20/02/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had to change on to the mini pill due to weight gain after being on the combined pill for several years. For the first 3 months I had severe symptoms that I worried I was going through the menopause at 27. My nurse told me that I should continue as the side effects should wear off and then I started to get headaches and severe acne which effected my mental well-being so I have now decided to give my body a break with hope that some normality can resume.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

No effects

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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