13/07/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started taking this as I started getting migraine with aura on the combined pill. My libido went as soon as I started taking it. I have reduced sensation down there too, it is just an effort to be intimate at the moment. Also bone dry and lubricant is not alleviating the situation. I am feeling nauseous most days and getting womb cramping too. The irregular bleeding is not great either, having to wear a pad most days of making me sensitive down below. I have definitely felt a difference in my mood. My husband says that the pill has negatively affected my mood. I am hoping to try the copper coil in the next month or so because progesterone only contraception does not suit me and I can no longer take the combined pill.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Nausea or vomiting

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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