18/03/2021

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I started taking the mini pill after I gave birth to my son in April 2020. Side effects weren’t so bad for the first couple of months but as time went on I felt as though mental health was severly affected, which high highs and very low lows. I did however experience better skin and lighter periods (when I had them).

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Increased sweating

Back pain

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Better skin

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After deciding to come off this pill, the benefits were almost instant for me. I no longer felt foggy or not with it, my mind seemed clearer and my mood defiantly improved. I have been off the pill for almost 4 weeks and am yet to have a period.

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