Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

54%

A bit

19%

Quite a bit

15%

A lot

7%

A great deal

6%

Out of the 1272 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Still using

I used this pill for my mental and physical health. I had debilitating periods for years along with servere mood swings. This has helped a lot along side using Sertraline

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

Was on the pill for over 2 years however last 6 months experience period like cramps but no period, hair loss and and back pain. Came off the pill altogether and realised how much my mental health had changed as well as side effects.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Initially was bleeding a lot, with periods lasting for agessss, but then my periods became shorter and eventually stopped. My boobs also initially were super tender and became a bit bigger? But I've since lost about 15lbs unintentionally (to the point in which I'm now underweight) and they've shrunk. Sex drive has definitely decreased a bit, but nothing major. Overall not too shabby!!


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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

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

38% 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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