Combined pill and high blood pressure

How our community feel they have been impacted by high blood pressure on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

86%

A bit

8%

Quite a bit

3%

A lot

2%

A great deal

1%

Out of the 2455 reviews for the combined pill, 335 people (14%) reported high blood pressure.

Reviewers that reported high blood pressure as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

I was prescribed this pill after having no success with Rigevidon. I didn’t take it for contraception but for my PMDD. Gaslit myself into thinking that this pill made my moods more stable but in fact in made me way more emotional and often times hysterical. Caused me to have a migraine every week when I previously didn’t have any. Made me pile on weight. I wish I’d never taken it.

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Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st May 24

If I could give it 0 stars I would. AVOID!! 6 months in this pill gave me extremely painful chronic cystic acne all over my chin and cheeks. It destroyed my self esteem and I almost had to go on accutane to stop it. It also made me very depressed. If you struggle with mild acne already, sweating, mood swings, irregular periods and excessive body hair growth do NOT let your doctor put you this pill! It is very androgenic and worsens these symptoms, but it’s often used as a “starter pill” when you first decide to take contraception. I switched to Yasmin after this and it changed my life and completely reversed all these side effects. This pill is a nightmare!


Very 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

47% 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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