23/03/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have just come of the mini pill after 5 years. At first I had no negative effects from it but the last 3 years I had started to notice I felt numb I was not happy or sad just numb and had brain fog all the time . I went on this pill to stop my periods and as I get migraines this was the best option it did stop my periods and It protected me from pregnancy so I was happy. After 2 years I noticed I was gaining weight I could not lose no matter how hard I tried and was always bloated no matter what. I suffered vigina dryness ,complete loss of sex drive and chronic thrush and utis. I now found out that it has given me a leaky gut and candida over growth. I also ended up with ovarian cysts and lumps in my arm pits and breasts I can not tell if this was from the pill however I do Believe not having a period for 5 years could have been a factor.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

High blood pressure

Back pain

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

No effects

Back pain

Tender breasts

Thrush

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Experience after taking

I only stopped the pill 2 days ago however I have noticed I am more irritable and hungry however I can not tell if this is due to coming of the pill or not.

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