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Lowdown user
28 years old
today

After taking the pill for years, I needed my brain back. I came completely off the hormones and it was the best decision I could ever have made - my sex drive improved, the depressive slump I fell in almost completely vanished and I started feeling a lot more like myself. After losing my period completely through taking the pill, it came back within 6 weeks and has been completely regular since, but slightly heavier than pre-pill. 3 years down and I couldn't be happier with the copper coil, even if it does mean I have a couple of days with a heavier period.

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Lowdown user
29 years old
today

I really liked this pill. I visited my GP in 2014 as Microgynon was making me cry at everything and feel insecure and he switched me to Cilest which I loved. I believe it is now discontinued which is a shame as I would recommend it.

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Lowdown user
24 years old
today

Irregular periods became unbearable, most lasting as long as a month.

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Lowdown user
19 years old
2 days ago

Constant bleeding for first 6 months, then highly irregular periods, decreased sex drive at first and now completely gone. No other major side effects that I noticed and no pregnancy. Have been trying to get it removed and will not be going back.

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Lowdown user
26 years old
3 days ago

Acne got a lot worse, never knew when I’d get a period, sometimes didn’t get one for 2 months and then I’d have spotting/heavy period for up to a month.

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Lowdown user
21 years old
3 days ago

This was the first pill I ever started with I liked this pill however started getting headaches so had to change. I reckon if I had tried to stay on it longer they may have stopped. I did however get nausea in the first few weeks but this stopped. In comparison it was the best one I found for moods. I’ve also tried Millinette 20/75 and Gederal which I highly wouldn’t recommend for your mood

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Lowdown user
21 years old
3 days ago

I’m currently still taking this pill but looking to change. This is the third pill I’ve tried but hasnt been good. I’ve had severe an anxiety and depression. Haven’t felt like myself on it. Get frequent mood swings which last about hour or so, cry a lot. Overall would not recommend for your own sanity. However I didn’t notice any weight gain or change. My period last 1-3 days and very light

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Lowdown user
21 years old
3 days ago

Would not recommend !! this was the 2nd pill I tried as the first Rivedgon gave me headaches. Cause terrible depression. Started to cry at everything, dark thoughts, never suffered with anything like this before taking

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Lowdown user
21 years old
3 days ago

Would not recommend !! this was the 2nd pill I tried as the first Rivedgon gave me headaches. Cause terrible depression. Started to cry at everything, dark thoughts, never suffered with anything like this before taking

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Lowdown user
27 years old
3 days ago

I started taking the mini pill as an alternative method of contraception as my body didn’t agree with the coil which I had to get removed due to issues it was causing. When I began taking the mini pill I didn’t notice any changes, however during the duration of me being on the mini pill I experienced severe and agonising pain during intercourse which meant that I would completely avoid this. I thought it would be dryness but even lubricants didn’t help. I then also noticed that I would bleed after intercourse and this would then result in severe abdominal cramps. I was completely unaware that this could be from the contraception I was taking so continued. I then noticed that the frequency that I was getting thrush was more than I’d ever had before and after repeatedly going to the doctors they suggested it was just thrush and it would go away. But again, time after time it did not go away even when the results for thrush came back negative. I was given steroid creams to help with lubrication which did not help and again was left in agonising pain. After endless amounts of research I began to understood that the mini pill causes an imbalance in hormones and due to the lack of oestrogen levels this pill was causing, it was causing bleeding, irritation and pain. The doctors were unable to detect that the mini pill would be the cause of this.

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