Microgynon 30 ED pill and body hair increase

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair increase on microgynon 30 ED pill

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Out of the 35 reviews for microgynon 30 ED pill, 5 people (14%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

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Used for 8+ yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jun 21

i started using microgynon 50 ed when i was 12 due to adenomyosis, i am now 20 and still using it. before the pill i had bad acne over my back and face, i was a bit chubby and my periods were extremely heavy (fill up a overnight maxi pad in an hour) and the pain was almost paralysing. when i started taking microgynon, my ob-gyn instructed me to keep taking the hormones constantly, so i haven't had period in around 8 years. over the years, i have lost weight, my acne basically disappeared (i got maybe 1 zit every week in high school, now i rarely get them) and i never spot. However, my mood is very low, i'm sad, agitated and highly irritable all the time and i have no libido at all. overall, it saved my life but i cant help but wonder what the consequences will be when i finally come off it

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Very negative mood

2 more effects

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Jan 21

Despite some of the negative side effects. It’s definitely better than the other pills I’ve tried so far. It’s been 100% effective. And after a few years of use, the initial weight gain does stop.

Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful


Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th May 20

I have been on this pill since I was around 14 years old (I'm now 21). I never realised how badly it affected me. Looking back on being a teenager, I felt very depressed and unhappy which I think microgynon played a part of. Over the past few years, I have realised that I don't have much of a sex drive. Over the past month or two, my sex drive has almost disappeared. I am in a stable and long-term relationship, however I have never once been able to orgasm - I obviously really want to but I just can't! I either get really close, and then it just doesn't happen, or I become way too sensitive that any vaginal stimulation just feels really uncomfortable and not enjoyable anymore. I would recommend microgynon in terms of sorting the regularly/flow of your period, however I would not recommend it if you are predisposed to poor mental health issues and you don't want it to have a massively negative effect on your sex drive.

Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful


Microgynon 30 ED pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

60% of microgynon 30 ED pill reviewers reported period like cramps

46% of microgynon 30 ED pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

46% of microgynon 30 ED pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

43% of microgynon 30 ED pill reviewers reported lower back pain

40% of microgynon 30 ED pill reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

Possible microgynon 30 ED pill side effects

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