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Rated 2.5

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Rated 2.7

102 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Lovima pill ingredients

Main hormones in Lovima pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen


Noriday pill ingredients

Main hormones in Noriday pill

Androgenic progestogen

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Lovima pill reviews

4 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

Weight gain, tender breasts , fibromyalgia flare ups terrible , bleeding for 15 days so far , used to help ferritin deficiency, gained nothing but weight and pain

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

For the first 2 weeks this pill seemed to have no side effects apart from the odd cramp. During the 3rd week i was feeling very hormonal and felt nauseous. I completed pregnancy tests as i thought this felt like early pregnancy symptoms - negative. I rode it out for a couple more weeks but felt like the constant nausea was causing me anxiety and affecting work so had to stop. Breasts were sore and enlarged but this got better after the 3rd week. I would have liked to continue this pill if it wasn't for the nausea and anxiety.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Prior to using this pill I was on another brand if mini pill with no side-effects. The pharmacy decided to change the brand without warning, like they were changing a brand of sweets. I've steadily gained a lot of weight over 8 months. I'm a very active person & so the weight makes me look bloated & thick, mainly settling on my stomach, boobs & backside. I've also had some major mood swings, particularly with anxiety, which I've only just attributed to this pill. Plus side is I've had no periods & no issues with my sex drive. I will be coming off this pill & chatting with my nurse about alternatives.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

Weight gain, tender breasts , fibromyalgia flare ups terrible , bleeding for 15 days so far , used to help ferritin deficiency, gained nothing but weight and pain


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

For the first 2 weeks this pill seemed to have no side effects apart from the odd cramp. During the 3rd week i was feeling very hormonal and felt nauseous. I completed pregnancy tests as i thought this felt like early pregnancy symptoms - negative. I rode it out for a couple more weeks but felt like the constant nausea was causing me anxiety and affecting work so had to stop. Breasts were sore and enlarged but this got better after the 3rd week. I would have liked to continue this pill if it wasn't for the nausea and anxiety.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Prior to using this pill I was on another brand if mini pill with no side-effects. The pharmacy decided to change the brand without warning, like they were changing a brand of sweets. I've steadily gained a lot of weight over 8 months. I'm a very active person & so the weight makes me look bloated & thick, mainly settling on my stomach, boobs & backside. I've also had some major mood swings, particularly with anxiety, which I've only just attributed to this pill. Plus side is I've had no periods & no issues with my sex drive. I will be coming off this pill & chatting with my nurse about alternatives.


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Noriday pill reviews

102 reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I was on Noriday for just over 6 months. While my skin improved and my boobs got bigger, this was not worth the other side effects. Not only did I have constant break through bleeding but it tanked my mental health. I had been lucky enough to have never suffered mental health issues but since going on the Noriday pill, I have been riddled with anxiety and started having semi-regular panic attacks. It also killed my motivation for life (including my sex drive). I came off it 3 months ago in favour of the non-hormonal IUD and I am STILL feeling the knock on effects from this pill. I still have significantly bad anxiety / panic attacks which I am hoping goes away once my hormones regulate themselves but right now it feels like a never ending nightmare. Obviously everyone reacts differently to the pill but I just wish someone had warned me of this possibility before I started taking it.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I have no idea what to do, my options are limited. I’ve been on this since coming off desgesterol, which was working for me for years until it decided it wasn’t. Weight gain, dizziness and heavy periods. I’m always tired too.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

This pill worked perfectly for around a year then it started disagreeing with me. Most of the literature says that periods stop when taking this pill but that wasn't the case for me. They would come every month, last 7 days and be heavy for roughly 4 of those days. Then I started getting spotting/breakthrough bleeding most months. I mostly went on this pill to help my periods, it was disheartening that it didn't work for me as my mood wasn't massively affected and I felt it would finally be the pill that worked for me.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I was on Noriday for just over 6 months. While my skin improved and my boobs got bigger, this was not worth the other side effects. Not only did I have constant break through bleeding but it tanked my mental health. I had been lucky enough to have never suffered mental health issues but since going on the Noriday pill, I have been riddled with anxiety and started having semi-regular panic attacks. It also killed my motivation for life (including my sex drive). I came off it 3 months ago in favour of the non-hormonal IUD and I am STILL feeling the knock on effects from this pill. I still have significantly bad anxiety / panic attacks which I am hoping goes away once my hormones regulate themselves but right now it feels like a never ending nightmare. Obviously everyone reacts differently to the pill but I just wish someone had warned me of this possibility before I started taking it.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Sep 23

  •  Still using

I have no idea what to do, my options are limited. I’ve been on this since coming off desgesterol, which was working for me for years until it decided it wasn’t. Weight gain, dizziness and heavy periods. I’m always tired too.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

This pill worked perfectly for around a year then it started disagreeing with me. Most of the literature says that periods stop when taking this pill but that wasn't the case for me. They would come every month, last 7 days and be heavy for roughly 4 of those days. Then I started getting spotting/breakthrough bleeding most months. I mostly went on this pill to help my periods, it was disheartening that it didn't work for me as my mood wasn't massively affected and I felt it would finally be the pill that worked for me.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  30th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

Tender breasts 2ish weeks before period. Loss of sex drive. Very bad bloating and constipation at times. My anxiety increased but this could have been due to the relationship I was in. I would feel very depressed a day before my period, but the rest of the time I was OK. I would get pink/brown discharge a day or 2 before my period and I am still getting this after 4 months of being off this pill. My period were lighter which was good and I had no pregnancy which was good. I felt bigger (I don't weigh myself though) and this may have been because of the bloating or due to weight gain.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jun 23

  •  Still using

I have had some side effects, but they're all small and manageable. Ive found that if I take the pill on the dot of when im supposed to I don't get any symptoms, they just tend to pop up when I've taken a pill a little late (say 2 hours past when I was supposed to). For me this has been the best contraceptive I've been on, my libido hasn't been changed, i'm not bleeding excessively and I haven't noticed an effect on my mood either (all of which I had experienced to an extreme level on both other contraceptives I've used before; the Depo-Provera shot and the Cerazette (Desogestrel)).


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Feb 23

  •  Still using

I have been using Noriday for 1 month now. I started taking it on the first day of my period and found that my period pains were worse and my period lasted for around 8 days rather than 5-6. Since then I have had low level cramping and aching however nothing significant. I have had quite a lot of bloating but not change in weight. I do believe I have still ovulated this month and I haven’t seen any real change in mood or libido which are the two main things that are normally affected for me. Overall so far I’d say this has been better for me than Cerazette and Microgynon but will report back once I’ve used it for a while longer


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Feb 23

  •  Still using

I tried Noriday after a bad experience with Azalea (lot of heavy, painful bleeding). Noriday suited me perfectly. I experienced regular periods monthly. My periods were fine, not too heavy. I would experience some cramping for a week before my period every 3 months or so which wasn't ideal but not a deal-breaker. My skin cleared up so well since taking Noriday. I didn't notice any major changes to my mood. Any weight gain (minor) was caused by inactivity and being in a relationship rather than the pill itself. I did find that my breasts did feel quite tender before and during my period and grew a small bit since.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Dec 22

  •  Stopped using

made me bleed very heavily so I have to stop after a week


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Sep 22

  •  Stopped using

In comparison to the other combined pills I've used, this one caused less noticeable effects on my mood. It still went down, but not to full-on depression. The periods became quite irregular, coming after only two weeks and lasting a full 7 or 8 days, sometimes there was some spotting. On the last month my period disappeared completely and only returned when I stopped taking the pill. My breasts grew about 2 sizes, most of the time they were quite hard and painful. I gained about 5kg from my normal weight, despite none of my eating or workout habits changing, and it has gone down since I stopped the pill. Stopped taking it after 3 months as the side effects were not worth it, and will not use hormonal contraception in the future.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  27th Feb 22

  •  Stopped using

I changed to Noriday after having severe mood swings on Desogesteral. Best change ever! No side effects, that I could tell. It did however make my periods lighter and irregular to begin with sometimes longer and sometimes shorter. But it did it’s job very well and I would advice it to anyone wanting the mini pill. The one thing I will say is make sure you are very consistent with taking the pill like to the exact time and everything as I wasn’t and experienced an extremely rare side effect that only occurs if your inconsistent. I won’t go into details as it’s gross but know it’s very rare and well didn’t even hurt was just strange tbh. Stay safe ladies xxx


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