Does gedarel 30/150 pill cause body hair increase?

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Out of the 142 reviews for gedarel 30/150 pill, 0 people (0%) reported body hair increase.

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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 23

It did it's job as a contraceptive. I have been using a combined contraceptive since I was 17 to help with my periods and acne- I didn't even have a boyfriend at the time. I had been on it for over 10 years and last summer was the last straw. I developed an ectropian cervix which is where the cervix kind of swell I guess is the right term but basically the cells that are on the inside of the cervix come visible on the outside of the cervix. This caused lots of spotting and bleeding during sex which was obviously a huge red flag. I had been back and forth to the Dr's and felt dismissed most times, then jt came to my smear test. I was of course very apprehensive and bled during the procedure. I was referred to coloscopy 2 years ago and I am still waiting for that referral. My smear came back clear. However I was so worried and anxious and when I asked at the Dr's, I was told to still keep the referral. This then leads me onto my next major side effect. Since being on the pill I have been prescribed anti anxiety medication. 2 different brands for about 5 years. I experienced headaches and a complete loss of sex drive, which now coming off the pill has only just started to return a year later. I was miserable. I was a different person completely. But each time j felt completely dismissed by my GP bar one. I came off it last year after being very emotional and decided enough was enough. I had got married in the April and decided that getting pregnant was not a complete disaster so it no longer served its purpose. It has been the best thing I have ever done for my body. It has knmy been since coming off it, how much I have realised it effected me, both physically and mentally.

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Very negative mood

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Used for 5 - 8 yr
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Nov 22

Been using this pill for 6 years and it’s the only one I’ve tried. It has definitely helped with periods and cleared up acne unless having a week off. Did gain some weight and have a lot of trouble losing it. I believe this pill is one of the main causes of a depression diagnosis and causes a lot of headaches/migraines and mood swings.

Somewhat negative mood

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Jun 21

Switched from Rigevidon to this due to low mood on Rigevidon, continued to have low mood on this but determined that it was probably other factors, not the pill, causing this & made other lifestyle changes which has improved my mood. I am switching from gedarel to another pill because I’ve been having week-long+ periods on it and am currently breakthrough bleeding for a week in the middle of my current pack (my 6th pack); previous periods have started before the end of my pill packs and have been light but lasted too long for my liking. Breasts were very tender particularly upon starting this pill but settles down quickly. There was noticeable vaginal dryness throughout me taking this pill.

Very negative mood

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Gedarel 30/150 pill common side effects

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60% of gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported tender breasts

54% of gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

47% of gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported period like cramps

39% of gedarel 30/150 pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

Possible gedarel 30/150 pill side effects

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