05/04/2021

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

As I started to get migraines with aura when on the combined pill, I was prescribed the progesterone pill to reduce oestrogen intake. I have suffered with acne for years, but while taking this pill it got progressively worse. My periods became very irregular and lasted for multiple weeks with spotting in between, meaning that I was bleeding for up to a month on some occasions. My sex drive became very low. However, I did not get headaches or migraines, experience mood swings of weight gain (which were common for me on the combined pill).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Cystitus

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

My skin got progressively worse on this pill and has improved a little (but still not back to the way it was before I began taking it), but my sex drive has not returned after a few months. I lost weight while taking the pill and have also lost weight since being off it, although this may still be a result of no longer taking the combined pill (which I was taking before the progesterone pill), rather than as a result of this birth control method.

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