Does eloine pill cause hair loss?

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Out of the 38 reviews for eloine pill, 0 people (0%) reported hair loss.

Reviewers that reported hair loss as a side effect

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th May 23

This pill was prescribed to me to help with PMDD symptoms. After a week it caused me to begin having extremely severe panic attacks during which I couldn’t breathe and experienced worrying limb numbness. I didn’t sleep for a week and stopped taking it straight away. Worst experience of my life!

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Mar 23

I suffer from PMDD which has become worse in recent years so decided to try the combined pill again to manage this as this is the only thing that has helped in the past (the mini-pill made things 1000x worse). After extensive research in the better options for those with PMS and PMDD I decided to try eloine, due to the lower oestrogen in comparison to other combined pills, and anti-androgenic properties. When I first started taking this pill, I noticed good improvements in terms of less body hair growth, acne reduced and controlled the horrific mood swings and depression I used to get in the 2 weeks leading up to my period due. My breasts were tender and enlarged for the first couple of months which soon settled. In the first few months I had recurring thrush which was difficult to control, however this since settled. Had night sweats since starting which dis not settle, however I could live with this. Breakthrough bleeding happened most months, especially when starting a new strip without taking a break (recommended for PMDD) Been having major issues with eloine for the past couple of months however, now stopped taking to see if symptoms improve. My sex drive was poor since starting, however it got to the point where it was non-existant. The breakthrough bleeding and bleeding after finishing a strip had become unbearable- much heavier bleeding in comparison to having normal periods prior to contraception, and cramps were much worse. The bleeding would be very heavy for up to 4 days before settling and becoming lighter in comparison to the 2 days it would last with a normal period. I would also pass large clots at times which were quite alarming. It had got the the point where I have become anaemic and decided to draw the line here and stop taking. My mood had also become much worse in terms of irritability and depression. Although this pill was useful in terms of reducing and slowing growth of body hair, it has had a negative effect on my head hair. I have always had very thick hair however since starting eloine I started losing a great deal of hair, and it is now noticeably thinner which has devastated me (granted, the anaemia probably isn't helping this matter although hair loss has been ongoing since starting the pill). It's a shame as the positive effects of eloine outweighed the negatives when I first started to take it, I don't know why it's only started to affect me so badly in the past couple of months. If any of my friends or family considered starting eloine, I would tell them it was great in the short term but take caution if considering it for the long term. However, I only have my own experience to go off, and it could be great for others in the long term.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Nov 22

I tried another pill as Eloine has a higher risk of blood clots, but it really messed up with my mental health and weight. I was first prescribed Eloine years ago and never had issues. It does very much depends on the person though.

Somewhat positive mood

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Eloine pill common side effects

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53% of eloine pill reviewers reported tender breasts

50% of eloine pill reviewers reported period like cramps

40% of eloine pill reviewers reported headaches

37% of eloine pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

37% of eloine pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

Possible eloine pill side effects

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