I went on Femodette after using Microgynon and I immediately noticed a few improvements. Mental health-wise I started to feel more like myself again within about a week, and my appetite went back to normal after being constantly hungry on Microgynon. However, my sex drive completely disappeared, my breasts hurt constantly, and while my moods were nowhere near as low as they had been on Microgynon, after coming off Femodette I realised that it had still made me quite angry and emotional.
It took a really long time for my periods to return and I was told by the doctor I had a 'sleeping ovary'. When they did return properly though, they were regular and 28 days. One key thing I did notice was that when I stopped taking Femodette it was the first time in around eight years that I had been completely pill-free. I distinctly remember being in the car one day and suddenly feeling what I can only describe as an emotional lift, like a grey cloud had disappeared from above my head and I immediately felt better and like myself. I realised I'd spent the best part of a decade feeling varying degrees of sadness, anger and anxiety.
Cycle return to normal
No side effects provided