27/05/2019

Zelleta

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I changed to the progesterone only pill after being on the combined for years but started develop bad migraines so had to switch. Period like bleed for around 2 weeks after starting and then nothing after. For me the biggest difference i saw was my sex drive was reduced and made me feel like doing nothing sexually and not even any sexual thoughts cropped up when i was away from my partner. I also developed sligh back acne which i hadn’t had in many years, but that could be to do with switching from combined to progesterone pill. After two months i decided to come off it as it seemed counterproductive to be on a pill to stop me getting pregnant but meant i didnt feel like haviv sex.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Period like bleed after stopping the pill as to be expected, however was a few weeks ago so cant comment on other period cycle yet. Feel better within myself and sex drive has come back.

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