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Loestrin 30 pill

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Loestrin 30 pill reviews

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Lowdown user
39 years old
16th Nov 21

Context: I was put on Loestrin in 2014 as an attempt at controlling my endometriosis. I'd had a tubal ligation a few months prior so wasn't using it for birth control. Within a month of starting it I wound up in the ER with severe abdominal pain. When I say severe I mean it felt like a cross between gallstone attack and labor pain. A CT scan showed that my small intestine was severely inflamed and the docs said it looked like Crohn's disease. I was given antibiotics, steroids, potassium, and pain meds and it started to get better. Two weeks later I was back in the ER again with the same symptoms and was asked if I had recently made any changes to my diet or taken anything new that could have caused it. I never even suspected it could be the pill until I realized that was the only change I'd recently made. I stopped taking it and started researching and found that there is a link between hormonal birth control pills and intestinal issues and Crohn's. My gyno said it was a very rare side effect and agreed I shouldn't take it anymore. Lo and behold, I don't have Crohn's and haven't had any issues since, nor have I bothered with trying to control my endometriosis with any kind of hormonal birth control after such a miserable experience. It's just not worth it.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Overall I thought this pill worked really well for me however for years didn’t realise that my dwindling sex drive was due to it. This actually caused ongoing difficulty between myself and my partner as we slowly mis-matched in drives which could be upsetting and confusing for both of us. I’ve been with my partner over 8 years and knew it wasn’t because I wasn’t attracted to him. Coming off the pill has confirmed that as I’m nearly a year off and am very nearly back to what I was like pre-pill which is amazing. I had to stop taking it because of supply issue and moved to Yasmin as after researching a lot it seemed most similar. I reacted so badly to that one though it finally gave me to push to stop using contraceptives (apart from condoms) and I’m so glad!

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Great pill had no issues, very sad its been discontinued, have found Gederal 30/150 to be next best thing but not as good.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Can sometimes be difficult to take them at the right time, making them less effective. Slightly inconvenient to have to keep collecting new packs every 3 months.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

I found this combined pill great. I had no side effects to note other than lighter periods when I took the break.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Absolutely devastated that they've discontinued Loestrin 30. Mission to find a new pill that works for me as well as this one did. Worked well for my moods although in hindsight, at times felt a little lost and like my mood was dull for periods of time. Weight gain was an issue but skin was great, my skin was fairly clear before starting it and there were barely any problems while on it. BRING IT BACKKKK!!!! it was perfect for me.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Worked much better for me than my previous pill, less menstrual cramps, lighter periods and better mood. However, the acne I have got from using this pill is awful! Painful, cystic spots around my jawline and chin.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Devastated this pill was discontinued, it was the best one I have ever been on!! Was changed to another pill which I tried out for 9 months and have to change as it was dreadful, bring back Loesterin! I miss it.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

I moved to this pill after being on Rigevidon for severe period pain, when I was on Loestrin my skin was a lot clearer, it helped a lot with period pain and I did not notice major mood swings. However since coming off it I realised when I was on it I was a completely muted version of myself, nothing really excited me and I felt like I lost the passion for life. I have seen someone else describe this on here which is interesting. This has really put me off wanting to use hormonal contraceptives but it’s the only thing that helps my bad period pains unfortunately.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

I liked this pill, it was very consistent and helped to deal with my symptoms of endometriosis very well. Unfortunately they have stopped manufacturing it, so I'm now moving to a different contraceptive pill. In the last few months of using it, however, my periods became very irregular. Sometimes not coming at all, being very heavy, or just spotting. This was annoying. I also noticed that I began to have daily discharge which was unusual for me before this pill.

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