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Microgynon side effects

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Ilovecake80 Fri 30-May-14 16:50:31

I have been using microgynon 30 for a couple of months I have been having the following side effects. Low mood, lack of energy, libido gone. I have made a appointment to speak to the nurse about changing pill. Anyone had the same experience and changed pill? What pill did you change to and did your symptoms improve?

Advice appreciated

sparkle101 Sun 01-Jun-14 19:06:14


I was on micro twice (begged the doctor not to put me on it the second time but he said it would be different, it wasn't!

It was the headaches that did me in with it, constant and horrendous. I moved onto marvelon and it was amazing, stayed on it for years and had no issues at all. Also tried Yasmin but that wasn't great.

Would quite like to go back on marvelon but post ds my blood pressure is through the roof!

chocomochi Sun 01-Jun-14 19:13:51

Was in microgynon before pregnancy and that worked put fine. But GP put me on it after pregnancy and I also had headaches, tiredness, bleeds in-between periods. Now on Cilest, which seems to be a bit better with few side effects.

BuzzardBird Sun 01-Jun-14 19:20:12

I had Microgynon 30 years ago and can honestly say it ruined my life. Moods, headaches etc. If it wasn't for that pill I would probably be happy now.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 01-Jun-14 19:24:18

I was on that years ago. Huge mistake. Bled constantly for weeks

puppy123 Sun 01-Jun-14 19:26:25

I had all the above side effects with Microgynon and tried several other pills, then moved onto the implant which was brilliant. Maybe ask about that as an option?

Ilovecake80 Sun 01-Jun-14 21:21:28

Thanks for the responses, I think it may be worth trying another pill to see if a different one agrees with me.
Sparkle101- that's a shame about your blood pressure are you on the Yasmin now or did you try in before the marvelon?
Puppy what was your implant called or is there only one?

Ilovecake80 Mon 02-Jun-14 13:20:52

Doctor has prescribed me Loestrin 20 apparently has lower doses of hormone. Fingers crossed it works for me.

puppy123 Mon 02-Jun-14 17:59:11

Good luck with the Loestrin, I don't remember a choice of implant so there may only be one.

Ilovecake80 Tue 03-Jun-14 13:04:01

Thanks puppy yes there must be just one.

sparkle101 Wed 04-Jun-14 14:44:47

I tried Yasmin in between marvelon batches as a friend had been on it and said how her moods were much better on it, although I didn't have a problem with the marvelon I thought I'd try it but didn't really like it so back to marvelon I went!

Not on anything now, was prescribed mini pill but had bleeding all the time and huge headaches. Dh has had the snip so we're just awaiting the all clear.

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