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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

Best contraceptive I’ve used! Fitting was painful - but manageable and was over quick. Periods are regular and only very slightly heavier and painful. Also you feel amazing during ovulation 😄

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

I’ve been on the patch for 8/9 months now and my experience is mixed. I love the convenience of a patch, and that stomach issues don’t affect the effectiveness like the pill. However, I have had the worst skin I’ve ever had with rosacea suddenly appearing after 3 months on patch use. I’ve never had bad skin before and suddenly have done after this with no other lifestyle changes. Recently I’ve had spotting in my 3rd week of using the patch, this never happened previously. I’ve also had a weight gain, and tender breasts.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Stopped using

Copper coil did not work with my body, I had really heavy periods. I became extremely emotional crying all the time at random times of day. The actual insertion and removal were not painful though, my problems were having the coil.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

I've been on Yacella for 4 months now. I got switched to Yacella due to issues with acne. I can say it cleared up my acne and made my skin look lovely and bright. However, the changes to my hormones really weren't worth it. Yacella has made me incredibly paranoid. I developed anxiety so bad that it effected my day to day life and my relationships. It also made me incredibly depressed, which also had a huge impact on my wellbeing. Due to the impact it has had on my mental health, I decided to stop taking it. It may work for some but losing my sanity for the sake of good skin was not worth it at all!


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Used for 8+ yr
46 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Stopped using

I had my first Mirena fitted after the birth of my second child. It seemed to work well although my periods became even more irregular than then they were before and I had weeks of spotting at a time especially as I was approaching the 5 year mark. However overall I was satisfied and opted to have it replaced when it expired. This was quite traumatic and took a very long time as the strings had moved making it hard to access. However, the GP was able to remove it and I had a second one fitted which worked much like the first one. However, when it came time to have that one removed and a third one fitted my cervix went into spasm at the point of fitting the new one which was extremely painful and after what felt like forever the GP told me they were unable to fit a new coil that day and to come back. I went back and tried again a month later and the same thing happened. A month after that I was admitted to hospital with an abscess in my fallopian tube caused by repeated failed attempts to insert the coil. I was in hospital for 4 days and off work for over 3 weeks due to the pain/side effects of the antibiotics I had to take.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 days ago

  •  Stopped using

I swapped onto Lucette after I started having spotting on Yasmin. I thought it would be an easy switch as they are the same but it was not. I started having awful low moods and suffering from cystic acne for the first time in my life. I stopped after 6 weeks. I have since found out that they use different binders in yasmin and lucette and that is what likely caused my issues.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Stopped using

switched from levest bcos of skin, didn’t really help my skin at all i think i experienced more breakouts on it than when i was on levest, made my boobs bigger but also i feel like it made my cellulite worse?? also was bloated a lot. sex drive went down like crazy


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I went on this a few years ago to stop my cycle because I suffer from severe PMS symptoms/PMDD. I remained on it for a year and experienced no side effects. I came off of it because I wanted to attempt to solve my problems naturally and holistically. Unfortunately my mental health became worse and I decided to go back on it. I have now been taking it for a week and am experiencing some mild side effects this time, but hopefully they will settle down.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I had to switch from the combined pill to the mini pill following a bought of migraines with aura. At first, it was great - I didn’t get periods, I felt good, I wasn’t worried about strokes etc. However, after around 6 months of my body getting used to it, my periods came back, extremely irregular (I.e. 3 periods in one month), my mood and mental health had significantly declined, and my skin is absolutely terrible.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

This definitely helped me with my PMS symptoms. No significant changes to my weight. I had more sensitive skin / allergic reactions during my time on it but not necessarily due to the pill. My mood was pretty similar to when I was off the pill.


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