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Lowdown user
26 years old
2 days ago

I took the 3x pack back to back to help with suspected endometriosis. After about 5 months I felt it was really impacting my mood. I felt really flat all the time and really down. As soon as I came off the pill I felt so much better and lost quite a bit of bloating weight. I would not recommend this contraceptive. Following this I got the hormonal coil fitted which has been so much better

Lowdown user
26 years old
2 days ago

I would definitely recommend the coil. The insertion is a bit uncomfortable but no where near as bad as what I red before and so worth it! My periods have almost stopped and I get 2 or 3 very short very sharp cramps a few days before my period but these seem to be getting better. This is sooo much better than the pill which was making me sad and feeling flat. With the coil I still get my normal pms symptoms

Lowdown user
26 years old
3 days ago

I loved the coil for the first two years. It initially made my period a bit heavier and I had slightly worse cramps but all in all felt great. The last 8 months though have been completely different. Suddenly I'm having more painful cramping than I've ever experienced before nearly every day of the month. It's often debilitating and sometimes I have to take time off work because of it as paracetamol can't take the edge off the pain. Ovulation pains in particular are crippling for me at the moment and I get shooting pains down my legs and up my back and a sharp stabbing feeling in my abdomen. I had the placement checked and my ovaries scanned and was told everything looked fine and dandy but I can't deal with the pain any longer so I've booked to get it taken out.

Lowdown user
26 years old
3 days ago

This app is really lovely in theory, but I followed it to a T and got pregnant during my third month using it. I stayed clear of sex on the red days and so it must have predicted my ovulation wrong.

Lowdown user
26 years old
3 days ago

I’ve been taking this pill on and off for 10 years - I was put on it at 15 to regulate my mood, which really worked. I always have light, easy periods and haven’t had many side effects (other than finding it difficult to lose weight, but that’s probably half down to my own efforts). I did suffer from thrush EVERY month for about a year - came off the pill for 3 months, and when I went back on, I never got thrush again! Overall a great experience.

Lowdown user
25 years old
3 days ago

Only took this one for 3 months I think before my pharmacy swapped me to Cerazette. Was generally ok aside from the headaches and mood swings. Stopped my period, and didn't notice any weight change or acne or tenderness.

Lowdown user
25 years old
3 days ago

Overall happy, minimal side effects other than complete loss of libido. Havent had a period for 4 years, took about a month or 2 for that to kick in. No acne no swelling no weight change no mood swings :) wanting to swap off bc of the libido issue and not remembering to take it on time every day but will swap back if alternatives don't work out

Lowdown user
26 years old
4 days ago

In many ways this is the perfect contraception for me and I've had it since 2018, now in 2022. Discreet, no need to have painful cervix insertion, works a charm, stopped my periods (irregular before so they were difficult to deal with/predict), and not too many hormones (I felt the pill made me more emotional). However the one major side effect is decreased libido and changed sensation during sex due to vaginal dryness. This is a downside for me and I am considering changing once the 3 years is up.

Lowdown user
21 years old
4 days ago

Wasn’t a great pill made me go up 3 cup sizes, became really moody and had such bad mood swings, only thing that was ok was knowing when your period would come

Lowdown user
37 years old
1 week ago

Having experienced terrible physical and mental health side effects from both types of contraceptive pill (Combined and POP), and permanent pain and repeated UTIs with the copper coil, I hoped that Caya diaphragm would be a suitable non-hormonal method to try. Unfortunately, I found insertion very tricky - it seems I have a case of "deep vagina, small fingers", as I could never tell whether I'd pushed the diaphragm up far enough to cover my cervix, and sex was always a bit uncomfortable. I'm naturally prone to cystitis and thrush, and getting both while using the diaphragm also put me off using it long term. However, on the plus side - I didn't get pregnant (though I was still breastfeeding a lot, and my periods hadn't yet returned postpartum), and I did manage to avoid the hormonal depression, skin changes and weight gain/loss that I've experienced in the past with pills.