07/10/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Good if you are good at taking a pill daily and you are not able to take a combined method, I have never been able to so POP has been my only daily method. Sex drive sadly noticeably decreased alongside lower mood, however minimal bleeding and reassurance of adequate contraception have kept me on this method for years on and off between trialling LARC methods

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

No effects

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