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Eloine pill side effects

3.5

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Eloine pill

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54% of Eloine pill reviewers reported period like cramps

54% of Eloine pill reviewers reported tender breasts

40% of Eloine pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

40% of Eloine pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

40% of Eloine pill reviewers reported headaches


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3.5

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

  •  Still using

I’ve been taking this pill only for a month so far but it’s a whole lot better than the previous pill i was taking a year ago (rigevidon) first few days of this pill i noticed i was a bit more emotional and irritated but it went away in a week i think i was just getting used to it. I have gained a little bit of weight but nothing too significant however i think that might just be because of my diet. My breasts have gotten bigger but they’re very tender hopefully that goes away a bit as i continue taking it. Slight loss of sex drive but not complete loss and a bit of vaginal dryness but it’s not too bad. I’ve gotten a few spots on my forehead but this could just be a result of my diet or travel and they’re only tiny for now but i’ll see how that goes. Overall pleasantly surprised at my experience so far compared to the absolutely demonic pill i was on previously, would recommend x

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I used a 365 day method. It worked really well to manage my periods, it stopped completely for about a year but then I started getting some spotting so I stopped. It made me a bit anxious, but nowhere near as bad as rigevidon. It also really cleared up my skin. I probably would recommend this pill!


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Nov 23

  •  Stopped using

I unfortunately had to stop taking this after the 3 month period because of the amount of bleeding I was experiencing. Long periods and constant breakthrough bleeding throughout the month. Also had consistent headaches. Unsure if this was caused by the contracpetion but that was the main side effect I experienced.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Nov 23

  •  Still using

So far I love Eloine. I take it in the evening which stops me getting nausea. First week I had a bit of nausea and spotting but giving it time to settle, it stopped. My rosacea came back mildly, but it’s worth it as I love this pill so much and I can deal with skin issues easier than mood issues. So glad I tried this one. I hated all other combo pills.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
42 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Nov 23

  •  Still using

After having tried the copper coil, which really did not work for me due to constant spotting, I switched to the pill. Having been on the pill before, I was looking for a contraceptive that would also help with clear skin and not cause hair loss, similar to Dianette or Yasmin. I tried returning onto Yasmin but had too many side effects. Due to my age, doctors were reluctant to put me on the combined pill, but I was concerned the mini-pill would not have the same benefits as the combined pill. Eventually, a senior doctor advised I try Eloine, which is similar in benefits but still lower dose than Yasmin. I had some side effects initially and felt the effect on my mood, but after 3 months, I barely have any side effects, clear skin and no additional hair loss.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Oct 23

  •  Still using

I started taking this medication after doing research into combined pills. I started birth control from pre-teen age and had bad experiences, especially related to low mood, anxiety and depressive symptoms (using cerzette and logynon). I wanted to find a pill which would not affect my mental health, but would improve my acne, lessen menstrual symptoms and be effective as a contraception. I came across Yaz, which was discontinued so requested this alternative from my GP. My doctor warned me about increased blood pressure, which I have experienced but I'm still in the normal range. I have gained weight on this pill, but I have also gone through the later stages of puberty while using this pill (so my body has changed anyway). I may have gained weight for other reasons, but I have noticed my appetite increase. Compared to other pills, the notable effects on mood were probably external environmental factors rather than due to the pill. I do experience anxiety anyway. After being on this pill for about 3 years, which included the coming out of lockdown phase, I would say my mental health is now stable and I'm still using this pill. In terms of sex drive, it has decreased slightly, but this could be due to being in a long-term relationship too/other environmental factors. My skin has significantly cleared. I choose to not take the break on this pill, which I did double check with a doctor about. I wouldn't do this without checking. I have experienced breakthrough bleeding as a result of this, but it stops if I take the pill consistently every day at exactly the same time. I have never been pregnant while on this pill and plan to stay on it. Overall, at 19, I feel I am very stable, mentally and in terms of menstruation. I would recommend it. I do advise trial and error as birth control effects everyone differently :)


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

I loved this pill and really wanted to stay on it, it was great for my mood and pms and my skin cleared up beautifully but a few months in I developed quite severe ibs symptoms that became intolerable. As soon as I stopped this pill they went away completely. I'm so sad as I liked everything else about this pill.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

  •  Still using

After being pill free for years and managing severe PMS in other ways, I decided to go back on the pill as I was in a new relationship. I experienced low moods towards the end of my cycle when I will pill free but also experienced real highs and pangs of high sex drive. This pill really does “flatten” my mood. I still get a little down, tired, achy with brain fog toward end of cycle. But I don’t get any highs or sex drive. I’m very flat on this pill, I could take or leave most things. I tried to come off this pill, but the breast pain and nipple soreness was outrageous so went back on!


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

  •  Stopped using

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 3 - 6 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Apr 23

  •  Still using

Dr Fran recommended this pill as an option to help me manage my pain levels without affecting my mental health. I have suspected endometriosis and some significant mental health issues too. Prior to trying this pill, I was at my wits end. I was in severe pain every day with frequent flare ups leaving me stuck in bed or throwing up for hours on end. I’d tried a few GP prescribed pills which had been devastating for my mental and physical health. My appointment with Dr Fran was a last attempt to try hormonal methods of management. Overall the experience has been positive. Dr Fran recommended I take the pill continuously for as long as my body could tolerate to a maximum of three months. Half way through month two I had break through bleeding for a few days so took a 4 day pill break. I’m now trialling a two month continuous cycle with a 4 day break. I can definitely feel period like symptoms as my hormone levels change. And I can tell when my body needs a break - my endometriosis symptoms push back through but after a break they abate again. It’ll take some playing around with to get it right but I feel positive that this could be a long term solution to improve my quality of life. Side effects have occurred but nothing significant really. I’ve definitely had a slightly lower libido. Otherwise I’ve noted some vaginal dryness/soreness. This seems to be easing up now I’m into my 4th (ish) month of taking this pill. The only side effect that is proving to be quite a problem for me is hormonal mouth ulcers/mouth soreness. This has never been a problem for me until now so has most definitely been brought on by this pill. They seem to occur mid-way through each packet but do stick around for a good week or two so it feels like I have them a lot. They are rather painful and nothing really helps to get rid of them quickly or to relive the pain. I am hoping this will also abate once I settle into a routine with how I take this pill. I plan on booking an appointment to discuss it and get some further advice. Compared to the pain I was in, this is minor but it is starting to get me down. My mental health has actually been more stable on this pill which was unexpected! I haven’t gained any weight despite having more of an appetite. I actually think I’ve lost a little weight. Regardless, I actually feel better about my body than I have in years. I’m recovered from anorexia and have avoided looking at myself for years. Since being on this pill I seem to see my body differently and have way more positive days than negative. I do get bloated still but not as often as I did. Planning to keep going with this pill - huge thank you to Dr Fran for validating my pain and making me feel like I was worth listening to.


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