Contraception Reviews

Does desogestrel pill cause cystitis?

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on desogestrel pill

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Out of the 298 reviews for desogestrel pill, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Aug 23

I first started on the combined pill when i was 5 and tried two different pills before switching to the mini pill as they made me feel depressed. Starting the mini pill i had light bleeding and spotting for 6 months straight but for the past two years i have not had a period other than some light bleeding every once in a while. The pill worked great for the first year and a bit but since turning 19-20 i've noticed more and more side effects. The first side effect i noticed is my breasts went from a 34B to an E cup in the space of two years, it has also completely wiped my libido and i have a constant numb feeling, not happy just numb and sad. The past few months i've noticed rapid weight gain and none of my clothes fit me. I'll buy new clothes and within a few weeks they're too small for me even though i'm eating healthier and less than i was last year. This has caused stretch marks all over my body even my calves. I'm currently looking at other contraceptive options as it is having an impact on my mental and physical health and my relationship with my partner.

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Used for 8+ yr
45 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Jul 23

I used to take the combined pill (I can't remember the brand) and started getting a lot of bad migraines and also felt very emotional at times. To the point where my then boyfriend missed going out with his friends a few times because I simply couldn't stop crying. I also had the same when I moved out of my parents house and in with my boyfriend...I bet my parents got the impression that I didn't want to move in with him! But at the time we didn't know that anything way wrong. Anyway, my doctor swapped me on to Cerelle approx 9 years ago now and I haven't regretted it. I will say that at times I have been given Cerazette, Cerelle and now seem to have Desogestrel all of the time (but I believe all 3 are much the same). My periods completely stopped on this pill after about 3 months which was a dream as they used to be very heavy and painful and my migraines and emotional outbursts also completely stopped. I can't comment on effectiveness against pregnancy and sex drive because I've not been able to have sex with my husband for about 8 years, but that is because I have spinal stenosis and really struggle. But I continue to stay on the pill so that my periods and extreme cramping remain at bay.

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0 helpful


Used for 12 - 18 mo
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Jun 23

Really balanced out my moods, although I’d say a bit too much.

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1 helpful


Desogestrel pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

55% of desogestrel pill reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of desogestrel pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

44% of desogestrel pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

44% of desogestrel pill reviewers reported period like cramps

40% of desogestrel pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

Possible desogestrel pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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