29/06/2019

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Gained a lot of weight very very quickly despite having a very active job, exercising and watching what I was eating. Felt constantly bloated and swollen. Periods were all over the place. Bled for 4 weeks straight, after that was constantly spotting. Very inconvenient and annoying.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

For about 2-3 months after, my periods were irregular. Had some spotting and very light periods. After this time periods returned to normal. For around the same time period I felt less swollen, as if I had been retaining water the entire time and it had now gone. Didn’t realise whilst I was on the pill how much it was effecting my mood, felt constantly moody. Once I was off it it was like a screen was lifted and I felt happy. Still trying to lose the weight but it has been coming off slowly.

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