella. Really happy, this is my 3rd month. No side effects at all. Struggled with anxiety on Femodene in the past

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