19/06/2019

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
100kg - 105kg / 15st 10lb - 16st 7lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I love the fact that this pill stopped my periods. I’ve had no trouble with it contraceptive wise, it does it’s job. However I have noticed my mood hasn’t been the best. I feel it has impacted my mental health negatively and has made me moodier, but that could be down to teenage hormones too. I first came on the pill at 14/15 so there could be a mix. It also made me gain a lot of weight which is the main con for me. I’m overweight and find it hard to lose weight despite trying my hardest, which I blame the pill for. My skin also has recently been terrible, but since that’s only recent I don’t blame the pill entirely. Overall I think it is good, and not everyone will experience the same side effects so it’s worth a try.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Back pain

Dark body hair

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

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