Does the combined pill cause more regular periods?

How our community feel the combined pill has affected their periods

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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46%

No change

14%

Don't know

6%

Out of the 2420 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported more regular periods.

Reviewers that reported more regular periods as a side effect

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Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Used the Yasmin combined pill to treat acne. Was extremely effective. However, I've suffered with gastroparesis for 10 years and didn't realise it was caused by this contraceptive. I was really quite poorly for several of those years, unable to eat enough so was malnourished and my career suffered. I felt so nauseous every single morning. When I first started taking it as a teenager I would vomit every morning. I was prescribed domperidone and had numerous doctors appointments and hospital appointments over the years and no one ever mentioned my symptoms could be caused by the contraceptive pill I was taking. I recently missed a few pills and noticed an improvement in my symptoms, so stopped taking it. For the first time in over 10 years I experience normal hunger, don't feel sick all the time, and am able to eat a normal sized meal. I can't overstate how much of a transformation it's been for me.

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

  •  Still using

I had the copper coil inserted 2 months ago and have had a very positive experience since. I was on the combined pill for two years which resulted in mood swings and a very low libido. I put off getting the copper coil as I had heard horror stories about the pain that could come with it, but I wish I'd done it sooner! The insertion pain lasted no more than ten seconds and was very much manageable. After that I had maybe 2-3 days of some cramping which I took painkiller for. Overall, I would recommend other women to not be put off by the bad experiences of others. Mine was a highly positive one and everyone has different experiences.


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

  •  Stopped using

Initially when I started using microlite i didn't have any side effects and it regulated my previously irregular and long cycle. After about 8 months of use, I started having mental health symptoms and periods which lasted up to 3 weeks. I was v anxious and things which previously made me happy, seeing my friends, hobbies, sport etc didn't make me happy anymore. The doctor told me the dose of hormones was too weak to "override" my natural hormones and that that's why I was bleeding so much. She switched me to ovreena which was much better and all my symptoms subsided.


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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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