27/01/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started taking this pill in March 2020 just after the first UK lockdown. I originally wanted a coil fitted, but had to make do with the mini pill because of the lockdown. For the first 6/7 months I had no periods whatsoever which was great and it didn’t seem to be causing me any issues. I was breastfeeding after giving birth to my baby in January, so not sure if this had an effect on my periods as well. After this time I had a constant period for 2 months with no signs of stopping. It was fairly heavy and came as a shock to me after being pregnant for 9 months and then having no periods postpartum for 6/7 months. After 2 months I decided to stop taking the pill and low and behold my period stopped after just a couple of days. Today I have had the Kyleena coil fitted and I won’t be using the mini pill anytime soon.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Very pleased to have stopped using the pill. Period stopped within a matter of days.

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