18/04/2021

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This was the first contraceptive I’ve ever been on. To be blunt it was awful. I can’t explain but my body just felt wrong like it wasn’t working properly. I started taking it during my period and then when my period stopped I had one normal day and then I started spotting and it never stopped for three months. After a month it was like having a reverse period I was bleeding for three weeks with a weeks break. This may be due to the fact that I have naturally heavy periods I don’t know. Then whenever I was bleeding I would get hot flushes and sweating which is something I get during my natural cycle when I’m pmsing/on my period so it may be due to that. I also had strong depression and brain fog. I do suffer with my mental health normally and I was in a bad relationship at the time so it’s hard to tell if it was the pill or not but it certainly did not help. Overall it definitely was not right for me.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Increased sweating

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

After I stopped using it I immediately felt better and got my period the following month.

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