08/04/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Awaiting an appointment to get the IUS fitted as I have not had a very positive experience with this pill! My periods have become irregular and last between 18 and 21 days each time – never heavy, but enough to be annoying! It also significantly impacted my mood – felt the lowest I’ve ever felt whilst on this pill so I am hoping this will change. The bleeding is bearable and it’s only occasionally that I have pain (which is a blessing from what I have without the pill) but the inconvenience of it is the worst part.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Dark body hair

Womb cramps

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