Took microgynon 30 for around 4 years and had no side effects - everything seemed fine. I came off it as no longer wanted to use contraception and again, everything was fine. Around 6 months later I started taking this again however the side effects were more severe this time. The most severe was the impact on my mood/emotions. I would be really low for months and months with no explanation and cry out of nowhere. It really didn’t suit me the second time around and ended up looking into other methods of contraception instead of hormonal because of the effect it had.