19/06/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This pill was the worst experience I’ve had with contraception and taking pills in general. I took this pill for 9 months and during these 9 months I was bleeding constantly. I wouldn’t call it spotting either, it was like having a light period everyday an when my cycle was coming close to the end the blood flow would increase. When I told he clinician about this she tested me for chlamydia and the results came back negative. They kept me on this pill for another 6 months. Due to the blood I was loosing, I had lost 2-3 stones in just 6 months. Any iron that was being obtained through my body was getting flushed out again. This lead to me being, lethargic, self conscious of the way I look which impacted my sex drive and my relationship. I eventually come off the pill and I am trying to build the weight back on. If you’re going on this pill, please be careful as I don’t want anybody else to experience this!!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Back pain

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

I felt better, I could do what I wanted cause I wasn’t held back by the blood. My weight has increased and I just feel like I’m able to do more now.

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