Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause body hair increase?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair increase on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

79%

A bit

11%

Quite a bit

5%

A great deal

3%

A lot

2%

Out of the 1236 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

  •  Stopped using

Overall after trying many different pills, this was the best, I started to have very depressive weeks so I stopped as I was afraid of some suicidal thoughts.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I started this pill after being advised to come off the COCP. It gave me severe cystic acne on my body and face which caused pain and low self-confidence, it also caused very frequent UTI's (which I never had before taking this pill) and issues with the skin of my vulva (burning/dryness/pain) which even consultants could not diagnose or treat. I ended up coming off this pill and going back onto the COCP and all my symptoms went away.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I was on Noriday for just over 6 months. While my skin improved and my boobs got bigger, this was not worth the other side effects. Not only did I have constant break through bleeding but it tanked my mental health. I had been lucky enough to have never suffered mental health issues but since going on the Noriday pill, I have been riddled with anxiety and started having semi-regular panic attacks. It also killed my motivation for life (including my sex drive). I came off it 3 months ago in favour of the non-hormonal IUD and I am STILL feeling the knock on effects from this pill. I still have significantly bad anxiety / panic attacks which I am hoping goes away once my hormones regulate themselves but right now it feels like a never ending nightmare. Obviously everyone reacts differently to the pill but I just wish someone had warned me of this possibility before I started taking it.


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

52% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

45% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

39% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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