05/05/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

First 6 months way great, no periods, mood seemed to be stable. Then in March 2021 have been having periods nearly every 2 weeks, though they are not extremely heavy and last 3-4 days. It is very frustrating. My mood is extremely low and am finding it difficult to work even more than before. Have headaches more often and I am not prone to headaches normally. I have gone from running 3 times a week, to just wanting to binge watch TV. Some of this may be attributed to my anxiety anyways but the past 2 months have been particularly bad, lining up with my bi-weekly periods. I am looking for alternative contraception very soon.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

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