31/01/2019

Cerazette

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on this contraception for 3 years and I enjoyed that I did not have periods and that there were few (and only minor) physical and mental side effects while taking it. However, towards the end of the 3 years I started getting random bleeding. There was sometimes a correlation between not taking the pill at exactly the same time each day (or within an hour or so) and when the bleeding would happen but this became burdensome which made me come off the pill. I lost a significant amount of weight when I came off of this pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Issues wearing contact lenses

Latex allergy

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Latex allergy

Issues wearing contact lenses

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

I felt a lot lighter physically and perhaps happier mentally too. It was the summer so the good weather and active social life could have contributed to my positive mood.

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