17/03/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I really hate this pill. Like really really hate it. I have seen risky been bleeding and cramping for the last 4 months. The first month or so was fine but then the bleeding started and didn’t stop for more than a week. Now I’m off of it and it’s been nearly a month since I took it last and I have had the heaviest bleeding I’ve ever had in my life, with cramps, sore breasts, back pain. Literally every day has been like day 1 of my period for the last month. I’m exhausted. It’s made me gain weight bc I can’t be as active and has affected my mental bc I just don’t feel like me yet. I wish I had never taken it. My gp has prescribed me tranexamic acid for the bleeding and mefenamic acid for the pains and I’m going to an ultrasound to check for things. I also didn’t notice until recently that it caused me to sweat SO MUCH at night. I really wish I had never begun this pill. Of course everyone’s different but I wanted to share in case anyone has experienced what I’m experiencing bc of it.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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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