Best progestogen-only / mini pill

2.8

297 reviews

Cerelle is a form of the mini pill (progestogen-only pill) which contains desogestrel. It is really safe for nearly every woman, but like all desogestrel pills, some of us have issues with breakthrough bleeding as there is no oestrogen in the mini pill to help with cycle control.

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Cerelle pill

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I switched to Cerelle from Hana a few months ago. This pill has been a big improvement for me. My sex drive is back, and everything seems to function normally down there again! I feel more myself than I had before, my moods are generally better. I haven't had a period since I started which is amazing for me as I've always suffered with PMDD and very heavy, painful bleeding. There are a couple of downsides, I have had more headaches and migraines which I've always been prone to. Hoping they will settle with more time. I've also noticed sometimes painful, quite major bloating. At times I look pregnant (I'm definitely not!). I have managed to solve this by adding a supplement to my routine so it's not too much of a concern

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I have a love and hate relationship with this pill. On the positives i didn’t really get any physical side effects apart from my period stopping which was a bonus. However this pill makes me so much more emotional and anxious than before so thinking of taking a break to see if my mood improves.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

I was on this pill for nearly 6 months and during that time I was very nauseous. I also had horrendous mood swings and completely lost my sex drive. The worst symptom however was the random bleeding, completely out the blue with no warning which was so inconvenient


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