Was great in terms of taking the pill back to back - no periods. But I ended up developing migraines and my doctor switched me to the mini pill because of that. Since switching from the COC to mini pill, my sex drive has come back.
A good pill if you want to run your packs back to back. Never had any random bleeding. This pill did give me increased anxiety and low moods. I was on it for a year previously and stopped it. When I look back it’s crazy to see the difference in my moods. I went back on it for a second time and again I feel extremely anxious and snappy/emotional. I have just switched pills, the dr recommended cilique... so we shall see if this improves things.
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
I had horrendous mood swings on this pill, I would cry all the time and get angry very easily. I had awful period pain, and my periods were extremely heavy and lasted much longer than normal. I felt sick quite often.
I was switched to this pill after issues with supply of my prior contraceptive pill (norimin 1) due to covid. Whilst I did not experience any weight gain, during the initial stages of taking this pill I suffered for unnecessary depressive mood swings and severe hormonal headaches (which did not experience prior to beginning this pill). Whilst the depressive mood did subside after about 3 months on this pill, the hormonal headaches continue to be an on going issue (I am currently looking into switching to another contraceptive pill due to the severity of the migraines). It should be noted that I suffer from PCOS and such my main reason for taking contraceptive pills is in order to regulate my hormones and period. In that regard this pill succeeded and I did not experience and spotting.
My libido is very low on this pill.
I was happy enough on this pill for about 4 years from the age of 16 to 20, however from 20 onwards the emotional side effects especially in the week before the withdrawal bleed were too much. I was crying all the time for no reason whatsoever which was very unlike me. I switched to the ring at the age of 21 and this definitely helped with the pms symptoms.
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.
I've been on this pill for 6 years, effects my moods less than other pills I've tried I.e. no depression on it but the loss of sex drive is a bit stressful. Also cystic acne... oh the nausea and headaches suck but I also get this peeling skin thing, just on my hands just during pms and then it disappears then comes back at the next cycle..
The only rhing that stopped me from taking this pill was the fact that I was starting to develop symptoms of depression. Not ideal! But if it works for you, go for it!