Does the combined pill cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

56%

A bit

18%

Quite a bit

13%

A lot

8%

A great deal

5%

Out of the 2420 reviews for the combined pill, 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Stopped using

When starting the pill, i got intense cramps that lasted a good few months and then went away. Ruined my mental health & my sex drive. Improved my skin massively Since coming off: my cycle STILL hasn’t regulated and its been about 1.5 years.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Not a great pill for PCOS. Within a couple of days my skin broke out like crazy, I started sweating so much and after a while noticed my body hair was growing faster again after being on Yasmin for a few years (ended up going back to it). I also was seriously depressed and very emotional on this pill all the time, sometimes unable to even get out of bed.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

When I started everything was fine however in the last 6 months of taking the pill I started passing clots so big a pad and tampon would not help. I was bleeding through clothes daily and could not work. Before this was on the same pill for 1 and a half years.


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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


Possible the combined pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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