Does the combined pill cause nausea or vomiting?

How our community feel they have been impacted by nausea or vomiting on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

70%

A bit

15%

Quite a bit

8%

A lot

4%

A great deal

4%

Out of the 2362 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported nausea or vomiting.

Reviewers that reported nausea or vomiting as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

I don't like being menopause at 20's

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Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Terrible terrible pill - started in in March 2023, by May 2023 had developed what I know now is POTS. Went to GP they dismissed me so thought it had nothing to do with the pill so kept taking. Constant dizziness, faintness, low BP, high heart rate - constantly felt fatigued. Passed out several times in public - GP again said it's vasovagal syncope and common in young women. Did some research, the progestin drosperinone in the pill is a diuretic and can cause this - no amount of water with salt could fix this either, water would just go straight through me which I think was affecting my BP so much. Also caused extreme dry skin and vaginal dryness, as well as pain during sex (which I think was directly related to the dryness), and emotional fluctuations - in the last few months of being on the pill I felt constantly sad, anything would set me off sobbing and it was terrible. I came off the pill early March 2024, within 2 weeks the POTS like symptoms had gone, my dry skin is slowly getting better and in general feel a lot better in myself. Have had a copper IUD put in. I am not sure if the pill caused weight gain per se, I thought the above had manifested as hypoglacemia as before starting the pill I would not eat much, and thought maybe it was related to blood sugar - I now know this is not the case, and since coming off I have gone back to eating once a day with none of the above issues. I will say it increased my appetite though and I think it made it harder to lose weight - since coming off I have lost 7kg in two weeks.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I started seeing a therapist because of how depressed this pill has made me. My doctor advised I continue to take it despite this. I am on my third month and it has only got worse! I have never been depressed in my life so it’s thrown my world upsidown. I previously had an IUD which I had in for around a year, I had continuously bleeding for that entire year hence why I made the switch. Fair to say I’ll be getting on this pill as soon as I can.


Top side effects not reported

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Combined pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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49% 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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