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Desogestrel pill reviews

2.7

349 reviews

Desogestrel has an average rating of 2.6 out of 5 from a total of 326 reviews when used as a contraceptive. 34% of reviewers reported negative mood changes. 54% reported a decrease in sex drive. 42% reported no change to their weight.

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91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Desogestrel pill

Desogestrel pill benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Period pain

Desogestrel pill ingredients

Main hormones in Desogestrel pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

Desogestrel pill alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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2.7

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

Desogestrel pill  

I have endometriosis and this is the only pill I’ve tried that has stopped my daily pain. After a couple of failed attempts at a coil fitting my doctor suggested the progesterone only pill and I wish I had started taking it years ago! It’s increased my sex drive, dramatically reduced my endometriosis pain, had a positive impact on my mood and hasn’t caused weight gain or acne. The two main side effects I’ve had are occasional spotting and nausea, I’m still only on my 2nd month of the pill so hoping these settle down soon.

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Very positive mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

Desogestrel pill  

This pill has been amazing for me, I went on it because of very heavy periods and it really helped with that, I would really recommend it. I have heard a lot of bad stories from friends about their (different) pills but for me I don’t think I’ve had any bad side effects or experiences with it and I’ve been on it for nearly 7 years!


Very positive mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

Desogestrel pill  

I completely lost my appetite for sex and became very irritable


Somewhat negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

Desogestrel pill  

I have tried lots of contraception and this has not been good for me. I was in agony with abdominal pain for a week and had period symptoms with no bleeding, followed by random bleeds.


Worse skin

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

Desogestrel pill  

Spotting, headaches, period type pains. Not for me


Very negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

Desogestrel pill  

Started spotting on day 9 after starting this pill, increased anxiety symptoms and have now started getting daily panic attacks. I normally have increased anxiety during the week up to my period as a PMS symptom. But this pill has increased the intensity of that and I have struggled to keep it under control. I had not had a full on panic attack since 2020. I have only just gone onto the second packet since starting and I am just going to stop taking it. Decreased sex drive, so bad I do even want to be even touched by my partner. My mood is crazy, I'm snappy and irritated. I am just not myself.


Very negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
42 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Desogestrel pill  

The biggest pro for me was that my periods have stopped completely and my boobs have grown a bit! Woo hoo!


Gained weight

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Desogestrel pill  

Was on the pill for over 2 years however last 6 months experience period like cramps but no period, hair loss and and back pain. Came off the pill altogether and realised how much my mental health had changed as well as side effects.


Very negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Desogestrel pill  

Initially was bleeding a lot, with periods lasting for agessss, but then my periods became shorter and eventually stopped. My boobs also initially were super tender and became a bit bigger? But I've since lost about 15lbs unintentionally (to the point in which I'm now underweight) and they've shrunk. Sex drive has definitely decreased a bit, but nothing major. Overall not too shabby!!


Somewhat negative mood

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Desogestrel pill  

I had to switch from the combined pill to the mini pill following a bought of migraines with aura. At first, it was great - I didn’t get periods, I felt good, I wasn’t worried about strokes etc. However, after around 6 months of my body getting used to it, my periods came back, extremely irregular (I.e. 3 periods in one month), my mood and mental health had significantly declined, and my skin is absolutely terrible.


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