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

None or not sure

95%

A bit

3%

Quite a bit

1%

A great deal

1%

A lot

0%

Out of the 2420 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
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I changed which pill I was using due to problems with mood, and honestly, I don't think much has changed. I take the pill for 3 months at a time and have a break—the periods are a lot more variable in terms of side effects (some are awful but some are more bearable), but are definitely heavier.

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Used for 8+ yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

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.


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Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I have stayed on the pill for so long as it has helped get my acne under control as well as my period, I regularly took it bsck to bsck for 2 months at a time if I needed o and had no issues


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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


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