19/09/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My experience was stressful. For the first month of using Desogesterel I had a period each week, and after that I had to deal with copious amounts soft vaginal discharge that ended up staining a lot of my underwear (panty liners did nothing to stop it).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I changed my contraceptive pill, and was put on Levest (combined pill), and everything cleared up – no excess discharge, no month long period. It really benefited me because I felt a little more in control of my body.

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