19/06/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

5/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
90kg - 95kg / 14st 2lb - 14st 13lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have PCOS and used to suffer with bad skin, heavy irregular periods and migraines (the kind where you don’t get the aura effect as you can’t have contraception that goes through your blood stream if you’re effected by those kind of migraines.) Since being on the Mini pill, my periods have stopped all together, there was light bleeding/spotting in the first 2 months or so but that’s cleared up. My skin has massively improved (I do use Adaplene gel though so I’m not sure if my skin clearing was due to that or the pill but it certainly hasn’t made my skin worse.) My weight hasn’t changed and there hasn’t been too many nasty side effects that aren’t okay to deal with. My main side effects were mood swings but like the bleeding, that isn’t much of an issue anymore.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Headaches

Tender breasts

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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