Gedarel 30/150 pill and decreased sex drive

How our community feel gedarel 30/150 pill has affected their sex drive

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Decreased sex drive


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Out of the 144 reviews for gedarel 30/150 pill, 79 people (55%) reported decreased sex drive.

Reviewers that reported decreased sex drive as a side effect

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th May 24

I went on this a few years ago to stop my cycle because I suffer from severe PMS symptoms/PMDD. I remained on it for a year and experienced no side effects. I came off of it because I wanted to attempt to solve my problems naturally and holistically. Unfortunately my mental health became worse and I decided to go back on it. I have now been taking it for a week and am experiencing some mild side effects this time, but hopefully they will settle down.

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Somewhat positive mood

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Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Nov 23

Overall had a very negative experience, especially with my mental health. I had severe anxiety. It works for lots of women, but not for everyone.

Very negative mood

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jul 23

It did control my periods making them regular each month. I was hoping it could control my heavy periods due to perimenopause and adenomyosis. I tried continuous pill taking with this and it does not work. After or nearly at finishing a blister pack, my body just starts bleeding like I'm on a period, so I have to give it a 4 day pill-free bleed. I'm happy that the periods are regular and 4 days long per month, but not happy that the periods are so very heavy still, in the first few days. I started feeling anemic even though I take iron supplements, so I was forced to take tranexamic acid during the 4 day bleed to reduce the bleeding. Tranexamic acid works but it always gives me a bad headache. So basically I feel unwell all through the 4 day bleed - either I'm bleeding profusely and low on iron, or I'm taking tranexamic acid and not bleeding profusely but have a bad headache all day while I'm taking tranexamic acid. So for that reason it's not an ideal pill though does improve things a bit. I'll also add, the first month I was on this, I felt unusually fatigued all day, falling asleep at my job, wanting to sleep 10 hrs at night, etc. I also had severe stomach cramps which could not be alleviated even if I took the pills just before bed - I'd just wake up middle of the night from the stomach cramps too. And it gave me bad flatulence, like IBS, for hours after I take a pill, farting all the time. And I had loss of sex drive and vaginal dryness too. I switched to Gedarel 20/150 for a lower estrogenic dosage to reduce all those side effects but then I started spotting pretty much a couple days after starting that, so this means the estrogen wasn't high enough to control bleeding. So I went back on to this Gedarel 30/150 and thankfully I seem to have regained myself and all the side effects were gone. So I stuck with the Gedarel 30/150 for 2 months already. My body got used to it, all side effects gone, no more vaginal dryness, low sex drive, stomach cramps. The heavy periods during the pill free days however, are not great as I described above... and also the fact this pill doesn't seem to work for continuous pill taking regime for me as my body always wants a bleed at the end of a pack... Not sure why.

Decreased sex drive

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Gedarel 30/150 pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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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