08/09/2021

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have been on Marvelon previously which made me terribly anxious with few panic attacks a day. I was really concerned that Desogestrel will make me feel the same. My mood was up and down (more on the anxious side) during first 3 months when I was experiencing irregular spotting and bleeding. After 3rd month the bleeding stopped and my mood evened out. Also no periods since. Overall 4/5 as much better than combined pill for me disadvantage is excessive sweating, greasy hair and acne.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Issues wearing contact lenses

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

No effects

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