26/09/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After a few weeks of being on this pill I started to notice my moods seemed to be all over the place. I thought it was settling down after a few months but then realised I was having some really ‘dark’ days and sometimes being really anxious. After a few months of wondering if I should live with it I decided to come off the pill to see if it was that. I felt better really quickly and after a month feel much more evened out, so this was not the pill for me! Good point was that I was having a very light bleed every 6 weeks or so, although it would last up to 7 days. Obviously I did not get pregnant so did it’s main job!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

No effects

Experience after taking

Only stopped about a month ago, had one bleed and now hoping my cycle will start to become regular again soon. Mood was up and down for the first few weeks but seems to have returned to normal now. Skin has been spotty and not sure if I am going mad but feel like my leg hair looks darker and is growing quicker!

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