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  1. #1
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    Microgynon 30 & its side effects

    Hi,

    I have recently started on Microgynon 30 and just wanted to check to see whether anyone else had the same effects and did they eventually go.

    I was on it for about two years and had no probs at all but had about a year break from it.

    My breasts have grown and are very sore.
    Getting bloated and feeling a bit sick.
    Getting tired.

    Please reply if you got these symptoms and if you had any other reactions.

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    **Mod response from Jo7: Jan 2012**

    Although this thread is now closed, it's a really popular one if you find us through search So, we've edited this original post to include the facts and info you need if you're worried about Microgynon

    Firstly, it's really common to experience side effects when taking the pill - especially in the first 3 months while your body is adjusting to the change of hormones.

    It's worth pointing out that there are over 30 different brands of contraceptive pill and it's also quite normal to not always suit the first brand you try.

    Take a look at these two TheSite articles full of advice and info on the matter:

    Finding the right contraceptive pill
    http://www.thesite.org/sexandrelatio...traceptionpill

    The pill: Common side effects
    http://www.thesite.org/sexandrelatio...monsideeffects

    The best bet if you're suffering from side-effects, are unsure about what pill to go on or thinking about changing, is to chat to your GP
    Last edited by Jo7; 30-01-2012 at 04:17 PM.

  2. #2
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    Your side effects are perfectly normal, although I can understand how they would also be getting you down.

    The best person to speak to about this is your nurse/doctor who prescribed you the pills, they will likely tell you that these side effects are normal and your body is becoming accustomed to having all these new things flying around your system!

    You can read more about the pill you are taking here:

    http://www.fpa.org.uk/guide/contracep/propill.htm

  3. #3
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    When I was on it before, when it would come up to my period, I would get headaches.

    Its the bloatedness thats doing my head in at the moment. Any tips to get rid of it? How long did yours last for?

    I not long started the pill again, I am at the point where Ive just started my seven-days with no pills - not long before starting my period.

    I was thinking that it these symptoms, mainly the tiredness and bloatness are just symptoms of PMS as I am about to start?! As its only been the last week the bloatedness started.

    I have found my knees have been aching a lquite badly over the last couple of days also, as if I have been walking for hours (but really I work at a desk all day).

  4. #4
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    Hi guys

    Its my first post on here, I googled for problems with Microgynon 30 and thankfully found this site so here goes..

    I have been taking Microgynon 30 for almost a year now but as past few months Ive found that my emotions have been all over the place. Im always worrying about things that could happen to my relationship and Ive even founy myself wondering if Im going crazy as Im anxious and becoming a right pain in the ass to live with! My boyf is great and we have no problems but Im always finding something to worry about and I guess its down to confidence but Im generally quite a confident person and before I was on the pill I definetely didnt worry about things this way. I have found myself crying at the stupidest things and wondering if I am half sane. After considering that it may be my pill and reading on here that other people have experienced something similar, do you think it is my pill or am I going crazy?

    Any comments much appreciated!!!!!

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    Go back to your GP and seek medical advice. There are loads of different pills available and certain types will suit some women better than others.
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  6. #6
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    Do you reckon that my pill could be the cause of all this craziness though?

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyLu202
    Do you reckon that my pill could be the cause of all this craziness though?
    The pill contains hormones, of which can make you loopy as they might do for example, before I went on the pill I was a lot more moody and unpredictable. Then again, your relationship is about trust and stability, and the pill should cause you to feel paranoid about your relationship.
    Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell... and you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you.

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  8. #8
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    My emotions went haywire on Mycrogynon. I took it for about a year, I was either yelling at people or crying... suddenly started with period pain and sore boobs, stuff I'd never had before.

    I went to see my GP and she put me on Yasmin - I've been absolutely fine since.
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    I just gt bigger boobs x
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    ive been on it about 9 months now and to start with i got quite depressed. my boobs grew and got sore and i felt a bit bloated. my boobs are still just as big but not sure anymore and i occasionally get down for no reason but to be honest i did anyway when it came to my period before i went on the pill so i dont think its much to blam


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  11. #11
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    Brusing

    Hi - Ive just started taking Micorgynon for about 4 weeks and Ive stated iching in my arms legs and stomach - and on my back today - bit I also have got 5 bruises on the tops of each inner thigh. and then before these have gone ive got 3 on my calves on one leg and 3 on the other calf. its as if ive been gripped by fingeres in a row and then the bruise has grown rectangualr and is about 1cm long for each mark - but im getting worried at the appearance of more and more bruises.

    Is the itching beforehand related?

    Anybody got feedback on this - im getting a bit worried!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steadycamuk View Post
    Hi - Ive just started taking Micorgynon for about 4 weeks and Ive stated iching in my arms legs and stomach - and on my back today - bit I also have got 5 bruises on the tops of each inner thigh. and then before these have gone ive got 3 on my calves on one leg and 3 on the other calf. its as if ive been gripped by fingeres in a row and then the bruise has grown rectangualr and is about 1cm long for each mark - but im getting worried at the appearance of more and more bruises.

    Is the itching beforehand related?

    Anybody got feedback on this - im getting a bit worried!
    This thread is quite old, you may be better off starting a new thread with your query and people will be more likely to help you rather than scrolling through this current thread.
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  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoopyLu202 View Post
    Hi guys

    Its my first post on here, I googled for problems with Microgynon 30 and thankfully found this site so here goes..

    I have been taking Microgynon 30 for almost a year now but as past few months Ive found that my emotions have been all over the place. Im always worrying about things that could happen to my relationship and Ive even founy myself wondering if Im going crazy as Im anxious and becoming a right pain in the ass to live with! My boyf is great and we have no problems but Im always finding something to worry about and I guess its down to confidence but Im generally quite a confident person and before I was on the pill I definetely didnt worry about things this way. I have found myself crying at the stupidest things and wondering if I am half sane. After considering that it may be my pill and reading on here that other people have experienced something similar, do you think it is my pill or am I going crazy?

    Any comments much appreciated!!!!!
    Im EXACTLY the same and was wondering if it was my pill

  14. #14
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    When I tried Microgynon 30 once, I had every side effect listed in the leaflet and felt thoroughly awful! Have learnt my lesson, I won't be doing that again. I don't really trust pills in general and try to avoid taking anything if possible. At OP, give this pill brand a month or two to see if your body settles down with it. If it doesn't, and you're still convinced you want a hormonal contraceptive and not condoms, then go back to the GP and request to try another type. Progesterone-only pill might be a bit better?
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  15. #15
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    Thumbs up Mircoygen 30

    Hello, I am 14 years old. I have been put on this pill as irregular periods and even bleeding though the mini-pill. I have been suffering heavy bleeding for up to 3 week for each cycle. I have been taking this pill for 13 days and now am suffering server migraines, fevers and back/neck pains and sharp pains in the lower right hand side of my stomach. I rang my specialists - #1 in western Australia and she recommend I lowered the dosage. I am now waiting to start my new amount and since then I still have had my migraine and random attacks of nose bleeds. I am just suggesting that if you are placed on the 30 gram dosage, you might like to lower just until your body gets used to the hormones.
    Thankyou

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