Progesterone only / Mini pill


About the reviewer

Over 45
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
115kg - 120kg / 18st 1lb - 18st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I tried a different mini pill before this, but it left me having almost permanent periods. I’ve always had heavy, miserable periods and along with PCOS this left me incapacitated for at least a couple of days a month; even ovulation was agony. This pill was almost a miracle solution for me. My periods stopped altogether and although that was a strange change after twenty plus years of hormonal rhythms, it soon became a blessed relief. My health centre stopped issuing these though, and substituted it with another, the name of which I don’t recall. After a couple of months on that, and the resumption of my periods, I was desperate for Cerazette again, so I now buy it online. My only issue is that, at the age of 47, I’m not sure if I’m starting to experience the effects of menopause, but without having periods it’s harder to tell.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
No change
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

High blood pressure

Tender breasts

No effects

Had a similar experience?

Leave a short review and help other women find the right method for them

Want advice?

Speak to one of our doctors about your concerns