21/07/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Was happy with this pill at 1st as my 1st pill softened my cervix and I was bleeding badly if I had intercourse. It stopped my period however it’s impacted my weight, my moods, I’ve never suffered badly with sweating and now have to change my top etc more often when I’m very hygienic eg shower atleast twice a day, wash clothes every day, deodorant so on so fourth. I’m going back to my doctor as I need something different or maybe to come off the pill completely and just rely on condoms because my moods and weight have been impacted so badly.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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