20/04/2020

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started using the mini pill after years of using the combined pill on and off. I found it useful for stopping period therefore no period pains, however, I did gain weight because it caused an increase my appetite . I told the GP who said “just don’t eat as much!” That’s difficult to do when you feel starving all the time! I have now stopped taking the pill completely after nearly 4 years, this is because I’m convinced it effects my mood. It makes me very short tempered and particularly nasty to my partner. So I’ve decided to see if my mood improves if I come off it. I’ll also be interested to know if I lose the weight I have gained from it. I kind of miss having periods too,.. I’m sure I’ll change my mind after my first one in 4 years!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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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