29/06/2021

Desorex

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I was switched to Desogestrel pill by doctor after taking combined pill for 30 years. I felt VERY low for first few weeks, has improved somewhat after 4 months. After 1 week of taking I started experiencing very heavy bleeding ‘bursts’, I had heavy period before starting taking & it was like whole day period in one go. Hoping that has stopped now. I haven’t had a period the whole time I’ve been on it. I have had stomach ache most of the time since I started taking it. I have increased sensitivity to smell (I used to get this before when on my period). I seem to have low pain threshold now? At 3 months checkup my BP was 140/80, I had mostly been very low 90/60 previously. I have had a bad back for about a year before starting desogestrel, I’m not sure if it’s got worse since.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Cystitus

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