21/03/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This actually worked surprisingly well for me. I’ve stopped taking it because I’m no longer in a relationship, however I am strongly considering going back on it, as I found it to regulate my moods, weight and skin far better than when I’m not taking it. I suppose everyone is different.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Migraines

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Thrush

Experience after taking

Since stopping, I have been affected by the most commonly associated side effects people experience DURING their use of this. I have gained weight, retained more water, I get more acne, experience massive highs and lows in moods. I feel like my life was much better when I was actually on the pill.

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