30/11/2020

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My periods would last 16 days with only 14day breaks which was the main reason for me to want to stop taking it. This was the first contraception I’ve tried. Started it 15/09 and switched to a combined pill on 30/11. I had some negative experience with thrush and cystitis but not sure whether to blame it on the pill. I’ve also been pretty emotional and complaining a lot but that might be related to relationship issues. I’m using cosmetics(tretinoin, clindamycin, azelaic acid) to treat spots and I had a break from them for a month and I saw some serious negative changes in my skin texture which might’ve been caused by the pill and went back to the cosmetics.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

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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