Woman suffers severe health issues and loses friendships due to progestogen contraceptive pill

  • 17 days ago
A young woman said that the contraceptive pill made her so "nasty and rude" that she ruined friendships and earned the nickname "Rowdy Russell" from her friends, as doctors failed to recognise her intolerance to it.
Katy Russell began using contraception at 15 to alleviate period symptoms. In September 2021, during a relationship, she was prescribed the combined mini pill. However, she soon experienced severe mood swings, anger outbursts, and weight gain, indicating something was wrong.