Side effects

Microlite pill side effects


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100% somewhat negative

50% regular periods

50% no impact

50% no impact

50% improved skin

Cycle return

100% in 2 months

Microlite pill

Microlite pill common side effects

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100% of Microlite pill reviewers reported sweating more than usual

100% of Microlite pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

100% of Microlite pill reviewers reported period like cramps

50% of Microlite pill reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

50% of Microlite pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

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Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th May 24

Microlite pill  

Initially when I started using microlite i didn't have any side effects and it regulated my previously irregular and long cycle. After about 8 months of use, I started having mental health symptoms and periods which lasted up to 3 weeks. I was v anxious and things which previously made me happy, seeing my friends, hobbies, sport etc didn't make me happy anymore. The doctor told me the dose of hormones was too weak to "override" my natural hormones and that that's why I was bleeding so much. She switched me to ovreena which was much better and all my symptoms subsided.

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Somewhat negative mood

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Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Feb 23

Microlite pill  

Although this was promoted to me as the lowest dose hormonal contraceptive pill it still had very real side effects which I disregarded for quite a while. The hormonal effect was enough to lighten my periods and acne, increase my breast size and appetite (and thus, weight) and so it also caused me years of intense progesterone-related fatigue and dulled my mood negatively. I know others who liked it and were happy with the more 'positive' side effects but worth being conscious of the hormonal effect even with a low dose pill

Somewhat negative mood

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