10/10/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have had no contraception for years and my body obviously didn’t agree with this pill. Only took it for a month and had to stop because changed my thoughts, moods and emotions too much. Also messed up my periods. I used to have a period that lasted 3 days. When I took these pills the period lasted 8 whole days, heavy too. Breasts were tender.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

It has only been 1 month since stopping taking them and only now do I start to feel semi normal again. I will not be taking these ever again!

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