30/08/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I’ve been using the POP for years now, after changing from the combined pill which gave me terribly low mood. I’ve had a few different brands including Cerelle and Cerazette, but been on Desogestrel the longest. The GP has always told me that there’s no difference between brands, but since using Desogestrel I’ve noticed I have next to no sex drive which I didn’t experience with Cerazette. The sex drive problem has been happening for close to two years and I’ve stopped taking the pill completely now because it’s affecting my relationship. When we do have sex it’s quite painful and needs a lot of lube, which is also something I didn’t experience before taking Desogestrel. I’ve put on a lot of weight since I’ve been on the POP, noticeably accelerated in the last year but I think lockdown weight gain played a role in that too.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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