Does loestrin 20 pill cause headaches?

How our community feel they have been impacted by headaches on loestrin 20 pill

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None or not sure

86%

A bit

7%

A great deal

5%

A lot

2%

Out of the 43 reviews for loestrin 20 pill, 0 people (0%) reported headaches.

Reviewers that reported headaches as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Jan 22

I used a pill with the lowest hormones available, but I hated taking it because it as difficult to take at the exact same time every day and I felt that it was having some side effects on my mood/weight. I only started taking the pill because I was unaware of other options available to me and had heard anecdotally that IUDs were painful. However, I switched to a hormonal IUD (Mirena) about 6 years ago and have had a much more positive experience. I initially switched when Trump got elected because I was worried about what his administration would do to women's healthcare access, and an IUD seemed like the best, most permanent option available to me. It was not as painful as I thought to have inserted (but everyone is different!) and I still get my periods every month, which I don't mind. It has not impacted my mood/weight the same way that the pill did.

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Mar 20

This was my best contraception i've used.


Decreased sex drive

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Jul 19

A few months into using the Pill, I effectively lost my damn mind. Normally a very stable, happy, secure, and social person, I suddenly became incredibly anxious and antisocial. I panicked constantly that I would stop breathing or that my heart would stop beating. I became an extreme hypochondriac. Any slight cold or sore throat led me to believe that I'd be one of the unlucky few to get DVT or a pulmonary embolism as a result of the Pill's hormones. I was prone to hyperventilation because of these worries and ended up in the hospital after my arms and legs lost feeling. The final six months I was on the Pill felt like a state of constant impending doom. I almost didn't graduate from college--and worse than that, I truly wanted to jump out of my own skin. I abruptly stopped taking the Pill and went through about 2 or 3 weeks of what I assume menopause feels like--hot flashes, extreme mood swings, crying, trouble sleeping--and the anxiety continued for a while. After about 3 months, though, I was back to my normal self and 7 years later, I haven't experienced similar panic attacks since then. I have been much happier using condoms or the withdrawal method and have not had a single unplanned pregnancy. I also feel more in touch with my body and just more like myself.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

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0 comments

Loestrin 20 pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

47% of loestrin 20 pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

47% of loestrin 20 pill reviewers reported tender breasts

35% of loestrin 20 pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

28% of loestrin 20 pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

28% of loestrin 20 pill reviewers reported period like cramps


Possible loestrin 20 pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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