25/01/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Desogestrel made me experience near-depressive mood swings constantly. I was having extremely bad emotional responses to everything, and I was forced to stop it within two months for the sake of my mental health. It was completely terrible to me and it absolutely devastated me emotionally and mentally. On top of it, I had been having near constant light bleeding for a month before I decided to stop it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I actually felt happy, and I realized that I’d forgotten how to felt to be happy when I was on the mini-pill. My mood calmed down and I was so glad that I wasn’t experiencing brutal mood changes.

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