26/07/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have been taking the pill for around a year now with no periods. Recently I started bleeding which has happened most days for the past 4 weeks. I’ve noticed I am more irritable and having low moods. My sex drive has also decreased. I am hoping to stop taking it within the next few months. I did come off it for a few weeks around the beginning of the year to give me a break and I suffered really bad with cramping and sore breasts

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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