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Lowdown user
27 years old
1 day ago

I probably haven’t been on it long enough to be able to say with full confidence that it’s definitely working for me, however compared to other hormonal contraceptives I’ve used it’s definitely pretty good. I’ve been taking it back to back with no pill break as the main reason for going on it was heavy/painful periods. The periods have of course stopped but there’s been a lot of spotting - tmi but it’s not really blood that I’m spotting and more dark discharge but it’s annoying nonetheless. I haven’t noticed a change to my sex drive but I have had more sex with my partner recently since not having to rely on condoms is a massive weight off both our minds - having said that the spotting does stop me from wanting to have sex sometimes. My boobs have gotten bigger, which to be honest for me is a win although they’re super sore. I’ve been getting pretty gnarly headaches/migraines but again I’m not 100% these are down to the pill as they seem to be triggered by a hangover and then progress into a migraine. They have increased since taking the pill, though. The last thing is my mood is quite erratic at the minute. Again, I can’t say fully that this is due to the pill as my moods beforehand were a bit all over the place as well thanks to PMS. Overall I’m happy with it so far and will continue to take it unless any side effects get worse.

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Lowdown user
33 years old
3 days ago

I have been on Rigevidon for a fair few years now and I can honestly rate it "not too bad". It struck me when I first started on it how much my sex drive decreased - it has taken a long time for it to come back, and it's still definitely not where it was without hormonal contraception. That and the weight gain (I have gone up two sizes since starting it) are the definite "cons". However, it is not all bad. I like that my periods are very short and light (3 days max), and I like that I can skip them when I want by taking packs back to back, meaning I can enjoy my seaside holidays without bleeding. My skin has definitely improved, it is glistening now and I used to suffer from dry skin and dermatitis, that is completely gone. I do get headaches from time to time but they are less strong and piercing than those I used to get without the pill. Overall I feel my hormone levels are better managed on the pill - I don't get mood swings, I don't suffer from PMS or any period-related annoyance, no cramps, and it's easy to maintain as it's ok to take it within 12 hours of the "usual time", meaning that it's difficult to forget. I know however as I get older and overweight I should consider another option, but I tried the hormonal coil and that was horrid, so I went straight back on to Rigevidon. I would be open to switching type of pill, however I have to say the side effects get so much better after time, and I don't want to risk resetting all of that.

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Lowdown user
23 years old
6 days ago

I took this pill from the age of 15-23 for prevention of heavy, painful and irregular periods. I had light and regular withdrawal bleeds and only two occasions of breakthrough bleeding during those 8 years. It eased my acne and spots an incredible amount. The down sides - I developed OCD and depression soon after taking the pill & am now medicated for this. I gained 4 stone in weight and was recently diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism, thought to be influenced by long-term pill use. My libido decreased massively and I would develop thrush monthly. Overall, it works well for regulating periods, but can have so many negative impacts, so it’s worth looking at others before settling with the pill! X

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Lowdown user
29 years old
3 weeks ago

Initially I felt great and thought it was working for me! Continued with the recommended 3 months and by the end my skin was horrendous with terrible acne which is a shame as my mood improved a lot whilst on this pill but had to try something different to improve my skin!

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Lowdown user
28 years old
1 month ago

Been on this pill nearly 10 years, much better than other options I've tried (rigevedon and progesterone only). Doesn't seem to have any side effects however I've been on it so long it would be hard to know what's the pill/just me now.

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Lowdown user
28 years old
1 month ago

Had a bad experience on this pill, was switched to it by GP without them telling me, when I asked them about it they told me it was the same as microgynon however after about 3 months I noticed I started to get really bad vaginal pain during sex (felt like it completely swelled shut). After many investigations and GP appointments with them repeatedly telling me its exactly the same as microgynon, a year later one GP listened and agreed to change me back, after a couple of months all back to normal and haven't had this problem since so convinced it must be that!

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Lowdown user
26 years old
1 month ago

I was on this pill for just over 5 years and LOVED it! I had no issues with it from the start - regular five day cramp free periods during my pill free week and clearer skin after about three months. It did make me slightly more anxious and aggressive but the positive side effects outweighed these issues. I only came off it because I had a migraine with aura.

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Lowdown user
22 years old
1 month ago

This pill initially broke my skin out for 1 month, followed by gradually increasing skin quality. I now have perfectly clear skin 6 months in. Highly recommend for acne prone skin. My PMS symptoms used to be bad, lots of anger and frustration, now they have completely disappeared and I feel very calm. I get no spotting or discharge problems. My sex drive has decreased and we need to use lube due to vaginal dryness. My boobs are bigger although more tender. I highly recommend this pill, best I’ve have. Try it for 6-12 months to see if it works for you.

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Lowdown user
23 years old
1 month ago

I would say Cimizt was one of the best pills I’ve used personally because I’d struggled a lot with nausea on other pills. However it did make me gain quite a bit of weight which could’ve also been down to the fact I was in a new relationship. But I think I just looked more bloated whilst on this pill compared to off. Every pill I have used has reduced my sex drive so this was another reason I came off it as I wanted to see whether that would improve. It definitely did but not as much as I’d expected.

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Lowdown user
25 years old
1 month ago

Never had bleeding on this contraception and was told I could take it without a break which worked well for me. Had absolutely no sex drive however and pretty low mood and anxiety which all got significantly better after stopping

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