12/02/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I changed to the mini-pill from the combined pill because I was experiencing migraines with aura. I much prefer the mini pill because you take it every day and I prefer the routine more than the 7 day break I had before. My skin is much clearer although this could be because I’m older and not a teenager anymore. I have much less PMS with this pill. The irregular periods are slightly annoying but I now carry a menstrual cup everywhere which is saving me money from having to buy tampons and is also suitable to use when spotting. Overall I’m happy with it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Better skin

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

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