19/06/2019

Desogestrel

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'10"/177.5cm
Weight
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My doctors changed my mini pill from Cerazette to desogestral and it was the worst thing they ever did. This pill left me over emotional and anxious all the time, I was verging on suicidal at times. I lost my motivation to do anything and at times struggled even getting out of bed. I’ve been off it for about 6 months now, and with the help of anti depressants I’m starting to get back to normal. I’ve tried this pill twice and only made the correlation to these symptoms the second time I went back on it. Needless to say I can straight off.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

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

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Much improved mood, unfortunately I’m still battling the excess hair growth caused by the hormone imbalance this pill caused.

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