Lowdown586

Joined at November 2021

16. Nov. 21
Marvelon pill - Combined Pill

It was convenient and pain-free, but after I stopped taking it, my partner and I both noticed that I felt less depressed and my libido increased. I am considering restarting the pill due to suspected endometriosis to help reduce pain, but I'm worried that I will feel more depressed if I do.

 
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Time used

8+ yrs

Stopped using

625

Impact whilst using

Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

Improved

Sex drive

Reduced

Weight

No change

Bleeds

Don't know

Other side effects whilst using
 Thrush
 Headaches
Experience coming off Marvelon pill

3 years after stopping the pill, I have suspected endometriosis which may have been masked/kept at bay by the pill for 10 years. Negative: my skin got dramatically worse for 18 months and my periods were irregular for 2 years. Positive: my mood improved significantly and my libido increased (had been very low on pill).

Impact after using

Mood

Very positive

Skin

Got worse

Sex drive

Increased

Weight

No change

Cycle return to normal

18 months - 3 years

Other side effects after using
Period like cramping
Back pain
Darker body hair
Increased body hair
Cystitis
Pelvic infection
Vaginal discharge
Headaches
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