10/05/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I had to switch to this type of contraception as I had migraines with aura on the combined pill. I much preferred the combined pill as I had much less side effects with it, other than the migraines which meant I had to switch. Upon the first few months of taking this pill, I noticed it caused considerable low moods, but this got better over time. The first few months pretty much stopped my periods, but then after around three months I began to have bleeds every fortnight that last 7 days and have had this since. Switching to this pill was convenient for me and it is reliable, but the side effects are simply not ideal.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Vaginal discharge

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