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.
I started taking Microgynon when I was going through a difficult time in my life which meant it took longer than it usually would for me to realise the catastrophic effect it had on my mental health. I went from someone who is naturally very calm, resilient, and happy go lucky, to extremely angry and sad. I felt like I was constantly under an oppressive grey cloud. I was also constantly hungry, distractingly so, and gained a stone in weight within about two months. I had less periods because the pill enabled me to skip, however I had undiagnosed adenomyosis, so when I would have a period it was extremely painful.