19/04/2020

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'8"/172.5cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started taking cerrelle as I’m anaemic and not having my period meant my iron levels wouldn’t drop to the point of me passing out anymore. for the first year it was great, no periods or issues with spotting, I gained a small amount of weight at first and my boobs got a bit bigger but at first it wasn’t an issue. However as the next year and a half went on my weight changed by an extra 10kg with no change to my diet and I had actually increased my activity levels. I began having extremely bad migraines which I had never suffered from previously, my boobs grew from a DD to an FF/G in the space of a year and my mental health deteriorated quickly. I carried on taking it as I was living abroad for a year and didn’t want to start fainting and having iron issues in another country. I have since returned to the UK and stopped taking my pill 4 weeks ago. My mental health has already improved and I am starting to lose some weight. I am yet to have a period since stopping the pill but have iron supplements ready and am prepared that it won’t be a fun experience but feel it is already worth it.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Increased body hair

High blood pressure

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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