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Used for 8+ yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

I have tried many contraceptions ranging from the injection to the implant. I landed on this pill at about 20 years old and at the beginning it worked really well considering how all the others gave me really bad bleeding or other side effects. I’ve been on Rigevidon on and off for about 8 years. And I’d say within the last few years I’ve noticed a huge change in my moods when on the pill and when on a break from it I’m happier. This pill has caused anxiety, worry, stress and bouts of depression. I’m not usually like this and it’s horrible to feel like each month I dread the time that my mood will dip and I’ll feel not like myself. I’ve had to even explain this to my fiancé so he’s prepared and it’s not fair on either of us. I overthink and it’s just like a grey cloud following me. It’s not worth it and truthfully I’ll be coming off it for good when this packet is finished!

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Stopped using

After being told the waiting list was nearly 3 months to get a copper coil fitted I decided to go private. The overall cost to have it fitted was just over £400. The insertion process was fine, I had the numbing injection so that helped with the pain it was still sore but no where near as bad as I thought. Unfortunately after only 24 hours my body expelled the IUD and it was half way out and I could feel it. The strings felt as though they were stabbing me from the inside and I couldn’t sleep. It took several days to be seen by my GP and had to have it taken out. They did warn me that there is a risk of expulsion and sadly I’m part of the 10%. I was going to try again but the feeling of the strings inside was very uncomfortable so I don’t think I would have been happy with it anyway.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Stopped using

I used the emergency contraception pill when someone ejaculated inside of me to avoid pregnancy and it was useful.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Still using

I am happy using the male condom as it does not effect my hormones nor cause massive physical issues.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

  •  Stopped using

I had the implant for over 2 and a half years. When I first went on this, I didn’t have a period for a couple months but then after that I had around a month long period, this was then paired with the combined pill to help it regulate a bit more. I then ended up usually going 3 months without a period and then 1 week of a period with 2-3 weeks of very light bleeding. This was okay. I then recently had my period and since then continued to bleed for over 3 months. I decided that I couldn’t deal with this anymore as it meant rarely even being able to have sex within my relationship. I was going to get it removed early and replaced but decided against it as I reflected on the past year and the side effects that I did actually have. A key one that only really began to affect me around 2 years into it was vaginal dryness and vaginitis which I didn’t even realise was a side effect until recently. Pain during sex sometimes but a decreased libido too. I had also been up and down with my emotions, sometimes I felt extremely emotional and other times like I had no emotions at all. It did seem to work well for the first couple years and maybe getting it removed and replaced early might have helped but I just felt like I wasn’t really happy on the implant anymore, my mood was a lot lower, especially with side effects in mind. Lots of my friends use it and find it really good, I just think it’s luck of the draw how it effects you!


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 days ago

  •  Stopped using

For me personally this contraceptive method didn’t suit me. The side effects became too much that I didn’t want to take the pill anymore.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 days ago

  •  Still using

For the most part, I love the mirena and of contraceptives I have tried, it’s my favourite by far. I like that you don’t have to think about it too much aside from checking the strings. It doesn’t have an impact on my mood like others did. The only drawback is random cramping I get with it that feels quite unexplained and not tied to my cycle. It can be quite sore and after reading other women’s reviews online, it seems quite common but like a lot of contraception symptoms, unexplained.


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Used for 8+ yr
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Stopped using

After taking the contraceptive pill for the past 15 years and being told it’s perfectly safe, I found out at the beginning of this year that I have 3 tumours on my liver as a result of long term usage of the pill. This week I underwent major surgery and had a liver resection to remove the biggest tumour, which at over 7cm was at risk of haemorrhaging. I’ve got two other smaller tumours which will hopefully shrink now I’ve come off the contraceptive pill. I hope my story highlights that hormonal contraception is NOT SAFE!


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Still using

In the beginning, I thought I got lucky with this pill as although my periods were regular and light before, made them come every two months. I'm not sure whether it's circumstantial or the pill but after about 6 months I started to feel very depressed and couldn't shift this feeling of emptiness. I also lost my sex drive completely and became unbothered about everything and everyone. I wish more non-hormonal birth control was available other than the coil. I'm starting a different kind of progesterone-only pill today so hopefully it goes better than this did.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Still using

i’ve been on the yasmin pill for about a year now and it’s been amazing! my boobs grew from an AA to a C and i’m no longer struggling with acne


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