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Lowdown18211



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Lowdown user
22 years old
31. Juli 22

The insertion process was awful despite taking painkillers beforehand and doing everything I was advised to (the nurses at the appointment were also so unsympathetic when I nearly passed out). Immediately after fitting I had horrendous cramps and hot flushes which lasted for several days afterwards and I was bedbound. This pattern of heavy cramping and bleeding continued and I also experienced quite severe low mood. I struggled to book an appointment to have it removed as they told me it needed time to settle down (they were suggesting anywhere between 3-8 months) but I eventually managed to get it removed a month after having it fitted. If it weren’t for the low mood I might have stuck through for a few months to see but I honestly felt so low every single day. The removal process was surprisingly smooth however!

Lowdown user
22 years old
31. Juli 22

I have mixed feelings about the mini pill. I started taking it in 2018 after trying a combined pill and at first I was over the moon. My periods had stopped, it didn’t cause the mood swings that the combined pill did etc. But now I’ve been on it for 4 years I am being affected by my low mood, loss of sex drive and breakthrough bleeding with severe cramps and breast tenderness. I’m looking to move away from hormonal contraceptives all together but this was probably one of the best of a bad bunch.