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Non stop bleeding on Feanolla Desogestrel pill.

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RubbishMantra Sun 19-Jul-15 20:28:55

Started taking Feonello Desogestrel 75mg about 5 weeks ago. I've been bleeding constantly for 2 weeks since the time my period would normally start. My bleed before taking Feonello lasted a week. I wasn't on any type of hormone birth control or coil prior to beginning the Feonello.

Is this to be expected? The leaflet does describe bleeding as a side effect, but that's all the info I could glean. Apart from anything else, it's farkin inconvenient!

Anyone else have experience of this particular pill?

RubbishMantra Tue 21-Jul-15 17:31:31

Hopeful bump smile

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 21-Jul-15 19:36:56

Moved to family planning for you

RubbishMantra Tue 21-Jul-15 21:55:59

Thank you Olivia. smile

mrsnoon Tue 21-Jul-15 22:01:27

I bled for 8 weeks, sometimes like a heavy period, sometimes just enough for a panty liner (and to be an irritation!) Then it stopped for 3 weeks followed by the period from hell which lasted a week. I'd had enough by then and I've been on a new combined pill for a week without any problems so far.
Miserable, but the most effective contraception ever - I didn't feel like going anywhere near my H.

RubbishMantra Wed 22-Jul-15 00:17:33

Oh no! And yes, some days are heavier than others, with cramps. Last few days it seems to be lessening, with no pain. <touches wood>

I'm also peri-menopausal, and the dr, said this should help with my borderline hormone levels. And you're right - effective contraception indeed, because I've noticed a definite loss of libido. sad

mrsnoon Wed 22-Jul-15 06:58:31

My doctor said I might have symptoms like irregular bleeding for up to 6 months but then it should settle. I'd only gone on that pill to try stop the weight gain I got with my normal one, I didnt have any real reason not to switch back. Wasn't prepared to wait another 3 months to see if things settled down.
Sorry its not a more positive story!

RubbishMantra Thu 23-Jul-15 17:01:43

Well the bleeding seems to be calming down. For now...

mrsnoon Fri 24-Jul-15 13:31:15

If it makes you feel any better I've got some spotting on my new pill. Hopefully just need this to settle down.

LillyBugg Sat 25-Jul-15 20:39:30

I bled for two months when I went on it. Then every month or so I would bleed for three weeks plus. I just got two weeks into this latest bleed and I've stopped taking them. I can't take it anymore! I am now bleeding heavily but I'm hoping it's just a post pill period and will pass. I too like a PP have no libido whatsoever which is a problem. We have a ten month old and want to try again in the new year but I would like some good, non consequential sex before then!

Charlotte2310 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:43:35

Need some advice really
I was on depo injection for 4 years stopped having it on 8th July and went straight ontonthe feanolla pill and though I stop on 25th July to have a period but nothing yet what do I do

teacakes44 Mon 03-Aug-15 18:56:20

Hi I'm on this too and experiencing lots of spotting and a period of sorts every couple of weeks. It's better than Loestrin though which I was prescribed before. That made me feel really tired, miserable and gave me a racing heart and a dizzy head! I haven't had any side effects with this one apart from cramps and bleeding and I'm hoping this will settle. I'm 44 and have been peri for 2 years. Lots of spotting- I've had 2 ultrasounds but they can't find any reason so told me it must be my hormones! What fun!! x

Rachaelemily123 Sun 06-Mar-16 23:12:00

I'm 16 and started the pill about 2 months ago 1 week into taking this pill I started bleeding and haven't stopped since sometimes less than others over the 2 months I've been on my period I had 2 days with no blood because I had a lot of pain I decided to take myself off of it and I am now looking to find another pill that will not cause me as much pain and bleeding

hazelduncan Sat 21-May-16 12:00:10

I'm 22 and have been on the feanolla progesterone-only mini pill for just over a month. I had about 5 days of light bleeding 2 weeks after starting taking it (which was also 2 weeks after my period), which I've been told is normal. I wasn't that worried. But my sex drive has absolutely gone. I've never felt this way before. I'm also getting married in 3 weeks. I'm considering coming off it and just using condoms as a contraceptive because I don't want to be feeling this way on our honeymoon (up until taking the pill, I've never had a low sex drive). I'm worried what the effects of coming off the feanolla pill are? I'm worried about how soon will my period start/ will it happen on my wedding day (and if so, will I be in severe pain on my wedding day).

Has anyone else experienced this while on the feanolla mini pill? What were the effects when you came off it?

Nosboramme2016 Sat 28-May-16 06:59:17

Does anyone feel depressed/sad on it?

shell9990 Fri 03-Jun-16 15:26:49

I was on the injection for 3 months and bled the whole time so I swapped to the mini pill 5 weeks ago and I am now having heavy bleeding will this ever end has anyone any idea if this will change or just get worse

Debz48 Sat 11-Jun-16 18:43:36

I know this discussion was last year but my daughter who is 20 and has poly cystic ovaries has been put on feanolla 75micrograms to help regulate her periods, she had not had one since July 2015, and since being on this mini pill she has been on nearly continuously only having about 8 clear days in 2 months, she has recently begun a relationship and wanted her cycle regular before anything else. But it's not looking likely, plus the extra cost of towels etc. Can anyone suggest anything to help her.

Ciera30 Fri 08-Jul-16 11:30:25

OMG I'm exactly the same 5 weeks ago I started taking it, haven't been on anything before my period were quite heavy before I came on the pill and hort they wud lighten them but when it came to my period being due I had the worst pain and the heaviest it's every been it lasted 6-7 when usually my periods shud last 4-5 and it was just old blood for 3 days after and it's started agin but much lighter, so really I haven't actually stopped it rather irritating. I just hope it's normal😊😊

Debz48 Fri 08-Jul-16 13:26:01

My daughter has now decided to stop taking feanolla and going to see the family planning clinic to see about her options.

Hollytucker24 Sat 30-Jul-16 16:13:48

I've been on this for nearly a year and never bled, but few days ago seems I've started my period and it's got heavier, has anyone else had a wait like this?
Also worried it's gonna last ages as on holiday in 4 weeks!!

user1480021549 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:30:16

Just reading some of the threads about Feanolla pill. I've been on it for 3 months now and hating it. Never know when I'm going to start my period. When it's going to stop. Bleed for 3 weeks. I've been trying to book an appointment for a smear but I have to keep cancelling as I am still bleeding. Booked it again but can guarantee I'll have to cancel again. I don't like not knowing when and how long my period will last. Think I will have to go and see doctor about changing it.

Elsie81 Sun 22-Jan-17 14:23:52

I'm having the same issues with this pill, I didn't use any contraception previous to this pill and now for the past two weeks have been bleeding continuously. Just as I think it is finishing it gets heavier again! 😳 what contraception did you all try after this pill and is it working?! Do you think I should persevere or switch ASAP?


ama24 Sun 29-Jan-17 11:49:39

Im so glad its not just me suffering. I am seeing my doctor tomm had enough of this pill, i have been on it for 5 months and my periods are longer and heavier, i had a period for 3 weeks over Xmas,

Emilyburcham Tue 31-Jan-17 22:11:22

I've tried everything! Was on the injection for 2 years but started having week long periods at the end of the cycle (every 3 months). My doctor said this wasn't normal so did every test under the sun, which all came back negative. Concerned I decided to go on the implant, however after 3 months on that I started spotting everyday. I thought I'd wait it out, to see if it would die down but a year later and I was no better. So I got it removed for this feanolla pill but its no better, a month in and I'm still constantly bleeding!!! I think it has something to do with the fact that all of these contraceptions are designed to thinken the lining of your womb, but mine just seems to thicken so much it can't contain itself sad

I can't have the combined pill as I suffer from migraine and the coil just seems inhumane. Does anyone have any other effective contraceptions? Is it worth waiting it out on this? When is the male version of the pill going to be on the market? ;)

Victoria4317 Sun 19-Feb-17 22:26:39

I've been taking Feanolla for six weeks now, I've had cramp for nearly two weeks and my 'expected' period is 4 days late..still having cramps.I've had no other bleeding or spotting since I started but fed up of feeling like I'm going to start a period any day!! Has anyone else experienced this???

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