12/02/2020

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'2"/157.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on Cerazette for about 8 years after coming off Microgynon. For the majority of the time I didn’t notice any issues but for the last year or so of taking it, my mood and weight started to become noticeably worse and my boobs starting hurting a lot! Maybe I was just on it for too long but I’ve now come off it and feeling much better!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

On the whole I’m feeling much better and mood has definitely stabilised. I’m now trying the natural cycles app to give my body a break from hormone contraceptives for a while.

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