23/05/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Had constant bleeding for pretty much the whole 3 months I tried it:( only stopped when given a further hormone pill from my GP-which made me feel awful. Plus side for me was that I didn’t have much breast tenderness or bloating.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
6 - 12 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Periods took while a while to get back to normal even though I was only on the pill for 3 months. Noticed I wasn’t as negative in mood when off of it.

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