My cycle without contraceptive: I have very regular text book cycle of 28 days +/- 1 day) Menstruation: bleeding lasting 4-5 day Light bleeding on day 1-2 moderate bleeding day 3 Light bleeding day 4 Spotting day 5 Dysmenorrhoea starts 1-2 days before my period and stopping on day 2-3 of my period. Follicular phase so from day 6 of my cycle to day 13-14 I feel great - my mood improves, no body, emotional or mental health symptoms I feel I'm on top of the world and it's getting better with a climax on day 13/14 but on the last day I feel anxious- likely due to oestrogen levels being so high. Ovulation - I get Mittelschmerz ( ovulation pain) in right/ left lower quadrant it alternates every month- sharp achey pain lasts for the day does not bother me a lot. Lateral phase for me day 15/16 That's when I feel the opposite of how I feel in follicular phase- over time I feel low, sluggish, less able to cope with daily stress, fed up, negative, self critical, my concentration becomes more impaired and I'm more prone to mood swings. The worse day is the day before my period. The emotional issue resolve on day 1 of my period almost like a switch. I've started taking this combined pill because I was fed up of being controlled by my cycle. I tried other combined/ depo/ IUD/ injection and felt horrible on all. Mycrogynon - caused dark hair in wrong places and lots of tension all the time and anxiety. Yasmine - higher oestrogen levels I felt anxious all the time. Progestogen only contraceptive made me feel permanently in my luteal phase including the IUD.- low and depressed. Eloine I've taken in for 19 days so not even a full cycle yet, I've had constant breast tenderness and my breasts have become bigger ( not a bad thing!) the tenderness is controlled well with ibuprofen gel and a good fitting bra! First week or so I had mild pelvic cramps but compared to my dysmenorrhoea it did not bother me. Emotionally I've felt levelled. No follicular phase and no luteal phase variation. I constantly feel as if I am on my early to mid follicular phase ( probably due to the oestrogen). I'm sensitive to hormones and high oestrogen levels cause me anxiety and high progesterone levels cause me depression. So far so good. I'm planning on taking it 3 months continuously with a breakthrough bleed 4 times a year where I can book leave from work and hide for 4 days. I'll keep you guys updated.
Hi there, I found your review so helpful (I have a similar cycle and, after unbearable period pain with the copper coil for 4 years, have finally decided to start shopping for pills). I wondered if you are still having a positive experience with Eloine? Thanks so much.
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