Combined pill and vaginal dryness

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on the combined pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

61%

A bit

15%

Quite a bit

11%

A great deal

7%

A lot

6%

Out of the 2455 reviews for the combined pill, 958 people (39%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks 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).

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 24

General side effects were minimal but had constant spotting that didn't improve over time. Switched to a different pill (Yasmin) and spotting stopped immediately. Switched back to microgynon due to other bad side effects from Yasmin and spotting again within 4 days. Time to continue the search...


Somewhat positive mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Jun 24

I started yasmin about 3 months ago and since then my breasts have become really sore, and one of them started leaking discharge, which I had to visit the GP for. It also gave me these mild but constant headaches, so as per my GP's advice, I'm getting off this pill ASAP!


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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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