07/09/2021

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been taking the mini pill for a little over 3 months or so. I’ve had mild side effects compared to the combined pills, IUD and the NuvaRing I’ve tried in the past. Dizziness, mild nausea, fatigue and MASSIVE hair loss. I’m unsure if it’s the pill or after baby hormones causing the hair loss, but either way it’s upsetting and alarming. Better than being pregnant (in my case anyway, I have 6 kids lol) but just bothersome really. No other major issues so far.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Back pain

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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