05/03/2021

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
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 put on Cerazette by my GP for heavy periods which were difficult to manage whilst studying for my undergrad degree. It was my first experience with hormonal contraception. I can only use progesterone based contraception. I had no period after a month or so of spotting but after three months my mood really took a nosedive. I also put on nearly 2 stone in weight. I had no sex drive at all. I’ve never suffered from PMS and it took a while for me to make the link. I tried to stick it out but after a year I made the decision to come off it. I felt better within weeks of stopping and the weight slowly came off. I have since moved to the copper coil for contraceptive reasons and whilst my periods are heavy, I had none of the side effects that I experienced with cerazette.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

No effects

Impact after using

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

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

My mood stabilised quite quickly and my period went back to its normal cycle after one month.

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