08/05/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I am currently using this pill but I am deciding whether to come off. I am only 2 months in and I was on the combined pill before so I am going to give it 1 more month before I ask to try something else. When I first started taking it I immediately saw an improvement from the combined pill, I felt more alert, more myself and had so much more energy. Sadly this pill has not improved my mood and if anything has made it worse. I have terrible mood swings and feel angry all the time. I have really tender breasts which I never experienced on the other pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

No effects

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