08/07/2020

Cilest

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I asked my doctor for a contraceptive pill that would be good for my skin. I had mixed results, but overall I would say it got better but didn’t completely stop my acne. The first few months of taking this pill I felt very nauseous and my periods were heavier and more painful. This eventually stopped. I didn’t notice much change in my sex drive but I did notice a change in my moods, with increased mood swings. I stopped using Cilest because my doctor said it was no longer available. I changed to Lizinna.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Better skin

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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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