Levest pill and thrush

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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Out of the 124 reviews for levest pill, 23 people (19%) reported thrush.

Reviewers that reported thrush as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jun 23

Prior to using this pill I was on Microgynon with no side-effects. The pharmacy decided to change the pill, like they were changing a brand of sweets. I've steadily gained a lot of weight over 8 months. I'm a very active person & so the weight makes me look bloated & thick, mainly settling on my stomach, boobs & backside. I've also had some major mood swings, particularly with anxiety, which I've only just attributed to this pill. Plus side is I've had no periods & no issues with my sex drive, like some people have mentioned. I will be coming off this pill & chatting with my nurse about alternatives.

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful


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

I was a very rare case, unknown to me I was Liver Adenomas growing inside my liver, 8 of them. I would’ve never have known this until October 2022 I went to a&e in severe stomach pain. After many tests & investigations they told me o have 8 tumours in my liver called Adenomas caused by the contraceptive pill. I had to stop taking it immediately. 2 operations later 2 large tumours have gone. 6 remain I am still having tests for in hope they don’t grow. I have been off the pill 6 months now & this months period was unbearable, I am unsure if it is liver related or the pill like leaving my body but I cannot cope with that every month if it stays. I was on the pill for around 15 years, although my condition is rare I never knew it was even possible and my life has completely changed from birth control. I wanted to share my story so more people could know.

Very negative mood

2 more effects

2 helpful


Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 23

I start 3 years ago on the levest pill, and since then I have put on lots of weight and tried to lose it but it hasn’t gone. I only started the pill to regulate my periods, which it has only made them more heavier. I want to change but I don’t know what to?

Very negative mood

3 more effects

0 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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