13/02/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

This pill is a good alternative to the combine pill as I found my old pill affected me emotionally and mentally a great deal. Now I’m on the progesterone only pill I have found my emotions more ‘back to normal’. However there has been the downside of more oily skin with enlarged pores and more spots as well as greasy hair which I had none of previously. Additionally this pill has stopped my periods. I only have bleeds or spotting when I take my pill 1-2 hours later than my normal time a few days on a row.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal discharge

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