07/04/2020

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
Over 45
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Used Cerazette about 6 or 7 years ago for contraception and had absolutely no issues with it. No bleeding. Everything was great. Restarted it again around 6 months ago to regulate and lessen my extremely heavy and irregular bleeding which is due to fibroids – i was averaging one period every 60-70 days but for the first 3 days I literally couldn’t leave the bathroom due to the heavy flow. Although the bleeding is not as intense now that I’m on the tablets it is pretty much constant (sometimes a proper period and sometimes just when going to the loo). But I literally have around 4-5 days a month bleed free if I am lucky, with a proper period every other week. Good job I’m not currently in a relationship and using it for contraception this time round!!! Will stick it out for a little while longer simply due to having no alternative (other than a hysterectomy – im likely to start menopause in the next couple of years which should sort the fibroids so I don’t really want a major op unless its unavoidable). I’ve also had an underactive thyroid for over 30 years and my medication for that has remained stable so I don’t think that has any influence. I am currently heavier than when I used it the first time so maybe things will change once I lose some more weight.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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