Progesterone only / Mini pill


About the reviewer

Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I was recommended this form of contraception by my doctor to help my awful PMS symptoms that were affecting my daily life. I suffered with terrible period pains, low moods, heavy bleeding and acne that would leave me bedridden most times. I was terrified to start taking the pill after reading about all of the possible side affects and almost ditched them completely but, in the end, I took a leap of faith and started! I have just finished my first month of Cerezette and I haven’t had a bad period pain since I started. My skin is the clearest it’s been in years and I haven’t found myself in a pit of depression not wanting to leave my bed. The only downside with this pill for me personally has been the headaches, but these have been easily treated with some pain killers and keeping hydrated. My periods have also been irregular and I have been bleeding longer but, so light that I hardly even notice that I’m on! It’s been the first time in my life that I’ve been able to get away with using panty liners instead of doubling up on night time pads and tampons. Who would have thought?! For anyone who is also suffering with terrible pms, I urge you to talk to your doctor, you really don’t have to feel like this! I recommend giving the POP, it may work for you like it did for me. There are so many options for you to try if it doesn’t work for you. Try not to fall victim to google like myself- relay any of your worries to your GP and take their advice. Good luck ladies🙂 x

Impact whilst taking

Very positively
I gained weight
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking


Better skin

Womb cramps

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