Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause high blood pressure?

How our community feel they have been impacted by high blood pressure on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

90%

A bit

5%

Quite a bit

3%

A lot

1%

A great deal

1%

Out of the 1236 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported high blood pressure.

Reviewers that reported high blood pressure as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

I've been on Noriday for 3 months now and it's been a more positive experience than Cerazette, but I am ultimately stopping because I want to have a sex drive again and I won't be sexually active for some months. This pill did balance out my moods a lot, I experienced less headaches, my periods were lighter and less painful but I did experience spotting as soon as it was my ovulation week through to my periods which I continued to get. I also experienced hair loss, my hair tends to shed any but it was noticeably more and even came out in a clump one time. In the future I'll be using condoms whilst I contemplate a copper IUD as I think hormonal methods just aren't for me.

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Top side effects not reported

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0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Nov 23

  •  Stopped using

The POP is quite new to me having been on the Depo for a long time. I was on Lovima to begin with but then the pharmacy gave me this one on my next prescription to begin with things were as normal there didn’t seem much off a change until I started experiencing severe anxiety like I never have before. My heart was racing for no reason and I was in a constant anxious state. I felt like I was going crazy. I called the pharmacy as I was needing a new prescription but asked if I could try a different brand as this one was not agreeing with me and the pharmacist says it sounds more off a pill problem then a you problem which made me feel a lot better as I say I felt I was going crazy. I am now on a different brand off POP so swing how this goes.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I had pelvic pain while on this pill and I had to undergo a bunch of tests as my doctor didnt know what was causing the pain. The pain gradually stopped when i stopped taking the pill (it took about 3 months). The pill gave me bad acne, mood swings (I was going mad!), i had my period once in 3 months and maybe it was just some spotting... i was sometimes very dizzy and my heart was racing even if I was just watching TV. This pill really scared me and I had to stop.


Top side effects not reported

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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


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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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