22/03/2021

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Originally I started the combined pill but had so many side effects I was recommended to switch to the mini pill. To begin with it was great. While I was on it I became depressed. Not sure if the pill was the sole cause however, wouldn’t be surprised if it was a factor. Ultimately I decided to stop taking it as I was feeling nauseous for months and had multiple headaches every single week.

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

Headaches

Nausea or vomiting

Tender breasts

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Better skin

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

It hasn’t been particularly long however, the change I’ve experienced is enough that I don’t ever want to take the pill again. Still having a break from birth control but looking at alternative options instead.

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