Does the combined pill cause discomfort wearing contact lenses?

How our community feel they have been impacted by discomfort wearing contact lenses on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Out of the 2295 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported discomfort wearing contact lenses.

Reviewers that reported discomfort wearing contact lenses as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Aug 23

  •  Still using

It took a couple of months for initial symptoms to improve after beginning this pill, and I have taken it continuously for all except the first cycle. The first cycle was a disaster, I cried for 48 hours of the pill break, and haven't taken one since! No spotting since then, and I've noticed some weight gain and hair loss but nothing drastic.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

  •  Still using

This is the best pill I’ve been on (aside from Dianette) and it doesn’t adversely affect my mood as much as other pills I’ve been on.

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Used for 5 - 8 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Feb 23

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this pill very randomly at 14yo, for having some acne. I now would say this doctor was irresponsible, specially for not saying I should take this for only 6 months- I took it for 7 years. Although at the time I was very happy with this pill and noticed no bad side effects (light short periods, decreased acne, no menstrual pain or PMS), looking back now I had quite a few, but simply didn't know myself and my body well enough to see them. During the pandemic I was curious to see what my body did naturally: I was shocked to see so much change. I do not now if it's all related, but I'm going to share what I noticed suddenly shift. Within a month my hair grew fuller and suddenly curly. My circulation improved drastically (i used to always have tingly arms and legs and freezing extremities that easily went blue), my boobs grew a few cup sizes, I suddenly had a libido (!!! a very new sensation that lead me to many realizations), and vaginal discharge. I'd struggled for years with anxiety that has since vanished. Very strangely I was physically unable to cry and very numb (genuinely thought it was a personalty trait: it was very hard to make me sad, all I felt was numbness). Now I cry normally and don't feel numb anymore!! My occasional migraines and nausea haven't returned, and i now wear contacts without issue (i had no idea this was from the pill, until just now realizing when asked by the lowdown). My acne improved but didn't disappear and body hair stayed the same. My body weight changed however my habits also changed so I will not attribute it to the pill. I had mood swings, periods of depression, and difficulty concentration but I was going through puberty, so I'm not sure if it's related.

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Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

54% of the combined pill reviewers reported tender breasts

50% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

48% of the combined pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

45% of the combined pill reviewers reported period like cramps

40% of the combined pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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