30/07/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I took this pill as I have been having crazily heavy periods for 2-3 years and became seriously anaemic. Also my husband and I wanted to not have to use condoms as a contraceptive. I took the pill for 5 and a bit months, and had to come off it as I could not stand the constant bleeding any more; I literally had two weeks with no bleeding out of the months I was on it. I also had agonising breast pain, stomach cramps, dizziness, absolutely no sex drive whatsoever. In short the pill was a good contraceptive because I could never have sex as I was always bleeding, exhausted, uninterested in sex and couldn’t bear to have my boobs touched!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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