Levest pill and tender breasts

How our community feel they have been impacted by tender breasts on levest pill

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Out of the 124 reviews for levest pill, 70 people (57%) reported tender breasts.

Reviewers that reported tender breasts as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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

Levest has done me good. I have gained weight since being on the pill however I am no longer going to the gym regularly so I cannot blame levest entirely. Would recommend

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Somewhat positive mood

1 more effect

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Aug 23

The only good things I could say about this pill is it made my periods super light and my skin was spotless (quite literally). Then the negatives were SO negative. I experienced unbelievable anxiety, brain fog and my anger management around the time of my period was non existent to the point the final straw was when I hurled my poor bf’s breakfast across the room in a rage 😅 I’ve spent a month on no contraception and I’ve felt like a different person around this cycle. I’ve been prescribed a different pill but tbh I think I’d rather be sane and spotty rather than go back to being someone I don’t even recognise!

Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful


Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jul 23

I was on the combined pill originally on Microgynon for a few years but then I was moved onto Levest and that is what I continued with for at least 2 years. I had no problems with the effectiveness of Levest for what it is intended to do. The only advantage of this pill for me was that my skin became very clear and my periods were very light which is nice. HOWEVER, I started to realise that I was starting to feel like a different person while on this pill. I would say that I became very numb most of the time which gave me quite a low mood and would often snap at people. The couple of days before my period I would be extremely low and would cry at anything and everything! Sometimes I would literally cry for no reason, if I was even just thinking of a sad situation...I would cry. It was my mum that eventually mentioned that it could be the pill effecting my mood so I decided to come off it to see what would happen. I'm so glad that I did! My mood has improved massively and I no longer have that low mood all the time. Of course, you get fluctuations in your natural cycle and mood changes with that but it is nothing compared to when I was on Levest, I have barely cried since being off it!

Very negative mood

1 more effect

1 helpful


Levest pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

58% of levest pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

57% of levest pill reviewers reported tender breasts

52% of levest pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

48% of levest pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

47% of levest pill reviewers reported period like cramps

Possible levest pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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