04/04/2020

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Unfortunately the Jaydess coil I had (which I loved) slipped and had to be removed. The doctor put me straight on Cerazette after one month of taking it I have had to stop it – I know it can take a while to settle but I couldn’t bare how I was feeling. I would cry at everything and felt a real sense of numbness. Nothing made me laugh, just very down and the anxiety was terrible. No sex drive whats so ever! I’ve never felt like that! The worst thing was acne that has come all over my back, I’m now hoping being on no hormones might clear my system. In the month I was on this pill my boobs have swollen incredibly and I’ve noticed an increase to my weight! Very quickly! I think it could be water retention but one week off the pill and I’ve seen a tiny drop. I wish this pill had worked for me but it just didn’t I think IUD/IUS are the best contraception out there so the mini pill felt like I was going back in time! My sister raves about this pill though and has been on it for years so everyone is different!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Issues wearing contact lenses

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Migraines

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I’m currently on no birth control and feel so much better already! The spots are still here and I’ve regained headaches but hoping they settle. I’ve got my period which has been… OK I guess! You forget how rubbish they are when you’ve not had one for 12 years on B/C!

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