08/09/2020

Cilest

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I loved being on the pill however was told I had to come off immediately when I confessed to the doctor that I’d had a couple of migraines in the last 12 months. I’ve been off for almost 6 years now and the first few were hellish – I discovered I had PCOS, I got adult acne, my eczema, IBS and stress levels got worse. The pill clearly was plastering over some serious concerns that I could have addressed earlier in life had I known.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Better skin

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
18 months - 3 years
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I discovered I had PCOS, I got adult acne, my eczema, IBS and stress levels got worse. The pill clearly was plastering over some serious concerns that I could have addressed earlier in life had I known.

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