11/07/2021

cilique

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I used to be on Cilest. Stopped taking it during lockdown to give my body a break. When I decided to resume taking the pill, I started on Cilique as found out cilest was no longer being supplied through NHS. Its been much more of a nightmare. The side effects are very unpredictable, for example a couple of time in the past year I’ve had very achy breasts. The pain is so bad it makes me cry. I’m so glad I’ve been able to work from home because I literally have to sit at the office desk with my boobs out as its so painful to wear clothes. When it happens it always makes me paranoid I’m pregnant too but so far no baby! I find the periods on Cilique are mildly lighter than my non-pill periods. Some weeks I have really bad cramps, others I have nothing (but I suppose its better than pre-birth control life when my period pain was excruciating and I’d black out from the pain). I totally lose my sex drive when on this pill, normally it starts to come back during my break week then whomp – back on Cilique again.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Better skin

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

No effects

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