19/09/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was put on this pill as I had to be taken off the combined pill. I was told my periods would stop after 6 months but had 12 months of 6-8 week long periods with 4-7 day breaks in-between. This pill also had a big effect on my mental health.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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