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Norgeston pill Reviews

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Norgeston pill reviews

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Lowdown user
23 years old
today

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

Lowdown user
28 years old
2 weeks ago

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!)

Lowdown user
28 years old
23. Mai 22

It's not been terrible but I'm really not a fan of this pill. I'm on the pill for my endometriosis (to stop my periods) but I can't use the combined pill due to migraines. I've still had periods on this pill - they've been very regular though, with 26 day cycles. My skin has been really bad. It's been very oily with more acne which has been on my back/shoulders/upper arms/chest as well as my face. I've also gained weight quite quickly which has resulted in a lot of stretch marks. I've completely lost my sex drive. I get a lot of pain around ovulation and in the week before my period, as well as my period.

Lowdown user
29 years old
11. Apr. 22

I changed to this mini-pill from Cerelle as that one gave me quite bad anxiety. Apart from slight weight gain, feeling tired in the few days before my period and having quite a heavy period in the beginning this pill has regulated my periods and shortened them. Will continue using it.

Lowdown user
22 years old
10. Apr. 22

Whilst it shortened the length of my period they’ve become very irregular, meaning some time I have a week between full period and some times a month or so. Also I get intense cramping on the first day. But it’s decreased my migraines. Not the worst for me but definitely not the best

Lowdown user
30 years old
17. Jan. 22

Overall, being on this contraceptive my experience was fine aside from hair loss. I had no other side effects I could associate with the pill other than the hair loss which was distressing. Coming off of this pill was a NIGHTMARE though. After having been on it for 10 years I believe it has messed up my body’s ability to naturally regulate my hormones. The first 6 months off I experienced severe anxiety, heart palpitations, panic attacks, leg tremors, night sweats, heavy flow, and cramps all throughout my cycle. I’m now over a year off and still experiencing these side effects though they are less severe

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

This pill is the DEVIL. I’ve tried many pills and this is the absolute worst. It starts off fine but somehow worsens the longer you are taking it?? Awful headaches, bleeding heavy enough to be using more than 3 sanitary towels per hour which lasts weeks. I was bleeding the majority of each month. The cramps were unbearable. Painful acne, THRUSH (which I never usually get), and caused me to have depression the worst I’ve ever experienced. As soon as I stopped taking, every symptom disappeared. I know everyone has different experiences on each contraceptive, but a pill that has the potential to cause all of this can’t be good for anyone. Please avoid for your own health.

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

Irregular periods, I was bleeding 2 weeks out the month every month for 4 months, then I skipped a month and after that I started bleeding every 3-5 days continuously. Stomach cramps were the worst and I felt really sick. I chose this because I can’t have combined due to migraines with aura but I got that with this pill too!

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

I recently left a review stating that Norgeston might be ‘the one’ but since then I’ve had to stop taking it due to awful indigestion/ heartburn/ acid reflux. It’s daily and started when I started taking Norgeston and also happened with Cerelle a while back. Even after stopping taking it, it hasn’t gone away... Also my moods were awful. I felt numb and annoyed at everything/ everyone. Developed a complex of always being right. Hated this pill in comparison to low dose combined but I’m not allowed to take that because of migraine with aura.

Lowdown user
27. Sep. 21

I have been on this pill about 2 months, it seem good to start with no spotting then i started a period after 3 weeks of being on which i thought was normal, 16 days later and i am still on the same period, it starts to get lighter and then next min its heavier

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