19/06/2019

Cilest

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started taking this in conjunction with anti depressants after suffering post natal depression following the birth of my daughter. I had no sex drive whatsoever but thought my moods were reasonably stable. Only when I came off the anti depressants did I start to get seriously low moods and depressive episodes. In stopping Cilest these stopped entirely.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After stopping cilest my mood improved and sex drive returned. I think I lost a bit of weight as well – I certainly didn’t bloat as much as before. It took at least 3 months for my period to return to normal

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