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Desogestrel pill Reviews

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Desogestrel pill reviews

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Lowdown user
26 years old
1 day ago

So I have very mixed feelings about the mini pill! I was on it for 4 years without noticing any side effects. But about two years ago, I started getting recurrent thrush and severe ovulation cramps with irregular bleeding. I did a lot of tests to figure out why I suddenly kept on getting thrush and it turns out that the mini pill caused me to have vaginal atrophy which is a factor for recurring infections. After being prescribed oestrogen cream to compensate the side effects, I decided to stop hormonal contraception for the time being.

Lowdown user
22 years old
4 days ago

I found this pill much better than the combined pill - the combined pill made my moods very low and I had to stop taking it, whereas Desogestrel did not affect my mood. However, this pill has caused me to have a light bleed for the past 4 weeks. This is bearable (it is light) but very inconvenient and tiring. I am now thinking of maybe trying the implant or coil instead in the hope that they will stop me bleeding.

Lowdown user
22 years old
31st Jul 22

I have mixed feelings about the mini pill. I started taking it in 2018 after trying a combined pill and at first I was over the moon. My periods had stopped, it didn’t cause the mood swings that the combined pill did etc. But now I’ve been on it for 4 years I am being affected by my low mood, loss of sex drive and breakthrough bleeding with severe cramps and breast tenderness. I’m looking to move away from hormonal contraceptives all together but this was probably one of the best of a bad bunch.

Lowdown user
17 years old
18th Jul 22

I really like this pill, i’ve had no negative side effects i’ve been fine on it however i’m on my period like every 2 weeks, although they are lighter it’s made my period irregular and more often. They used to be really regular, im not sure wether it’s because i’ve only been on it about 3 months and it’s new or it’s just made them weird.

Lowdown user
22 years old
30th Jun 22

Just wasn't good at taking it everyday which caused some bother and my skin was badly effected with large sore spots on my chin. Other than that had no complaints, it stopped my periods which was my main aim.

Lowdown user
25 years old
28th Jun 22

I was hopeful my bleeding pattern would settle down, but after 6 months I was still getting spotting or a light bleed every 4-5 days. I also struggled with a low mood, loss of sex drive, dizziness, nausea and hot flushes!

Lowdown user
26 years old
21st Jun 22

Acne got a lot worse, never knew when I’d get a period, sometimes didn’t get one for 2 months and then I’d have spotting/heavy period for up to a month.

Lowdown user
24 years old
8th May 22

As soon as I went on this pill I experienced cystic red spots on my cheeks and chin, which are (for me) hormonal spot areas. Literally made my skin awful as well as exacerbating my migraines with aura which were caused by the combined pill- the joys! I will definitely be researching alternative options now.

Lowdown user
25 years old
2nd May 22

Really liked this pill at first as I had minimal side effects and only had a period once every 3 months. My periods were also so much lighter, almost like spotting. However, about 2 years in I started to have more irregular and frequent periods - sometimes once a month, sometimes twice in a month. I also started to experience spotting after sex and otherwise so ended up switching.

Lowdown user
25 years old
27th Apr 22

Started this contraception after a pregnancy scare while using the fertility awareness method. I have been on it for just over a month and have bled the entire time. I’m absolutely exhausted and have no sex drive, I’ve been much more sensitive emotionally and my cramps have been worse. Definitely already considering trying something else.

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