Does the combined pill cause cystitis?

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

86%

A bit

7%

Quite a bit

4%

A lot

2%

A great deal

2%

Out of the 2438 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Been using this after being on Gedarel for years and it completely destroyed my sex drive and made me gain weight so easily, despite being the same hormones as gedarel.

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Somewhat negative mood

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0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th May 24

On this for about 14 years, taking a few short 6 months breaks. Only in hindsight can I connect the dots on some side effects including eczema (many people go on the pill for acne, it has a drying effect so you can imagine for someone with dry skin it makes it worse) and recurrent UTIs. These symptoms became pronounced when going on and off the pill in my 30s. Dryness and loss of libido when trying to go back on it again recently was unmanageable. Sex drive and sensitivity completely disappeared. 6 weeks later I am working it out of my system and sensitivity and libido is slowly coming back. I would also question the role the pill has played in depression and anxiety over the years. I have no evidence for this but can only say that coming off it I have never felt more peaceful or like myself. Since I have fairly light periods and no other menstrual or health issues except eczema I would say going on the pill was the wrong choice for me in hindsight and have since educated myself on my hormones and am using natural cycles.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

As someone who experienced heavy and long periods, this pill helped to shorten the amount of days (from 7+ down to 5) and helped ensure regular periods to plan around. As I took this pill for 12+ years, I have recently decided to take a break


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

53% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible the combined pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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