28/04/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had been taking this contraception for a year. I gained a noticeable amount of weight, felt extremely fatigued and un-motivated to do anything. My mood was low and I felt very frustrated a lot. My periods were irregular and at times I went 3months without one. Wasn’t for me.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Cystitus

Experience after taking

My skin improved dramatically, it’s only been 2 months so I haven’t noticed any weight changes but my mood has improved and I don’t have bran fog!

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