19/02/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I suggest that you don’t take the pill as it has a lot of side effects and you will not realise that it’s due to the contraceptive pill. I stopped the pill for one week just to check if the breast pain and headache was due to the pill. I restarted it because my periods started and they were extremely heavy . The lockdown didn’t help as couldn’t get appointment. Finally informed nurse and left tablet.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

High blood pressure

Latex allergy

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Back pain

No effects

Experience after taking

Only been a week since I left tablet waiting for things to get back to normal.

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