11/07/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I tried desogestrel as an alternative to the mirena which I didn’t love. On desogestrel my periods are very irregular (cycle can be 50 days+) and the bleeding can last for about 15 days, albeit it is very light. However I am finding the irregular cycle and extended bleeding really inconvenient. I have also noticed a negative effect on my mood since starting desogestrel which I can finding difficult to deal with. In light of this, I am planning to stop taking desogestrel soon and move to a non-hormonal method, as the impact of hormones on my mood is too significant to put up with.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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