Does gedarel 20/150 pill cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on gedarel 20/150 pill

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Out of the 126 reviews for gedarel 20/150 pill, 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Having been on this pill for a year, I noticed that I hadn't felt like myself for a while. I found myself with persistently lower moods. Even during times of joy, the feeling felt dampened. This is the primary reason I decided to stop taking this pill; no contraception is worth losing yourself to! I am still in the early stages of being off this pill, but I feel relieved to have made the choice. It did make my withdrawal bleeds ("periods") very light. However, I do also think it completely suppressed my libido. I (being naive) thought that being on a low dosage pill, I might have fewer symptoms, but it just hasn't worked for me. I just wish there were more non-hormonal options out there.

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Used for 8+ yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I had terrible experiences (bouts of acne) around age 17/18 with higher dose pills like Yasmin. Eventually settled on Marvelon and was put onto Gedarel (higher dosage) when there were stock issues. After 2 years I moved to the lower dose of Gedarel, and had a relatively positive experience with it for around 5 years but things have worsened recently. Side effects have been; spots around chin around end of pill pack, some spotting when taking back-to-back, lower sex-drive. More significant side-effects have been water-retention/weight gain and boob size increase. I am now thinking about coming off Gedarel as I have noticed the side effects have become more dramatic and all other things are equal - my boobs change massively in size throughout the course of a pack of pills, they are tender, and my weight is also massively fluctuating (I assume from water retention - between 55 - 60kg within the month). I am very active and generally healthy, if anything I am less stressed and have a healthier lifestyle now than I did a few years ago, yet the frequent changes to my body are making me feel uncomfortable in my own skin.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I have now taken this for a year and the side effects of this pill are more prominent than my previous pill. I bleed and spot after having a break, my sex drive has decreased and I encounter random strong period cramps randomly throughout the month


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Gedarel 20/150 pill common side effects

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68% of gedarel 20/150 pill reviewers reported tender breasts

59% of gedarel 20/150 pill reviewers reported period like cramps

53% of gedarel 20/150 pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

50% of gedarel 20/150 pill reviewers reported lower back pain

48% of gedarel 20/150 pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge


Possible gedarel 20/150 pill side effects

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