29/08/2019

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

As a form of contraception it was easy to take, to get hold of, and I never had a ‘scare’. At first my periods lasted for about 4 days light flow and after a while they stopped all together. If I missed a pill I would get breakthrough bleeding. My sex drive dipped extremely low (for me) and while my hair and skin were noticeably improved I also changed my diet around the same time.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased sweating

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

I struggled with significant times of anxiety and depression while on this pill. At the time I chalked it up to life and didn’t think much more of it, I tried antidepressants but nothing worked. In 2017 a friend recommended “resetting my hormones” by coming off for a while, regardless of whether that’s a thing i found it was like waking up from a bad dream. I felt like myself again, my sex drive returned instantly and I had more energy in general. I now feel like the pill medicated away my personality and massively exacerbated my depression – rather than prescribing more pills I wish the doctors had taken me off contraception.

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