23/02/2021

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
85kg - 90kg / 13st 5lb - 14st 2lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

Been on the mini pill for coming up 6yrs this April since changing from the implant. The pros have been no periods! Like at all! And my skin is better and barely any acne at all! However it does effect my mood – I suffer from bad anxiety which don’t help things, but i would find myself just in a dull state with little motivation. I also noticed I have a lot more short tempered about even the smallest of things or overalls emotional about other things. I gained some fair weight over the years my biggest being almost a size 20 from a size 14 (lockdown gave me time to shift a fair bit). Sex drive was reduced a lot which can have an effect on the relationship aswell. I’m now thinking of coming off the pill altogether and letting my body a good long break from contraception. Plus in a weird way I kinda miss having periods – not having them for so long did put me at a sense of unease that everything is okay down there ..if you get me..

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Better skin

Increased body hair

High blood pressure

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

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