19/09/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I switched from the combined pill to this one immediately so it is difficult to tell whether my weight gain is due to the progesterone only pill or stopping the combined pill. However, this pill made my depression much worse, to the point where I had to go back to therapy after improvements and went on sertraline (50mg) which worked so well. Also, my periods are erratic (occur maybe every 2-4 months), much lighter, but last up to a month! I can’t tell if migraines are due to progesterone only pill or sertraline, or both combined so I put “a bit” but they are quite severe migraines.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Back pain

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal dryness

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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