Progesterone only / Mini pill


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it


n Nov 2015 I started to take Cerelle (progesterone only) in March 2016 I started to break down mentally my anxiety was through the roof and depression was setting in, I also lost my sex drive completely and have recently got married in sept2017 I thought it was the ‘your married that’s what happens’ actually happening! For the next 3 years iv taken tons of anti depressants, anxiety meds, CBD oil and had countless counselling sessions. I left my last job in Sept2018 because of it. About 10 weeks ago I felt like I need a period I’m talking the mother of all periods… stopped taking the pill and it came. I felt fine. Instantly felt less fuzzy… so I stopped taking fluoxetine (Prozac) still felt fine. Period came and went and I did some research. Went to the docs and well in the end he said ‘oh yeah cerelle is known to cause depression and serious anxiety’ so for 3 years they knew what I was on and what I was experiencing and nothing has been done. So I have been off now for 10 weeks. Had a copper coil fitted 2 weeks ago and I haven’t felt this good in years. I feel like me. I don’t cry all the time I feel clear. I’m not saying I’m cured but I’m certainly saying my anxiety is at bay.

Impact whilst taking

Very negatively
I gained weight
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Back pain

No effects

Impact after using

Very positively
No change
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I feel 100% better. I now feel like the old me. I still get anxiety but no more than any one would about normal things to be worried about… job interviews… big meetings… not about wether I buttered my husbands toast right! I feel so much healthier in myself I can listen to my body again and the cloudyness of the depression has gone.

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