19/06/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Started on cerazette. Got no period for a year, then they returned on regular schedule but lighter than before and stayed that way. Once it went generic, got switched to desogestrel. Sometimes I wondered if it caused some low mood and low sex drive, but difficult to tell when I was consistently on it for 8 years.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Periods stayed same timing coming off it, got slightly heavier again, and then pregnant within 3 months.

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