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DESOGESTREL

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MelW100 Sun 10-Jul-16 11:02:55

Hi everyone, I'm a bit concerned that I've switched birth control without "thinking it through!" I was on microgynon 30 for years -with occasional spells on depot provera injections which removed my periods yay but made me gain weight / caused some pain issues with intercourse. Ultimately microgynon was best but recent months have involved hideous migraines when my period arrives. My GP says this is age related as in mid thirties so the estrogen in the tablets is no longer suiting me. She prescribed DESOGESTREL progestin only pill. I've taken two so far but switched without finding out enough. I've researched internet which says it interferes with periods with many women having irregular periods or heavy bleeding. This is something I really can't cope with as I need to be regular for my own peace of mind. Ideally I prefer no periods altogether. I work in a job where it is difficult to be dashing to the toilet as & when so I need minimal periods if possible. I wonder if anyone has advice. I was thinking of asking to go onto depot but now have taken two of the DESOGESTREL I don't know if am stuck with it for this month? We go on holiday for our first wedding anniversary in two weeks & I really shouldn't have been messing with my pills before this as definitely do not want a period as its our only holiday this year & would really like to enjoy the sea & pool without period issues. I don't even understand how / when a period is supposed to come as the pills are 28 days back to back with no breaks so are they supposed to stop periods completely. Any advice would be greatly appreciated please

Anasnake Sun 10-Jul-16 11:05:59

Quite often on the mini pill you have no periods at all, been on it a few years due to a hormone imbalance and have had no periods. I much prefer it.

Anasnake Sun 10-Jul-16 11:08:45

Forgot to say that I am on Desogestrel too x

gottachangethename1 Sun 10-Jul-16 11:30:41

I started taking it one month ago after not being on any hormonal contraception for years. I have had one period, which arrived on the day when it would have been due before I started mini pill. It was far lighter and much less painful. I've had no other bleeding apart from this. Only side effect is slightly achy boobs.

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