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baby free guaranteed (well 99%)

easy to forget to take them

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I've tried a wide variety of contraception methods, everything from condoms to the contraceptive injection and in my opinion Brevinor is by far the best.

I began taking Mycrogynon (a combined pill) when I was 15 as I was suffering from severe period pains. they were so bad that each month I was being violently sick, fainting and occasionally even being rushed to casualty! At first Mycrogynon was brilliant, my periods were really light and completely pain free. However, in exchange I developed splitting headaches and gained about a stone. My doctor suggested that the injection method may be more suitable for me and so I opted for this but whilst the headaches subsided I continued to gain weight and with it stretch marks (which are still there unfortunately). It also made me periods irregular, I would be on for a month continuously followed by a three month spell without one. Each time this happened I became convinced that something had gone wrong and I was pregnant.

Following these disasters I had a spell of experimentation in which I tested a variety of methods before finally hitting upon Brevinor. I have been taking Brevinor for almost a year now and I can't see myself changing any time soon. Whilst I have gained some weight the majority of this has situated itself on my breasts (not something I'm complaining about). The only other disadvantages I have encountered is the fact that I do sometimes have quite painful periods now although I have yet to be physically sick or faint. And also I have forgotten to take them on occasion as they are very small (I managed to drop one down the plughole!) On the other hand they are blue so quite easy to see. Obviously the side effects for each person may be different and you will have to undergo a consultation with a doctor to discuss possible problems like migranes or blood clots. Other than not getting pregnant the main bonus for me is being able to choose when I will have my period. Useful to me as a Drama student but also excellent for when you go on holiday etc.


The pill can be obtained by getting a prescription from either your doctor or from a family planning clinic (however, a consultation with an on call doctor is still needed) this prescription can then be exchanged for the pills at most chemists. (I have yet to find one who doesn't stock Brevinor). Remember that the contraceptive pill is designed to prevent pregnancy and does not protect against STDs or STIs. In my experience the benefits outweigh the disadvantages and if you are considering taking the pill as your method of contraception I would definately recommend trying this one.

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lulu2004 17.05.2004 01:41

Microgynon gave me acne. I'm also on brevinor now, and like you it's my chests that has gained in size.. i don't mind, and my boyfriend certainly doesn't complain

carly_pussycat 13.05.2004 13:47

I hated Microgynon as well!

s_jones_2003 13.05.2004 02:46

I think I suffered similar effects to you with Microgynon, really suit me! I'm on Dianette now which is great for me, it also helps with acne and spots so I've got clear skin and reduces hair on your body so my legs don't need shaving nearly as much! Sarah x

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Long Name Contraceptive Pill
Type Contraceptive Pills
Manufacturer Brevinor
Type for Subname Female Contraception

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