02/02/2021

Cilest

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

For about 5 years this was perfect. It worked and cleared up my acne as suggested it might. I had no major issue until about 5-6 year in when I started getting awful migraines. It took a few years to work out that it always happened on the 7 day “off week”. I was suggested to run the packs together but then I would just get continuous spotting and cramps. In the end I had to stop taking it as the migraines would knock me out for 2-3 days every month. Haven’t had them since I stopped taking it. I also had cystitis and thrush many times when taking it and since I stopped, the occurances of both have stopped too. Maybe coincidence but perhaps not!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Better skin

High blood pressure

Tender breasts

Issues wearing contact lenses

Enlarged breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

Migraines have completely stopped and I’ve stopped getting thrush and cystitis. More acne than when I took it.

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