29/04/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

First month was great, no periods and mood wasn’t effected. Second month my period started, bad cramps and then didn’t stop for 6 weeks until I decided to stop taking it. My mental health declined rapidly from the second month, it felt like constant pms.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Aura symptoms

Migraines

Dizziness

Headaches

Issues wearing contact lenses

Better skin

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

My mental health improved a few days after I stopped taking it. I felt a lot more positive and my self esteem increased.

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