08/10/2019

Cilest

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I didn’t have many noticeable side effects with the combined pill other than my period on the pill free week was significantly more painful. I spoke to the Dr about it and she suggested taking pill packs back to back. I got some spotting and bleeding after about 3 months so I just had a pill free week every other packso I had less frequent periods. This made it much easier and I’d have stayed on this indefinitely but I had to switch to one without oestrogen following the discovery of a family history of blood clots.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

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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