19/01/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
4'11"/150cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Mixed reviews for this pill. Switched to this as I was getting horrific migraines and I’ve not had one since which is a huge plus. Had a couple of very light periods in the beginning but not had one at all for months now which can be slightly alarming when you’re used to a monthly period, but I’m not complaining. If I ever stop taking any kind of pill, I tend to get big spots on my chin. But this pill along with others keeps that at bay… however, I have noticed in the last month or so I’m getting spottier – this time smaller spots on my chin, nose and anywhere on my face. Overall I think that’s better than the huge ones I used to get. Mood wise, I feel pretty demotivated and grumpy at the moment but I think that’s just me and not the pill. Can’t be sure. Boobs feel fuller and sometimes quite tender. I’ve also gained weight but again I think that’s just me and not the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

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