26/11/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

At the same time as starting to take the pill I had quite a few significant lifestyle changes around the same time which may affect some of my perceived effects. For example, I became a vegetarian and started using different spot cream, which may have helped to reduce my spots. I also took up a new sport, which may explain my weight loss. However, because the changes I noticed were pretty significant e.g. I suddenly had better skin after a month and found that i was losing weight after a few months, I can conclude that the pill probably either helps with clearing skin and weight loss or has no effect on these things allowing my lifestyle changes to affect them. Finally, after 12 months I am now noticing a change in my mood, I get upset more easily over things and have been experiencing regular feelings of anxiety which I have never had before. I have recommended this pill to my friends and overall they have said similar things to me about this pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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