Contraception Reviews

Does norgeston pill cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on norgeston pill

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Out of the 48 reviews for norgeston pill, 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 23

After being off this pill for 6 months I have seen an enormous improvement in my mood, weight and overall well-being. I gained 9kg on this pill! I’ve been the same weight for a very long time, so to gain 9kg in a few months seemed odd but it was shrugged off as an ‘age thing’ as I’m approaching 30. Yet as soon as I came off this pill I lost the weight. I in part put this down to the extreme bloating I experienced on this pill. Insane levels of water retention stopped me from being able to wear any of my clothes. Not to mention the constipation! This had a serious impact on my well-being, self image and consequently my sex drive. Retrospect is a wonderful thing. Just wish I’d tried coming off it sooner!

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Nov 22

I started taking this pill around 9 months ago after switching from another progesterone only pill (cerelle). The reason I switched was because the pat pill gave me a period every two weeks. When I first started taking Norgeston this issue completely cleared up, however, has now come back in the last two months. Aside from this I have also been noticing in the last few months I have been getting extremely low moods as well as very painful headaches so I’m thinking of switching to the combined pill

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Nov 22

After randomly having issues with the copper coil (after 5 successful years) and reluctantly having to go back on hormonal contraception I was dreading it but this pill is far better than any other mini-pills I've tried. I was able to compare the effects to my hormone-free self thanks to my time with the coil and in comparison to earlier pills/minipills in my late teens, I honestly feel like the side effects are far less. The main side effects that make me consider coming off it are increased in thrush outbreaks, cold sore outbreaks (both were very rare for me before I went on this pill) and low mood/angry moods. The main side effect I don't mind but encounter a lot is nausea. It's in comparison to other pills I've tried (A LOT) that I'm willing to accept the above side effects. I'll take a bit of low mood over whole-body acne, sky high blood pressure and heart conditions any day! (For context I'm not allowed on the combined pill again after I had blackouts and ended up with a heart condition after being on Cilest so my options are very limited. The copper IUD gave me a great 5 years but refuses to stay in place now (3 failed attempts with a new coil and not sure I can handle another) so it seems the mini pill is my only option!)

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Norgeston pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

69% of norgeston pill reviewers reported period like cramps

58% of norgeston pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

56% of norgeston pill reviewers reported tender breasts

48% of norgeston pill reviewers reported lower back pain

46% of norgeston pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible norgeston pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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