19/01/2020

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have taken a contraceptive pill in some form from the age of 16. During these last 15 years I have found myself suffering with terrible low moods, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I have always assumed this was work, life related but then started to notice that it was a monthly reoccurrence before a period or when I should have a period. Depression has massively impacted my life in the last five years especially and I am now recognising a connection to my monthly hormonal cycle which has been impacted by the pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased sweating

Better skin

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Back pain

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Suicidal thoughts.

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