27/06/2019

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Switched to cerazette from microgynon due to migrane risk/age. It wasn’t till I stopped taking it that I realised how significantly it had effected my mood, drive and general happiness. All declined significantly over the duration of taking it and I was very flat by the end. Glad I’m off of it. These side effects were never mentioned by the nurse, but are clearly very common and not insignificant, so should have been assessed in check ups.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Better skin

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Significant increase in mood and happiness since stopping. Glad I’m off it and now contraception free. I’d rather the tenderness and pre menstrual mood change than feeling flat and lacking enthusiasm for life

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