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Micronor pill side effects

3.0

6 reviews

What Lowdown reviewers say

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67% no impact on mood

50% stopped periods

67% no impact

67% gained weight

100% no impact on skin

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Micronor pill

Micronor pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

67% of Micronor pill reviewers reported period like cramps

67% of Micronor pill reviewers reported thrush

50% of Micronor pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

50% of Micronor pill reviewers reported tender breasts

50% of Micronor pill reviewers reported lower back pain


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3.0

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  22nd Feb 23

Micronor pill  

I am currently on Norethindrone and i do not recommend it. I have been eating healthy and trying to stay active. I have gained a total of 7lb in the last 3 months. It does not matter what diet i am on. I keep gaining weight. I also got mild headaches in the beginning. My breast are super tender and they feel larger. My appetite has increased a lot from being on this pill. I am planning on no longer taking this mini pill.

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Somewhat negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Mar 21

Micronor pill  

This medication improved my skin and stopped my periods and I didn’t get pregnant so it definitely went above and beyond it’s job. However, I’ve gained 15 pounds thus far and it seems like thats continuing to go up. I will likely stop taking it soon for that reason alone. Otherwise, it’s been the perfect experience of birth control.


Gained weight

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Sep 19

Micronor pill  

This has worked well for me for years, no side effects (I already had migraines) and it reduced and lightened my periods.


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Jun 19

Micronor pill  

This pill was more a slow and gradual change in my mood and symptoms compared to others like cerazette. However, over the course of a year I gained weight, was generally more unhappy. I ended up having a very painful period once a fortnight for the first 3 months. This did calm down and it wasn’t an awful pill, but I still would rather stay off hormones.


Somewhat negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Jun 19

Micronor pill  

was worried about side effects after a bad time with cerazette. nothing like it, much preferred being on this. Shame it's been discontinued and now on noriday. same drug, different brand


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 8+ yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Jun 19

Micronor pill  

Using to start to prevent pregnancy then it was to stop my periods as I had periods lasting 2 weeks so it stopped those and now single 3 years don’t need to prevent pregnancy but just in case but I am now 47 so lower risk. XxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxfxxxxxxxx


Decreased sex drive

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