07/04/2021

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I struggled a lot with combined pills due to them negatively impacting my moods, I got taken off my last one due to high BP and moved onto Cerelle. My mood instantly was better I felt happy and less depressed, however my body didn’t seem to agree with cerelle as after 7 months taking it my periods were extremely long. On average around 35 days at a time, with 4 days no bleed between, the longest period on this pill was 41 days. I did however persevere and continue in hopes it would settle, also enjoying the fact I wasn’t as depressed, but gave up due to anemia and blood loss.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Aura symptoms

Spots or acne

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Back pain

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

I have gone on to a combined pill so feel this may not be accurate from coming off it straight to another pill.

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