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Microgynon 30 pill reviews

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279 reviews

Microgynon is one of the most commonly prescribed pills in the UK. It has been around and researched for years, and is often prescribed to women who are just starting to take the pill because it contains a standard dose of oestrogen, and a progestogen with a lower risk of blood clots than some other combined pills. You can buy Microgynon here at the Lowdown.

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Microgynon 30 pill

Microgynon 30 pill benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Microgynon 30 pill ingredients

Main hormones in Microgynon 30 pill

Medium oestrogen

Androgenic progestogen

Microgynon 30 pill alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

This contraception affected my mood severely. I would feel sad and cry most days for weeks on end (not just PMS) without a reason. My breasts were also very swollen, lumpy and painful. My sex drive was also somewhat decreased. I was only taking it for 2 or 3 months but the symptoms were so bad that I couldn't stand to take it any longer to see if my body would adapt.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

I didn't have any side effects with this pill other than it caused me to develop hormonal acne. When I started the pill and for the first 6 months my skin was clear, but then after that my skin got worse and worse, and I eventually realised the pill was the cause (because it contains levonorgestrel).


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Used for 8+ yr
39 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

I've been on this since I was 17 (20 years). Generally it's been fine. I had a break once for a couple of months as Dr recommended it and found I was emotional and had awful irregular heavy periods, which put me off stopping it again. Have been getting migraines before periods recently, which may be related. Hard to tell, as I've been on it for so long and I can't find much info online on the effects of long-term use.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Aug 23

Honestly not the worst pill on the market. I tried a lot of pills and other sorts of contraceptives and I won’t say this one was the worst. It’s totally bearable but I couldn’t imagine using it long term. Period was perfect but other than that I lost motivation and was quite moody.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Aug 23

I started the pill to help regulate mood and lighten periods. It helped with periods but made my mood so much worse. By the end of my 3 month trial I was struggling with suicidal thoughts that hadn't been there at all before I started the pill. I can't believe how negatively it affected me.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jul 23

I went on Microgynon due to painful periods and while being on it my periods became a lot less painful and became lighter as well. I feel like my boobs get more sore than they used to - this is more noticeable if I take the pill without the 7 day break. But overall I’ve got on really well and love that it’s such robust contraception (with condoms) as well as helping my periods


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jul 23

I was only the Microgynon 30 pill for just over a month and I had it quickly changed when I saw a significant change to my moods. I was constantly crying and feeling incredibly low and depressed. The pill had also given me migraines and headaches, which I would rarely get before the pill.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

Microgynon does what it says on the tin. I went onto Microgynon after having a horrendous time with Desogestrel and this is definitely better but still not great. My periods off birth control are very heavy and painful so this was the reason I went into birth control in the first place, but my week break where I bleed now, my periods are just as heavy and painful. My emotional state is ok on this pill. The only positive really is that I haven't gotten pregnant.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

Micrygynon helped my periods (when taking the 7-day break) they were lighter and lasted 4/5 days. The main reason I came off of Microgynon was due to my mood changes. I take citalopram daily for anxiety and have managed this for years, after being on Microgynon I felt depressed, experienced brain fog daily and noticed my anxiety heightening. I lacked motivtion to workout/socialise. I stopped taking Micrygynon and within 2 weeks I felt like myself again, I was waking up happier and able to motivate myself and enjoy the things I'd stopped doing due to feeling depressed.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jul 23

I don't feel like I had any massive side effects from microgynon. It was good to have a regular cycle each month when I knew exactly how many days my cycle would be.


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