19/09/2019

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I would say I was mislead with this contraception by my practice nurse. I have reacted differently to the pill than I expected, from what I was informed I would experience. However, I wouldn’t leave it with a completely negative review. It hasn’t had too many other effects to my body (only affecting my periods) so on that part I wouldn’t fault it. I would only advise to others before they decided to use this pill, is do your research on other people’s experiences on this pill (the internet has a wealth of information). And also just be aware the side effects may or may not happen, or can vary hugely to what is reported. In addition, the ‘settling in’ period will take a lot longer than you’ll be expecting, and comes with some horrible side effects such as heavy and prolonged periods.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Headaches

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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