06/08/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Worst experience I’ve had on contraception. Very sore breasts AND nipples, lots of spots, weight gain and I was irritable/angry ALL the time. The side effects started a few days into taking it. I rode out the entire prescription thinking they might settle but this form of contraception wasn’t for me.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

The side effects of the pill subsided pretty quickly once I stopped taking it. I was happier and more at ease and a lot less angry. My skin took a few weeks to clear up and back to the way it was before. It took me about 3 months to drop back to the weight I was at before taking it. I’m also much less bloated now.

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