03/03/2021

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

My skin got worse (was on yasmine before but had to stop due to headaches) I constantly had acne and it was so painful and just wouldn’t go. So embarrassing since I’m now 25. Fed up of 10+ years of bad skin so that’s my main reason for stopping the pill. Sex drive plummeted, unlike me to say no but I found myself constantly rejecting my partner! In the beginning I had terrible mood swings and was grumpy and emotional. I gained a lot of weight! We gain weight as we get older anyway, but I definitely gained more taking this pill. Like 2-3 stone more! I had spotting occasionally which would actually worry me. Sometimes it would be heavy enough to require a pad or tampon. And would randomly start (last two days maybe, sometimes three!) and be accompanied with period pains.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Better skin

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Feeling completely different already, better skin, increased sex drive and feeling better for it!

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