30/12/2020

Norgeston

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Decided to try a traditional mini-pill just to see if I experienced fewer side effects than with other mini pills I’ve tried (I can’t use the combined pill anymore due to high blood pressure). However, I only ended up staying on this pill for a month as it made me feel terrible! I got the first lot of bleeding (a light period) 2 weeks after starting it and then ended up having spotting on and off on random days after that. I had constant pms-type symptoms, feeling tearful all the time, tender breasts, back ache, headaches, spottier skin, irregular bleeding, stomach ache and random pains, and just generally feeling unwell. And then there was the nausea! This pill made me feel so sick pretty much every day, to the point where every time I would go out I would have to leave a shop and sit in the car because I felt like I was about to vomit all the time. I also noticed that the headaches and nausea were particularly bad a few days before/the day I would get random bleeding and it also made my anxiety worse due to feeling so sick all the time. I ended up going back to Cerelle as I have found this is the best mini pill for me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

High blood pressure

Spots or acne

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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