Progesterone only / Mini pill


About the reviewer

Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I decided to switch to Cerelle from Rigevidon as Rigevidon gave me a few migraines and my breasts were too sore despite being on it for a year. I believed Cerelle is a safer option regarding side effects (lesser chance of blood clots, high blood pressure etc.) The first couple of months I experienced irregular bleeding/ spotting for a few days and I could not predict when my period would be around. After about a year my period is light, a bit more painful compared to rigevidon periods and it comes around every 2 months which is good. The problem with this pill is that it has caused me bad acne (red pimples with puss all over). I live a healthy life style, I’m active and my diet is balanced. The last two months have been horrible for my skin and that’s the only reason I can think off. I’ve tried facial washes, masks, serums… nothing works. I need to find something that works for me.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
No change
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Dark body hair

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

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