Progesterone only / Mini pill


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


This is the first contraception I’ve tried and I’m pretty happy with it. I know everyone reacts differently and sadly we just have to ride it out for a while. When I first started taking this pill I cried for no reason for about 2 weeks then my mood was fine again. I then spotted for about a month and had cramps for a few days but it didn’t affect my day to day life. After that i had 4 months with no bleeding then I’ve started spotting again so I’m guessing it’s just irregular bleeding which doesn’t bother me. I had horrific periods for 10 years to the point I was throwing up and missing school/uni because I was bed bound even with strong painkiller so having no periods has been a godsend. The only side effects I’ve had have been feeling slightly more anxious (but this could be covid related so will wait and see) and sore boobs. I don’t have big boobs but they were SO sore for 2 months when I first started that I had to wear a sports bra 24/7 and now they are just randomly sore sometimes. Another issue I had which I didn’t think was caused by the pill but others have mentioned is constipation. I couldn’t go to the loo without laxatives for about 6 weeks and I was getting really worried about it which in turn made it worse but eventually I went back to normal. Overall I like this pill and it stops my periods which is the main thing so I’ll keep taking it unless anything changes.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
No change
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

No effects

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