08/10/2019

Cilest

Combined pill

About the reviewer

Reviewer age

Age:

18-25

Time taken

Time used:

18 months - 3 years

Had children

Had children:

No

Reviewer height

Height:

5'6"/167.5cm

Reviewer weight

Weight:

65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb

Currently using

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

Time taken

Mood:

Neutral - no change

Impact on weight

Weight:

No change

Had children

Periods:

No change

Reviewer height

Sex drive:

No change

Side effects whilst taking

Head

Dizziness

Body

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Down There

Womb cramps

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