23/08/2019

Cilest

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Ended up coming off all combined pills due to the constant spotting and irregularity of bleeding. I was Loestrin before this and the implant and in the end nothing was alleviating the spotting so I came off entirely to save the annoyance. It wasn’t until I came off all hormonal contraception I realised the effect it had on my mood. I suddenly had more good and bad emotions, highs and lows, and a greater sex drive and sex experience. Definitely worth the inconvenience of condoms.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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