19/09/2019

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I’d be on the combined pill before, and had an awful reaction mentally. I suffer with depression and mood swings, and that made it a lot worse. Thankfully, I felt like myself on Cerelle! My main issue, and the reason that I stopped taking it, was the weight gain. I was constantly hungry, and as a person who’s struggled with appetite in the past, this was really out of the ordinary. I gained about 7 kilo in 6 months, and haven’t been able to shift the weight (though at least I’m not gaining any more!)

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Dark body hair

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

It took a few months for my periods to become regular again. The constant hungriness stopped after a few weeks which I was really grateful for. Still haven’t gotten rid of the weight, and it’s been almost a year since I stopped :(

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