20/06/2019

Cilest

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I reacted well to the pill at first and was very happy with it until I started bleeding very heavily before my ‘break’ week. The bleeding then continued for three weeks in total and I ended up feeling very frail and weak. I have anemia, so the bleeding didn’t help that, but I was assured by my doctor that the pill wouldn’t impact that at all. I’m very hesitant to try any other forms of oral contraception now.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

My periods seem to have returned to normal now and my mood is pretty much the same. I think my sex drive has just increased because I felt so awful having such a long period.

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