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i think I took Micronor rather than Micronor when I took the mini-pill, but at its worst, my experience was similar to flamesparrow.
My experience was mixed - ok at first, regularish lighter periods but then about 18 months in irregular periods (about every ten days at one point) preceded by terrible PMT bordering on clinical depression (tearfulness for no reason, feelings of despair and hopelessness). At that point I jacked it in, played around as it were with the rhythm method and voila Steven
mini-pill isn't as effective as combined pill, and you need to be good at remember to take it - only 3 hours grace, not 12.
basically the combined pill stops you ovulating and throws your normal cycle out of the window completely, whilst the mini pill typically just tinkers around with it to prevent implantation/PG, and may prevent ovulation some of the time (for a few people it stops ovulation completely). I think it is quite common for the mini pill to cause irregular but lighter periods, but not that common for your periods to stop completely
i think that the progestogen in the mini-pill can also exacerbate any tendencies to depression.
i took micronor too, for years & years, & had no problems with it at all. you do have to be super-vigilant about taking it on time as mts already said. having said that, i don't think i'm going to go back on it after this pregnancy as i've had enough of hormones for a while so am considering a coil. would that be an option for you?
hadn't even thought about that. But had a coil yonks ago (15 years or so) and kept having even more severe & painful periods and more infections... then again I believe they're a bit more sophisticated nowadays
thanks nik72 I'll make a note of that. Am a bit torn now whether to start on Microval or not. I jumped at it because the GP said it'll lessen my periods and the pain... I'm a 'montly mega sufferer' iykwim