21/03/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Since being on this pill I’ve constantly spotted for 6 months. I was absolutely fine mental health wise before but now anxious thoughts and feelings are affecting my daily behaviours. I have constant breast pain and my hair is constantly greasy, my hairdresser says this is due to the hormones in the pill. I’ve noticed an increase in spots which are also scarring when they go. Struggling to decide which contraception to move to instead.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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