25/06/2019

Cerelle

Progesterone only / Mini pill

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
95kg - 100kg / 14st 13lb - 15st 10lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Do your research, what works for one won’t work for another. I took the mini pill due to the side effects I was having from the combined pill (very sore breasts) and found my side effects worsened, and it negatively affected my mental well-being and sex drive. At times I felt numb, others teary – once I stopped taking it they started to subside but 3 months since I stopped taking it my body is still adjusting to not being on any form of pill.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

Do your research, what works for one won’t work for another. I took the mini pill due to the side effects I was having from the combined pill (very sore breasts) and found my side effects worsened, and it negatively affected my mental well-being and sex drive. At times I felt numb, others teary – once I stopped taking it they started to subside but 3 months since I stopped taking it my body is still adjusting to not being on any form of pill.

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