Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause discomfort wearing contact lenses?

How our community feel they have been impacted by discomfort wearing contact lenses on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

93%

A bit

4%

A lot

1%

A great deal

1%

Quite a bit

1%

Out of the 1282 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported discomfort wearing contact lenses.

Reviewers that reported discomfort wearing contact lenses as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

I completely lost my appetite for sex and became very irritable

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

I started on this contraception when I was 16, and am now 21, so in lots of ways it feels difficult to pin any major changes onto it given I would have changed so much in this time anyway. For me, the best thing about it is that it completely stopped my periods for nearly 4 years and then, after experiencing bleeding for the first time in years and seeking advice from the wonderful team at the lowdown, I was able to double my dose so that periods stopped again. I generally have been stable on it which is brilliant, especially after starting on the combined pill and experiencing intense symptoms of nausea and vomiting. I would definitely recommend it based on my experience!


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Mar 24

I have found that the mini pill just doesn’t work for me. I’ve been on it 3-4 months and I thought by now I’d be used to it. I have been pretty much non-stop bleeding/spotting for around 2 months now and my mood has been awful. I am in the process of changing to the copper IUD as I’ve seen better reviews for this. Only positive I’ve found is that it covers me for 12 hours so if I miss one I just take it again when I remember


Somewhat negative mood

0 helpful

1 comments

Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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