17/09/2020

Noriday

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Was put on this after combined pill caused blood pressure issues and another type of mini pill gave me horrible, painful acne. Everything was fine for the first year or two, even though spotting between periods was really annoying (at least my blood pressure and skin were ok!). In the third year of taking this I started noticing my hair was thinning. I had a blood test and ruled out all the other possible issues and it took me another year to figure out it was this pill that was causing it! No nurses or doctors ever mentioned this as a possible side effect but I found other people online who experienced the same issues. I am now 7 months off this pill and notice a lot of new hair growth.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
I don’t know / can’t tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I definitely saw a return of sex drive I forgot I even had. It might be too early to tell if hair thinning has stopped completely but I can see new hair growth.

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