Does mercilon pill cause sweating more than usual?

How our community feel they have been impacted by sweating more than usual on mercilon pill

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Out of the 48 reviews for mercilon pill, 0 people (0%) reported sweating more than usual.

Reviewers that reported sweating more than usual as a side effect

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Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Mar 21

Haveny had any problems with the pill, but have honestly not tried any alternatives. Worried about the link to depression though.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Feb 21

I have been diagnosed with PMDD, so my gp suggested trying the pill. Mercilon is the 4th pill I have been on. All the pills I have tried have positively impacted on my mood +++ however I have struggled with fluid retention, larger and tender breasts ( we called them gravel tits for a while as they felt full of gravel) and headaches on my pill free weeks. Mercilon has been the best of the bunch, my periods and skin have been better, mood better. But still having dryness down there, reduced sex drive and some fluid retention... which I can live with for now, but I am looking forward to coming off it next year still to begin trying for a family!

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jan 21

This was is very first pill I’ve ever taken- and I will continue to use it for another while. I can’t recommend it enough. When I was researching it I could only see negative reviews everywhere, but this is not the case. The only real disadvantage is that I sweat a lot from it- like I could be freezing cold and I would start sweating (No smell, and mainly from my armpits and forehead). Sometimes on the day before my period I would wake up covered in sweat despite not being super hot/cold. It only bothers me when I’m at the end or beginning of a pack, otherwise my sweating is as it was before I took the pill (only when super hot or exercising). My periods are definitely lighter, and less painful. I am definitely more anxious and little things bother me much more than they used to (such as when my boyfriend forgets to make the bed or empty the dishwasher). But it’s easy to remind myself to calm down, and that it’s just the pill making me feel like that. I would recommend this pill to anyone, it’s convenient, it lets you skip your period and the side effects are very manageable.

Somewhat negative mood

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Mercilon pill common side effects

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71% of mercilon pill reviewers reported tender breasts

56% of mercilon pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

56% of mercilon pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

48% of mercilon pill reviewers reported lower back pain

46% of mercilon pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible mercilon pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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