04/02/2019

Cilest

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on Cilest for many years. It was the first pill I got put on at 18. It negatively effected my mood (could cry for no reason when taking it) and gained some weight. Came off it for a year at 23 to give my body a break and really noticed the difference. Took a year for normal periods. When I went to go back on the doctor was surprised I was on it as said it is a strong pill for someone who is quite small so wasn’t surprised i’d had a bad experience.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

My mood was really improved and it was easier to stay in shape. Generally felt pretty good. Periods took quite a long time to get back to normal – over 12 months which bothered me a bit.

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