Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it


This was the perfect pill for me. Gutted it was discontinued. always had short light periods, no weight change, if anything I got less PMS so my moods were improved, absolutely clockwork cycle. Perhaps there was a small chance sex drive was suppressed slightly but it never affected my relationship. Have now had to switch to Cilique which is meant to be the same but after 5 months of taking it my mood has never been so low. I feel suicidal and extremely sad every month before my period and I get so cranky about the smallest things which would never usually bother me. I’m usually a really positive and optimistic person (and Cilest never affected that) but on this Cilique pill it’s like I want the world to burn! I also get terribly bloated and uncomfortable during the final week of pills and feel like I’ve gained 100lbs (even though I haven’t actually gained any weight). My sex drive is also now absolutely non existent. I know I need to switch to something else but anxious to keep switching! I wish Cilest could make a come back.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat positively
No change
Lighter periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Very negatively
No change
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

No effects

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Switched from Cilest to Cilique and instantly experienced extremely bad PMT and bloating/discomfort for at least one week fo every month. moods generally very low now and sex drive has disappeared entirely. Do not recommend switching to Cilique

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