Lowdown26890

Joined at November 2022

15th Nov 22
Norgeston pill - Prog-only Pill

After randomly having issues with the copper coil (after 5 successful years) and reluctantly having to go back on hormonal contraception I was dreading it but this pill is far better than any other mini-pills I've tried. I was able to compare the effects to my hormone-free self thanks to my time with the coil and in comparison to earlier pills/minipills in my late teens, I honestly feel like the side effects are far less. The main side effects that make me consider coming off it are increased in thrush outbreaks, cold sore outbreaks (both were very rare for me before I went on this pill) and low mood/angry moods. The main side effect I don't mind but encounter a lot is nausea. It's in comparison to other pills I've tried (A LOT) that I'm willing to accept the above side effects. I'll take a bit of low mood over whole-body acne, sky high blood pressure and heart conditions any day! (For context I'm not allowed on the combined pill again after I had blackouts and ended up with a heart condition after being on Cilest so my options are very limited. The copper IUD gave me a great 5 years but refuses to stay in place now (3 failed attempts with a new coil and not sure I can handle another) so it seems the mini pill is my only option!)

 
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Time used

18 months - 3 years

Still using

Impact whilst using

Mood

Somewhat negative

Skin

Improved

Sex drive

No change

Weight

No change

Bleeds

Lighter

Other side effects whilst using
 Thrush
 Nausea or vomiting
 Enlarged breasts
 Period like cramping
 Vaginal discharge
 Headaches
 Migraines with aura symptoms
Experience coming off Norgeston 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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