19/06/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Pretty much constant spotting, a lot more prone to cystitis and decreased sex drive. Also had a nevative impact on mental health, 4th pill I have tried (1st combined) and worst overall.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Only 3 months from coming off so not bad chance to get my body back to normal. Definitely felt a big weight off my shoulders after only 1 week of coming off the pill.

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