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Community Level 1NicoleMc

NicoleMc

microgynon 30 is Evil if you suffer with bad headaches

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesdisabling headache nonstop

"...headaches then stay away from microgynon 30. Main Use Active Ingredient Manufacturer Contraception Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms, levonorgestrel 150 micrograms. Bayer What is it used for? * Contraception. * Endometriosis. * Menstrual disorders such as painful periods (dysmenorrhoea), heavy periods (menorrhagia), irregular periods, continuous, heavy menstrual bleeding or premenstrual tension. When can I start taking it? Ideally, you ..." Read review
05.03.2009

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Community Level 1Skepsis

Skepsis

Microgynon 30 - Side Effects

AdvantagesReliable, Lighter and Regular Periods

DisadvantagesDepression, Weight-Gain, Spots, Headaches

"Microgynon 30 is a combined oral contraceptive pill… in layman's terms, it helps prevent babies! It can also be used to alleviate PMS and other negative symptoms associated with a woman's menstrual cycle. I have been taking this pill for several months and would like to add my experiences, both positive and negative, in the hope that these will offer assistance to anyone currently weighing up the pros and cons of Microgynon 30. Firstly, please ..." Read review
31.12.2007

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Community Level 3angel.sue

angel.sue

My story

AdvantagesA reliable form of contraception

DisadvantagesCan have very serious side effects

"...my flatmates was also prescribed Microgynon that I made the connection. She and been a happy-go-lucky sort but suddenly her boyfriend reported that she was having violent mood swings, being angry and then crying. I was not as severe as me but significant. Still I did not make the connection. Then another flatmate was prescribed Microgynon for period pains. She had always been a calm sort but suddenly she would burst into tears for no reason. It ..." Read review
06.06.2003

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Community Level 7Delicate_O...

Delicate_Orchid

A very mixed bag of tricks

AdvantagesRegular & lighter periods, reduced pains

DisadvantagesDoes not combat spots, does not take away all pains, nausea

"...up with none other than Microgynon 30. I have been using Microgynon 30 for a year now. When reading this review and looking at my rating, please bear in mind that my opinion is based on a comparison with my previous pill, which certainly deserved 5 stars in every respect. ***The product*** Microgynon 30 comes in a white and green box and contains a pill tray with 21 beige pills. Each pill contains 150 micrograms of the progestogen Levonorgestrel ..." Read review
10.10.2004

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Community Level 6emu128

emu128

I POP PILLS DAILY...

AdvantagesEffective, Appropriate

DisadvantagesDidn't help my periods

"...My nurse put me on Microgynon 30 and explained everything to me. I had to have my blood pressure taken and I recieved 3months worth of pills. I could only receive 3months worth because I was underage and in a few months when I turn 16 I can receive 6months worth. I now visit regularly and have made a close bond between me and the nurse, I can tell her everything, how things are going and how I am in general! The pill is FREE to recieve and I can also ..." Read review
01.09.2002

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Community Level 1Aimoh

Aimoh

Microgynon 30 - Not pregnant, Depressed

AdvantagesNo babies, consistancy of dosage, easy to take.

DisadvantagesDepression, irregular bleeding.

"===What is Microgynon 30?=== Microgynon 30 is a contraceptive pill that, when taken properly, will do as it says on the pack, it will stop you from getting pregnant by stopping the release of an egg every month. It also thickens the "Mucas Plug" so it is a lot harder for anything to get in there. But there is no point in me waffling on for ages about what it is - any doctor will be able to tell you more precisely if you need to know. ===My ..." Read review
11.08.2010

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Community Level 1Deluded88

Deluded88

Microgynon - My horrible three years.

AdvantagesIt stopped me from getting pregnant, it is an easy method of contraception

DisadvantagesExtreme mood swings, lack of motivation, increase of migranes, depression.

"I began taking this pill when I was 18 as I went to the doctors to get on the pill. I wasn't aware at the time that there were so many different kinds of combined pill. I found the pill very easy to use and took it religiously, every day at the same time, without fail. (Which is the best way to get its full effectiveness). I continued on this pill for three years, over the three years my asthma worsened severely, I had never had an asthma attack over ..." Read review
17.11.2009

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Community Level 3fabolous

fabolous

pain..no,pregnancy risk..no, periods..yes:(

Advantageslighter, shorter periods, little chance of children, easy to take

Disadvantagesremembering to take them, side effects

"... When I first went on Microgynon 30 I was 15 years of age, and had (and still have) a close relationship with my mother (she's the type who thinks she's both your best friend and mother all wrapped up and packaged in a size 14)...anyway, so I confided in her that I was thinking, just thinking, of maybe sleeping with my boyfriend though I was aware I was underae and could not until I reached the age of consent. As a 'new age' mother, she decided to ..." Read review
12.01.2004

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Community Level 5Gwenick

Gwenick

Sex, sex and yet more sex

AdvantagesPMS is reduced, period pains vanish and shorter periods

Disadvantagessome side effects can be fatal!

"ITS BACK!!! No it’s ok you don’t need to call an ambulance – I haven’t gone completely mad. The ‘IT’ is my sex drive. You see it ‘vanished’ when I started taking a pill called Micronor (I’ve written an op on it so won’t go into any details here). The doctors tried to tell me that it was probably my hormones since my son was, at that time, only a few months old. However, I insisted it was ..." Read review
19.10.2001

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Community Level 4JoMerrington

JoMerrington

No little sprogs for me

AdvantagesEffective contraception

DisadvantagesCan have serious side effects

"The pill is almost 100% effective in preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. This contraceptive is a combined pill and comes in packs of 21 sugar coated tablets containing both progestogen and oestrogen. The tablets are very small and can easily be taken without water. The days are marked on the strip so you’ll always know whether or not you’ve taken it…..as long as you’re not like me and actually know what day it is in ..." Read review
28.05.2001

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Community Level 1cbkav19

cbkav19

Thank god an end to those terrible pains

AdvantagesLighter period and reduced period pains,these combined it makes for a very effective contraceptive.

DisadvantagesThe possible risk of losing or missing a day.

"...i was, to me, Microgynon 30 was a symbol of an easy, care free life my friends could only hope for. My teachers introduced the idea and my mother was supportive. Being a nurse she knew all the pros and cons of taking a contaceptive pill, but at 15 there were far more serious ideas that enterd her head if i was to take Microgynon 30. I suffered terrible period pains, i would be in bed from the start to finish, sick and crying because of the immence ..." Read review
19.01.2005

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Swings and Roundabouts

Advantagesregular, lighter periods, 12hour leeway for forgotten pills

Disadvantagesremembering when to start the next pack!

"I first used Microgynon 30 at the suggestion of my GP. Foremostly as a contraceptive, but also to adjust my hormonal levels as I am/was an acne sufferer. I took it for a year and a half, and for the first 12 months it was the best thing I could've been recommended - my periods were not only regular, but they were spot on to the hour (!!) and my skin actually did show some improvement. I was new to contraceptive pills, and the combined pill ..." Read review
27.05.2001

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Community Level 3silver_hot...

silver_hotpants

My experience with Mycrogynon 30, a month gone.. Review with images

AdvantagesNo babies (if taken correctly)

DisadvantagesFor me, depession (however can be different for many people)

"The pill has changed women's lives dramatically over the years, it has given them to freedom to take control over their own fertility. Aparently in Britain 1 in 3 women use the pill. I've been taking Mycrogynon 30 for a month now as I decided it was time to be responsible and plus I'm allergic to latex which of course means condoms are pretty much out of the question. HOW IT WORKS The combined pill contains two hormones called: oestrogen ..." Read review
04.04.2004

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Community Level 5aznchick

aznchick

One thing i dont mind swallowing!

Advantagesno pregnancy, bigger boobs

Disadvantagesremembering to take them

"...and weight checks. *So what is microgynon 30?* Microgynon 30, or commonly called "the pill", is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing the two female hormones oestrogen and Progestogen. When it is taken correctly it is very unlikely you will become pregnant. The pill is a very effective method of birth control. *What do they look like?* The pills come in a small white and green box. Each box contains an information leaflet and a set ..." Read review
15.09.2004

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Community Level 2y2kati

y2kati

Good, if you want to put on weight!!

AdvantagesEffective, easy contraception

DisadvantagesRemembering to take the things, slight side-effects

"...helped me. I have been taking Microgynon for about 2years now and it has worked very well for me, the only problem being two days of nausea, a few days after starting a new pack. Because of this I am currently trying a lower dose pill to see if it makes any difference. It comes as a pack of 21 tiny tablets (easy to swallow, even without water) that you should take about the same time everyday. You then have 7 pill free days when you should have ..." Read review
08.06.2005

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