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Mercilon pill

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Mercilon pill reviews

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Lowdown user
29 years old
11th Apr 22

I started taking this pill when I was 20 first. I had no issues with it for a years when I started to have migraines and realised that it's because of the pill so I stopped. Tried various pills and methods after it which did not work out for me so I came back to Mercilon 6 months ago by the age of 27. Unfortunately this time I had bad side effects from the start. First month I bled for 3 weeks pretty heavy, then my periods became lighter, however my sex drive is very low, vagina very dry and lost half of my hair... I am thinking to switch to a non hormonal method now...

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Lowdown user
26 years old
1st Mar 22

Didn’t have too many side effects from this pill other than complete loss of sex drive and a bit of weight gain/appetite increase. Lightened periods and reduced cramps and bloating. But Increased spots on face and body.

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Lowdown user
26 years old
18th Jan 22

Taken for a few months however my sex drive and mood plummeted, making me feel awful for the months I was taking it. Stopped taking and it all returned back to normal.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

I've had very minimal problems using this pill other than loss of sex drive (kind of what I started taking it for lol). Honestly though, it's been really easy sailing with this pill, lighter periods, helped my acne, no crazy side effects. It has a low dose of oestrogen so I think that helps. I will be switching back to this one once I'm finished with my new one.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

I took this pill for two months, however, due to the bad skin eruption I had as a side effect, I decided to change it. My acne worsened within a week of starting taking this pill. I did not experience any other issue, other than some spotting in between periods and a couple of episodes of migraine during the pill break. Having PCOS and already acne-prone skin, I have been advised to swap from a pill containing Desogestrel to one with drospirenone.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Switched from Microgynon, took Mercilon for 2 months. After I switched, I got a yeast infection (that I treated with Canesten). I continued to have headaches on pill-free days. Once in a while, my anxiety got worse, I had off days. One time I thought I was having heart issues and I got an anxiety attack over it, called NHS, they told me to go to A&E. Turned out to be a strained sternum in the end but the anxiety I have been feeling the last 3-4 months after switching diff pill brands is not me. Decided to just go off the pill completely and seek non-hormonal birth control method. I was put on this for PCOS management, but it's just a bandaid and to be honest, the lower libido is not worth it for me either as I usually had high libido before. Going to try to be more in tune with my body.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

Every month, I had terrible migraine and nausea 1-2 days before the onset of period. I gained 22 pounds without changing my eating and exercise habits. I had heart palpitations every day, especially 2-3 hours before it was time to take the pill.

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 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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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

I've been on this since I was a teenager and think of it as ol' reliable. It's been good for my skin, hasn't changed my mood and has made periods a breeze. I do experience vaginal dryness, though. In combination with the reduced sex drive it causes, it can be quite frustrating!

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Lowdown user
27th Sep 21

The only side effect has been mood swings but they’re pretty minor, although i am more emotional overall. Has improved my skin and works really well at regulating and lightening my periods

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