Lowdown18211

Joined at Juli 2022

31. Juli 22
Desogestrel pill - Prog-only Pill

I have mixed feelings about the mini pill. I started taking it in 2018 after trying a combined pill and at first I was over the moon. My periods had stopped, it didn’t cause the mood swings that the combined pill did etc. But now I’ve been on it for 4 years I am being affected by my low mood, loss of sex drive and breakthrough bleeding with severe cramps and breast tenderness. I’m looking to move away from hormonal contraceptives all together but this was probably one of the best of a bad bunch.

 
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Time used

3 - 5 yrs

Still using

Impact whilst using

Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

No change

Sex drive

Reduced

Weight

Gained weight

Bleeds

Stopped

Spotting

Other side effects whilst using
 Tender breasts
 Enlarged breasts
 Dizziness
 Issues wearing contact lenses
 Cystitis
 Vaginal dryness
 Back pain
 Hair loss
 Increased sweating
 Period like cramping
 Thrush
Experience coming off Desogestrel pill

No experience provided

Impact after using

Mood

Don't know

Skin

Don't know

Sex drive

Don't know

Weight

Don't know

Cycle return to normal

18 months - 3 years

Other side effects after using

No side effects provided

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