I took this for two months with no break but couldn't deal with the side effects any longer. I had a really dry mouth for a few weeks which did subside, but I had constant minor craps the entire time with spotting. My breasts were always tender and my sex drive FULLY went. It also made my mood crash which is the main reason I have stopped with it.
I assumed that as the dose was v low the side effects would be minimal, but I had the most dry mouth and my anxiety went sky high, to the point I lost my brain completely - paranoia, memory loss, brain fog. I had to come off it after a month as I couldn't stomach it anymore. Disclaimer - I do have severe anxiety and depression normally but this was something else.
I was on it for approximately 7 years after being diagnosed with PCOS. Never had any issues with being on it. Periods became regular and lighter and my skin was relatively clear. Had the usual spot on my chin every month but that was about it.
Overall a good pill. But the first few months gave me some anxiety type symptoms and you have to be bang on with taking your pill every day otherwise there's lots of breakthrough bleeding.
I’ve found this pill works for me in general. I have experienced some symptoms such as enlarged breasts and loss of sex drive but I find they get better again after my pill break. I’ve only had low moods on this pill when I’ve taken two packs back to back and it has really cleared up my skin. All in all it’s definitely the easiest pill I’ve been on yet.
Started it 8 y ago because I moved overseas and didn't want to risk getting pregnant abroad. GYN told me I would have to review my experience in 3 years. First 3 years were a bit weirded out, many new changes in my life therefore my mood was volatile. First period after the pill came late, GYN told me not to worry about it as I had never been regular beforehand. 3 years pass and I go for a review, the same GYN tells me there is no need for a review as I didn't have any problems. At the 5th year I start feeling heavy, constantly not comfortable with my body, hair loss happened during the year at a slow pace, mood constantly changing, going from irritable to crying my eyes out for the most stupid reason. Note that this is a low level hormon pill. I advise to use it for a few years but not over the 5. Long term use feels a bit tiring (physically) and body changes happen in the long run.
Very happy I didn't put on weight, if that's your concern this is great, However maybe a higher oestrogen might help so the 30/75 cos I lost my sex drive and had dryness and ... maybe my sleep and mood were a bit off ?
I’ve been on this pill for just over 12 months. I started on a different brand and made me sick 🤒. I was very anxious about taking the pill after my first brand experience but this pill is great. When I heard about the side effects, I thought I wouldn’t get them but after around 6 months, I started to notice. Enlarged breasts Weight gain Headaches occasionally And womb cramps
I get quite anxious about starting new medication because I worry about the side effects, but I had a pretty easy time with this pill. I used to get quite intense PMS a few days - a week before my period and this honestly stopped that. I was incredibly regular, and slightly lighter. The only negative side I had was increased sweating, but totally manageable and nowhere the horror show of side effects I was worried about. One year in, I had a silent migraine - this is the visual aura symptom of a migraine but the headache doesn't follow - so I had to come off it and switch to mini pill. I had actually had these types of migraine in the past and even though I did tell my GP that, they still put me on this pill, which I now discover they shouldn't have done because it ups your risk of stroke too much - definitely something to be aware of.
My mood swings before my period have become more severe, but only last for 3 days. Increased sex drive. I get thrush less often than when I was on Femodene.