Does norgeston pill cause hair loss?

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Out of the 50 reviews for norgeston pill, 0 people (0%) reported hair loss.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

This hormone made me suicidal. I was trialling it for 3 months as I intended to get the mirena coil but wanted to see how I reacted to the specific hormone before I had it more permanently in my system. All day every day all I could think about was killing myself. I felt miserable and severely depressed. I started getting spots on my face and chest, one of my breasts is still slightly larger than the other since taking and stopping this medication (past them being sisters not twins level of different). The low mood wasn't noticeable to me until I'd run out of the 3 months script and couldn't get any more for a while. Within days I felt miles better. My period had been stopped already by my cerazette usage, and it didn't return while I was taking Norgeston. Absolutely I would recommend trying Norgeston before committing to the Mirena coil, if I hadn't I'm not entirely sure I'd still be here!

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Nov 22

  •  Still using

I started taking this pill around 9 months ago after switching from another progesterone only pill (cerelle). The reason I switched was because the pat pill gave me a period every two weeks. When I first started taking Norgeston this issue completely cleared up, however, has now come back in the last two months. Aside from this I have also been noticing in the last few months I have been getting extremely low moods as well as very painful headaches so I’m thinking of switching to the combined pill

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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jan 22

  •  Stopped using

Overall, being on this contraceptive my experience was fine aside from hair loss. I had no other side effects I could associate with the pill other than the hair loss which was distressing. Coming off of this pill was a NIGHTMARE though. After having been on it for 10 years I believe it has messed up my body’s ability to naturally regulate my hormones. The first 6 months off I experienced severe anxiety, heart palpitations, panic attacks, leg tremors, night sweats, heavy flow, and cramps all throughout my cycle. I’m now over a year off and still experiencing these side effects though they are less severe

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Norgeston pill common side effects

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68% of norgeston pill reviewers reported period like cramps

58% of norgeston pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

54% of norgeston pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of norgeston pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

46% of norgeston pill reviewers reported lower back pain

Possible norgeston pill side effects

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