12/04/2021

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

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

Experience

I was on Cerazette for 4 years and although my periods stopped which was great, it wasn’t worth the changes to my weight, mood and libido. I gained weight and had a significantly reduced sex drive. Worst of all was the impact in my emotions and mental state, I’m usually a positive happy person but I became very low and unstable. Even at my best I was more numb than happy.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Spots or acne

Better skin

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Having come off Cerazette 3 months ago I can’t believe how much better I feel emotionally. My periods have returned but aren’t as painful as before I was on the pill. My emotional state is much improved. I feel as though when I was on it I was living under a cloud but didn’t realise. My sex drive has also increased.

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