05/07/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I completely lost my sex drive, the thought of sex with my at-the-time boyfriend made me sick. I was irritable and grumpy, constantly getting thrush, I was so miserable.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I felt so free! My mood improved, my sex drive came back (perhaps even more so than before), I felt like myself again! Best decision I made was coming off the pill! I am prone to blood clots because of the combined pill which is why I was advised to switch to this one. Never again!

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