23/09/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
41-45
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I wasn’t using any form of contraception prior to this for a few years and went on it to reduce my chainsaw massacre like periods which were increasing (and been shown after tests to be nothing behind them). It has done that but increased irregular periods and spotting which is frustrating… however I can have sex without worry, and not so many extreme periods. I’m not bad at remembering to take it but may consider the implant again at some point.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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