Does progestogen-only / Mini pill cause vaginal dryness?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

62%

A bit

14%

Quite a bit

11%

A great deal

8%

A lot

6%

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

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Generally a good pill but I am bleeding every week on it which is it’s main downside for me

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Top side effects not reported

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Used for 8+ yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I used Cerazette for 15 years and didn't really think about it, which is a testament to how few notable side effects I had. Worked effectively, and didn't hugely affect my appearance (skin or weight) which was very important to me when I began taking it at 21. However, I suffered from headaches / migraines almost weekly which I never connected to Cerazette until I stopped taking it, and since then they've gone completely (it's now been almost a year since I last took a pill). I've also got so much more energy, and my libido came back as soon as I got my periods back. Overall, if you can't take the combined pill and want a hormonal option, I really would recommend it, but be mindful that some side effects might come on slowly over years.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Constant spotting throughout use. Skin had a few spots but generally felt less smooth, larger pores and oilier. Noticeable decrease in sex drive. More apathetic mood.


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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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