04/11/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

My GP put me on the minipill as I’ve struggled with migranes and headaches heavily in the past. I was almost ready to give up on this pill as after the first two months I would basically be constantly spotting and losing blood after sexual intercourse. The spotting and bleeding stopped after 4/5 months and this pill really hadn’t any other negative effect on me. I haven’t noticed any change in my mood or my weight and I am very satisfied.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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