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hi wonder if anyone can advise or has same as me im nearly 40 i am on the combined pill called micrgynon was put on this by my doctor about 2 months ago after i was having problems with yasmin i keep getting pms symptoms which start about a week after i start taking pill they include feeling very tired , stomach cramps like i want to start my period when in fact not due for 3 weeks !, feel like i am coming down with a head cold but never do and these symptoms seem to carry on till i come on then disappear as soon as i start my period and come back again a week into taking pill. what is happening now is all my symptoms are coming back feel awful last month i was fine that was my second pack on microgynan i mainly take the pill due to bad periods as was on coil up until 2 years ago i just dont no wot to do feel very depressed effecting my life my doctor
said if this didnt work would put me on depo (pill injection) but dont want that been on it about 18 yrs ago and it makes u put weight o

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replied June 11th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A13097
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The symptoms that you are getting while being on Microgynon could be related to the high dose of progesterone in it.
Discuss about this with your doctor/gynecologist and see if you can be put on a combination pill which has lower progesterone level. It would help you not to get these symptoms again while being on the pill.

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