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Rigevidon

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Bexter801 Mon 12-Feb-18 22:27:54

Basically I'm wondering has anyone else tried this combined pill? I've been on it (rigevidon)only a week and am exhausted,cramps,nagging headache,mood swings. Is the non-hormonal coil effective/ less side effects? I've had implanon in the past and depo jag,numerous pills,all make me a monster! I was meant to get a procedure essure,but now has been taken off the market :/ Any feedback on similar experiences would be great smile

RandomUsernameHere Tue 13-Feb-18 11:52:53

Hi I'm on it, I did have a few cramps initially that were like period pains (but no bleeding) and then sometimes get a slight headache second day of the pill free week. Otherwise though I find it really good. It has the same active ingredients as Microgynon, so effectively the same thing just a different brand name.

Scoleah Tue 13-Feb-18 12:00:44

I'm on it too; have been now found around 18months.
I preferred microgynon (even though the nurse keeps telling me their the same) with rigvideon I have massive Hot flushes , they come more when I'm coming to the end of the pill before my Free week.
I mentioned this to the nurse and she said that it's because of the hormones in the pill and it's normal.. I never had this on the other one!

Bexter801 Tue 13-Feb-18 12:07:35

It's horrible,the way they dismiss your feelings isn't it? Give it three months! Three months,of what...being exhausted,headaches,cramps,weirdly flu like symptoms too :/ and then like magic they'll go away!! 18 months and your still being fobbed off as 'it's normal'

IHeartKingThistle Tue 13-Feb-18 12:08:28

Yep it's basically Microgynon which a lot of women don't get on with. I feel better off it but I need to be on the pill and it's the only one that doesn't make me throw up.

Would really like to try other forms of contraception but as most pills make me sick I'm too scared to try.

MrsMoggy Tue 13-Feb-18 12:10:49

I’ve used microgynon for years, they changed me once to rigevidon and I didn’t get on with it at all even though they are meant to be the same thing. Kept getting breakthrough bleeding and bloating, which I don’t get on microgynon. Luckily they let me go back to micro

Lules Tue 13-Feb-18 12:18:06

I didn’t know if was the same as microgynon. If i’d known I could have told her it didn’t suit me FFS. I said I wanted cilest as that was what I’d been on before I had babies but she wouldn’t give it to me for some reason. I’ve given up on the pill completely now.

Bexter801 Tue 13-Feb-18 12:30:03

@Lules I'm seriously thinking of giving up on it too,what's the point? I can't enjoy ANYTHING,so it defeats the purpose. I've tried so many things though,it seems ludicrous as to how they haven't found something that doesn't make women have to suffer even more! And if microgynon is basically the same,why have they changed it

wepeyif Tue 13-Feb-18 12:35:01

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Whatsinanameanyway201 Tue 13-Feb-18 12:47:19

This pill made me suicidal it was awful x

Bexter801 Tue 13-Feb-18 12:49:23

Really? Can I ask did you try anything else? x

RandomUsernameHere Tue 13-Feb-18 16:56:33

@Bexter801 they haven't changed it, it's just a different brand. You can still get microgynon. I think Rigevidon is cheaper, hence why the NHS is keen to prescribe it instead x

Bexter801 Tue 13-Feb-18 17:01:29

I've not felt right since I started it,bad cramps,headaches,and freezing :/ seriously tired and foggy. I'm not putting myself through this. I just wish there was a safe,care free method. I seriously do think there should be more options for men x

blacktiger Mon 19-Feb-18 20:10:00

I hated this pill. I was so on microgynon with no problems, came off to have baby. They put me on this one afterwards, again telling me it was the same just a different brand but it was awful! I suffered with terrible anxiety on it, i was convinced people were watching me judging what I was doing with my baby when in reality anyone looking at me wasn't looking at me, they were looking at this gorgeous wee boy I had with me. I came off it and felt instantly better. Just wished they'd let me back to microgynon.

Been on implant for last year but just made appointment to get that out as my weight gain is a joke.

Bexter801 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:47:11

Yeah I went off it(got a lecture from my doctor saying should at least give it 3 months)! No,I refuse to feel horrendous any longer than I need to,and like you I instantly felt human again smile yeah I had to come off implanon too,after not recognising what it made me. Can you not push for them to put you on microgynon? I mean can they really play God with your life,it's unfair if it worked for you

blacktiger Mon 19-Feb-18 21:57:54

I would like to go back on that but pretty sure they won't give me it due to my weight at the moment. I've gained nearly 3 stone. I'll certainly ask to go back on it but I'm willing to give the mini a try and then shift some of this weight before asking to go back to mycrogynon again.

gentlydoesit89 Mon 19-Feb-18 22:04:44

I must be in the minority then as it’s the only pill I get on with (with the exception of constant bad skin).
My doctor wouldn’t give it to me, said it was the same as another which made me really sick so I pay £15 every 6 months though Lloyd’s pharmacies to get the pill I want.
Quick weight check and blood pressure test and I’m set for half a year.
Been on it years now though, so should probably look into other forms..

blacktiger Mon 19-Feb-18 22:23:19

I didn't realise this was an option! Will look into that at some point, thanks smile

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