What is the best pill for period pain?
This can vary from person to person however more people find an improvement in their period pain on the combined pill.
We recommend starting with a combined pill such as Microgynon, Rigevidon, Levest if you have never taken it before as these have a lower risk of blood clots.
What pill is best for skipping periods?
The combined pill can be used to prevent a period.
The combined pill is taken for three weeks, followed by a pill- free break for 7 days. During this week off, a period-like bleed usually occurs. Taking two combined pill packs without a pill-free break, often means you should not have a period- like bleed at all.
We don’t recommend taking more than two packs of combined pills back to back without speaking to a doctor.
What pill is best for heavy periods?
Both the progesterone only pill and the combined contraceptive pill can lead to lighter less painful periods. With the progesterone only pills such as Cerazetter and Cerelle, this may take up to 3 months to occur and you may irregular bleeding or spotting daily during this time. Most people then go on to have no periods at all when using the progesterone only pill for longer than 3 months. The combined contraceptive pills may also take up to 3 months to lighten your periods, however even after this time you will continue to have a period -like bleed in between each pack.