Lowdown22425

Joined at September 2022

27. Sep. 22
Desogestrel pill - Prog-only Pill

So I have very mixed feelings about the mini pill! I was on it for 4 years without noticing any side effects. But about two years ago, I started getting recurrent thrush and severe ovulation cramps with irregular bleeding. I did a lot of tests to figure out why I suddenly kept on getting thrush and it turns out that the mini pill caused me to have vaginal atrophy which is a factor for recurring infections. After being prescribed oestrogen cream to compensate the side effects, I decided to stop hormonal contraception for the time being.

 
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Time used

5 - 8 yrs

Stopped using

2

Impact whilst using

Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

No change

Sex drive

Reduced

Weight

No change

Bleeds

Irregular

Other side effects whilst using
 Period like cramping
 Thrush
 Vaginal dryness
 Back pain
 Hair loss
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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