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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?
Personally not keen on condoms for long term use, in a long term relationship. I have been reading that these symptoms can be caused by a progesterone dominated pill and was wondering if anyone had switched pills and how they reacted. I will not stay on this pill and if I don't find a pill that works may try the copper coil but am a little squeamish at the thought.
I had a mirena coil after experiencing side effects on microgynon. It really was sooooo much easier once it was fitted. I had it for 4 years before having it taken out to have a baby, and I'll have another one once we've had a second. The insertion wasn't pleasant, but it took about 5 seconds. Completely worth it.
Shala- so being on the mirena did you experience any kind of hormonal side affects or did you feel your normal self?
Raskova - so are you still having side effects being on the combined pill or have they got better when you switched to a different pill? They may be common side effects of the pill but I am not prepared to put up with them if no libido there is no point being on the pill for me iyswim.
I switched to a different pill and it was much better. I'm sorry, but I now can't remember the name of the pill! It definitely can make a difference though, so if you want to carry on taking the pill, it's worth asking for a different one.
I have been reading about Yasmin thinking of asking the nurse to change me to that as has lower/different progesterone,but heard they are reluctant to prescribe as expensive. Fan of did they prescribe it to you easily?
Raskova I know what you mean I have been on the pill throughout my 20's and just thought the side effects I'm having now were my normal self until I have been off the pill for a year now and never felt better but now we need to use birth control again and turned to the pill as first option.
I do think I will try a different pill first to see if I am more compatible with another one if not I think I would try the coil.
A woman I used to know in Amsterdam had some sort of rubber ring she put in for three weeks and took out for a period. No idea what that is tho. It was almost ten years ago she told me tho. It began with m (the brand not the instrument)