05/11/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Pros(from my experience)- stopped periods, less pain. Cons- bad soar acne, very anxious, very angry and irritated like rage with everything everyday, bad moods. Did take combined pill before, took a 2 week break and moods less negative; then started mini pill – moods even worse(therefore believe it could be the pill).Still currently taking this but have debated coming off recently due to the negative moods but worried to go back to the pains as I used to pass out and couldn’t cope etc. Also, experience migraine in back of head not sure if it’s the pill or not. Was told migraine with aura.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Headaches

Spots or acne

Back pain

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Latex allergy

Increased sweating

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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