16/02/2020

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This pill worked well to stop ovulation and periods and so lessened the symptoms (pain, heavy periods etc) I was using it for. Great stuff, but I noticed a general ‘slump’ in mood over the months and after 8 months I had to stop it immediately. I was becoming markedly depressed and had quite horrible thoughts. I am happy to say after three days of stopping, ‘the black cloud’ lifted. I would not take again. It’s a shame as it did what I needed it to do, but with too many side effects.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Issues wearing contact lenses

Increased body hair

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Positive side effect of my general mood stabilising for the better. Had two ok periods, at month one and month two after stopping cerazette but by the third month I am back to my heavy and painful periods.

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