Combined pill and tender breasts

How our community feel they have been impacted by tender breasts on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

47%

A bit

20%

Quite a bit

16%

A lot

9%

A great deal

8%

Out of the 2457 reviews for the combined pill, 1296 people (53%) reported tender breasts.

Reviewers that reported tender breasts as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 days ago

I moved on to this from Cilique due to a shortage. At first I didn't notice any side effects or difference from cilique, but as the months went on (started around 3 months onwards) I noticed that the pill seemed to trigger my cold sores every single month, at least 1 week prior to my period starting. I've never had them triggered by hormones before and this is a big reason for coming off this pill. Looking back I also can see my sex drive dramatically reduced, but this could be also due to the cold sores.

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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0 comments

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

Have been using Gedarel for 2 weeks now, the initial side effects in week 1 were strong.I got dizzy, was nauseous and slightly depressed.By week 2 I didn't feel as bad, my boobs started to hurt and I got light cramping, my moods are still up and down but not as severely.Overall ive had mild symptoms.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

I took it for 3 months. It gave me a lot brain fog initially which either cleared or I just got used to it. I also had very sore breasts and period like cramps for the first few weeks. I had quite a bit of breakthrough bleeding, and couldn’t take it pack to pack. I don’t think it affected my mood too much. The main thing that made me stop was I was getting recurrent UTIs. They only started when i began this pill and have stopped since I started taking a different pill (fingers crossed).


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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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