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“The promised pill!”

published 18/05/2007

No obvious side effects!

3 hour window, may contribute to weight gain.

Hallelujah! Finally, a pill with no apparent side effects! After trying half a dozen different ones over the course of several years, and suffering everything from acne, mood swings and general permanent PMS to loss of sex drive or incessant bleeding, I cannot express how relieved I am to have...

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“Sex drive.....what sex drive”

published 13/07/2001

stops you falling pregnant (hopefully)

can affect you sex drive - badly

As I am breastfeeding my son there are a limited number of Contraceptive Pills which I can take. The one my doctor prescribed for me is Micronor - sometimes refered to as the mini-pill. WHAT ARE THEY They are a progesterone only pill and works basically by thickening the vaginal fluid (so that...

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Not for me

Great if you're BMI is normal

Doesn't even begin to cover you if you're slightly...

So, I recently posted on the Cerazette reviews saying that after a long while I had to change to Micronor. All was going fine with Micronor I thought - kept having these funny cramps in my ovaries still so the doctor booked me in for a scan, and sent my urine off to be tested. She decided I...

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Good

Can be taken when the combined pill is not suitabl...

Like all pills, can have side effects for individu...

I haven't written many opinions recently for Ciao, but I couldn't pass this section by without saying something of my experiences with Micronor. It all happened quite a few years ago and therefore I hope I am able to be fairly matter-of-fact about the whole thing and give a balanced view. Here...

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Not for me

Prevents pregnancy

Extremely unpleasant physical & mental side effect...

At the age of 20, I was admitted to hospital with stroke like symptoms caused by the combined pill. I did not know this at the time, but I should never have been given the combined pill as I very occasionally suffer from severe migraines. I am healthy, keep very fit & I don't smoke or drink. I...

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“I loved Micronor!”

published 08/04/2005

No babies! Few side effects

VERY irregular periods, must be taken at exactly t...

Micronor is a Progestin-Only Pill (POPs). Most Pills are Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs). I had been on COCs before, and had positive experiences with them. I went off the Pill for awhile and when I was ready to go back on it, the doctor suggested Micronor as it is slightly less risky for...

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“Micronor”

published 08/08/2006

You are in control of your protection

3 hour deadline

I was prescribed micronor after the birth of my son simply because i was breast feeding and the pop pills were the only ones allowed whilst feeding my son. I was very wary about going on to this purely because i have a mind like a sieve and would never remember to take the pill at the set time...

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Excellent

“Kills sex drive? Really?”

published 18/10/2009

Sexual confidence, no pregnancy, lighter periods

3-hour window to take it

I've been having sexual problems since the day I lost my virginity, it went from one problem to another: being allergic to latex condoms, getting irritation from non-latex condoms, then any pill I use gives me some weird side effect like irregular bleeding outside of my period, sore nipples, mood...

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“bit of a bore”

published 11/09/2006

Very few side affects

irregular periods

I take medication for epilepsy so was told I couldn't take the combined pill so I was prescribed the mini pill. This only contains the progesterone hormone not oestrogen. So unfortunately it doesn't give you the benefit of regular on time periods. I didn't suffer any side affects when I started...

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Not for me

Can't get pregnant

Can't have sex, grasy hair & skin, Tantrums

I have been prescribed micronor as i am a size 12 so not huge but my doctor thinks this increases my risk of getting thrombosis if i take the combined pill. I am 23 and have 3 children my oldest being 3 and youngest 4 months so its quite understandable that i don't plan to have more just yet...

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Satisfactory

“Micronor- a problem for me”

published 18/07/2008

Prevents Pregnancy, suitable for migraine sufferer...

Bleeding for 3 weeks out of 4, extremely heavy per...

I suffer from migraines, so was prescribed a mini pill rather than the combined pill. The doctor gave me micronor, and i set an alarm every day to make sure that I took it. No problem! However, I experienced very heavy long periods (my periods are heavy anyway) and by the 3rd month I was feeling...

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“the pill”

published 15/05/2008

works great, no side effects, no periods

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Micronor works well for me. I dont forget to take it because I set my mobile on a reminder for everyday and it goes off to remind me to take it at 5pm every day. I have been taking it almost 4 months now. At first I kept on bleeding for about a month but then it completely stopped and I did a...

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published 20/08/2008

I decided together with my GP to change from Cilest (combined pill) to Micronor because I was getting a lot of migraines. My GP said that Cilest probably did not help my migraines. I started taking them 3 months ago and first period was 2 weeks late, then I had slight specs of bleeding for 2 weeks. After another 6 weeks I have not had a period at all and feel bloated. I don't mind not having a period but will be going for a check up to explain this to my GP. Otherwise I have really liked taking these pills, I have only had 1 migraine so far which lasted a few hours when I used to suffer 3 or 4 times a month which could last days.

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Excellent

published 02/11/2008

Wow! My girlfriend was put on this pill after having some problems with a few other estrogen pills. Initially, those were causing her to have a lowered sex-drive and reducing the dosage helped a bit. However, her migraines increased and the doctor put her on this instead. One great side-effect was that her sex-drive came back like nothing i've ever seen before. Amazing. 3 hour window is not a problem. I can easily remember to remind her to take it.

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“No periods!”

published 03/08/2007

No periods, no side-effects

periods not back after stopped taking the pill

I decided together with my GP to change from Femodette (combined pill) to Micronor because I was getting a lot of migraines. My GP said that Femodette is probably not the cause of my migraines but it will be safer using a mini pill if I get migraines too. I started taking them 8 months ago and...

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