21/03/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

3 - 6 months

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'7"/170cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb

Currently using

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

Time taken

Mood:

Very negatively

Impact on weight

Weight:

I gained weight

Had children

Periods:

Irregular periods

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Head

No effects on the head

Body

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Down There

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

The reviewer also experienced the following side effects...

Greasier hair constantly

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