19/02/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started taking this at the start of lockdown because the clinic weren’t doing appointements to check blood pressure, it was the only option. My periods have mostly stopped, which is nice as they were really heavy before, with some annoying spotting though. But I have had a big drop in sex drive (though admittedly there may be other factors during the pandemic), as well as vaginal dryness, and general low mood, so thinking of coming off for those reasons.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

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