Love my mini pill! Went on it about 6 years ago to stop my painful periods, they stopped almost instantly and only ever come back if I run out of pills and don't take them for about a week. No side effects for me except possibly lower sex drive, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons for me as it's great having no periods and very reliable contraception. Everyone's different but for me it's great!
It was all okay for a while but suddenly developed severe period-like cramping, but every single day. I had to leave the gym because the pain made me feel SO faint. I called the doctor and almost was given a diagnosis of IBS before we both made the connection to the pill being the cause. As soon as I stopped the pill, the cramping went away.
Only lasted 2 weeks. Severe headaches & migraines for the whole time. Ironic since I had to take mini pill due to getting migraines. Also negative mood change very quickly. Constant spotting which only stopped when I stopped taking it. Do not recommend personally, hopefully my experience is not the norm.
The worst pill I’ve ever taken. Having been on the combined pill for a few years I thought I would try the mini pill as I heard it stops periods as you don’t need a break. Worst experience of my life. I woke up everyday feeling suicidal, had severe anxiety, cried every day, had intrusive thoughts. I felt crazy and my doctor wouldn’t listen to me so I went off it and back to lucette. However, even though I was only on the mini pill for a2 months, when I stopped my skin went crazy. I got really bad acne for about 3 months and even lucette didn’t calm it down, I had to take a course of ache antibiotics and it went away but yeah the mini pill ruined my mental health and skin so never ever again.
I was taken off yasminelle as I get migraines with aura. I really reluctantly went on cerazette 2 months ago. I was so nervous because of some of the bad reviews I read. I have been absolutely fine. My headaches have massively improved. My suggestion - just give it a go! I’m delighted with it so far.
Hated it! I suffered from. weight gain, hair loss, mood swings and even anxiety. Would not recommend. All my symptoms disappeared when I stopped usage.
I switched to this pill after being on a combined pill for many years but was advised to come off it due to a recent family history with breast cancer. After a few months I really noticed a change in my mood, I was very moody and emtional and also very bloated which I have not experienced before. My periods were very irregular, I experienced extended bleeding for up to 3 weeks and then no bleeding at all. Due to the up and down side effects of this pill I am now looking at alternative options. I personally would not recommend this pill.
Don’t let the bad reviews stop you from trying this! Before I switched I was on the combined pill (Levest) and I was having such horrible anxiety attacks, low moods and low sex drive. My doctor recommended the mini pill and after reading all the reviews I thought myself into a pit of despair! I also suffer from hormonal acne and was breaking out on the combined pill so I was sure I was going to turn into a spotty mess on Cerazette but because of my low mental state I was willing to try it. I’m now at the end of my first strip and I’m feeling much better mentally. That mental fog and lowness has gone, I feel much more myself and even have a little bit of my sex drive back! I’m not gonna give it 5 stars because I did notice a slight increase in breakouts but as someone who has experienced full blown acne before, this is not that. It’s just an increase in spots that can be treated with topical products and a good vitamin. I also bled for a week when first starting but my periods have now stopped. I would really take the other reviews with a pinch of salt as I thought this would be awful and I actually ended up feeling much better on it!
I took it as it was easier to get than cerelle but my skin got really oily and spotty and I had light for 3 weeks straight the third month I was on it and it wasn’t red it was mostly brown blood like at the end of a period except it didn’t end.as soon as I stopped taking this pill the bleeding stopped. I also noticed my appetite has decreased which isn’t a bad thing, but that could also be that the combined pill i was on before had increased my appetite and this is my normal appetite - hard to know.
I would like to begin by saying every woman’s experience with contraception is completely different and no two are the same, if you are reading this before taking contraception and are thinking of doing so, please please do thorough research. Your body is so important and you can never predict how it will react to contraception. However, I completely regret taking this pill. Strap in, because you are in for a ride. Before we start, I would like to point out prior to this the last form of contraception I took was the combined pill in 2019 and I was only on this for 6 days, I came off it because I was no longer seeing the guy who I originally went on it for (tragic I know) and the only experience I had when taking this contraception was horrid cramps when I came off it, but that was it. I am now 21 and although my current partner was majorly against me going on contraception and was more than happy to use a condom, I did not listen and started contraception right away. However, Cerazette, oh Cerazette.. what a nightmare and boy should I have listened to him. I began taking this pill on the 19th January 2022 and decided to document any changes. My first 6 days on the pill were absolutely fine, no side effects, no nothing. I was living the dream life swallowing this tiny pill at 4pm everyday knowing it would allow me to have an enjoyable sex life with my amazing long distance partner (no condom) buzzing! But, by day 7 my appetite absolutely sky rocketed. I have NEVER been so hungry in my life. Bare in mind I have always been a big eater, but luckily my fast metabolism has always kept me at a size 4-6. But this appetite was something else, I went from just about eating 3 times a day to it being necessary to eat about 8 times, I could not believe it. This lasted roughly 3 days, so not too long. However, during these 3 days I experienced MAJOR bloating, which I have never been subjected to, I literally looked like I was pregnant with twins, it was insane. Even my partner was in awe as to how much food I was shovelling down my throat. Not that I would have minded because I’m quite slim, but I did not gain any weight from this. I also noticed a decreased mood, but it was nothing major or anything to worry about. Just before the start of my second week (28th January), I began to bleed. Of course, as it would anyone, this kind of worried me, but after a lot of Google searches and forums, I realised this was just ‘breakthrough bleeding’ and it was completely normal for me to be experiencing this, I was also experiencing slight abdominal pain but convinced myself this was just my body adjusting to the pill. The next day I woke up still bleeding but had no abdominal pain, so was hopeful the pain was over with. However, going into that evening the bleeding got way worse - similar to a full on period - and the pain was very much period pain-ish. I found myself in a horrible mood this day and noticed my boobs were awfully firm and appeared way bigger than usual. I’m part of the itty bitty committee and have always been a small C cup and wasn’t sure if I was convincing myself they had gotten bigger, so checked in with my partner and he was absolutely in shock as to how much bigger they appeared (if in doubt ask your partner loool!). Fast forward to the 4th February I went to my partners for the weekend, I was still bleeding but nothing too erratic, obviously not the nicest thing knowing you’re bleeding when you finally get to see your long distance partner but he was so supportive and understanding, so regardless I felt comfortable. However, by the 5th, the bleeding had multiplied and sex was completely out of the question. The bleeding completely threw my sex drive out of the window, it was the weirdest experience ever because pre-pill I had a raging sex drive and wanted to physically be stuck to my partner every second of the day. It was like watching myself lie there next to my partner, rather than enjoying the moment myself. This was all so weird and confusing to me that it actually brought me to tears - not like me at all. I tried to not overthink the situation and just enjoyed the rest of the weekend. Finally, the 9th of feb was the first day I woke up with no bleeding. That counts a whole 12 days of bleeding, when in general my periods tend to last around 5 days. But just as this positive occurred, I realised my moods had been fluctuating the last 48ish hours and my emotions were absolutely sky high for no reason. I am normally the happiest, silliest, bubbliest person ever and without realising, the pill was robbing me of this. It all came down to Thursday 10th feb. I facetimed my partner and he pointed out I’d been different the last couple of days, he ended up suggesting maybe some space would do me good to regulate my feelings and be in tune with my emotions, I agreed with him and decided rather than drag him through the emotional rollercoaster I was experiencing that a little bit of head space would probably do me good. However, shortly after I ended up crying AT WORK, I could not believe it. I work in a restaurant and was asked for some Mayo and ketchup, and I swear down by the time I got back into the kitchen to get these items I could feel floods of tears streaming. I was so embarrassed, I went to the toilets and i could not stop the tears. It was that kind of crying where there are literal sounds and stutters coming out of your mouth, not to mention the streaks in my foundation. At that point I realised the pill was really not co operating with me or my body at all. I called in sick the next 2 days my moods were that low and the random crying attacks continued, however silly me still continued to take it both those days. On the second day of calling in sick (12th feb), my parents sat me down and asked what was going on, as of course they could tell I was not myself. I finally opened up to them about being on the pill ( even though my amazing partner continuously suggested to do so - clearly I should learn to listen to him more ) and they were both so supportive. My mum has never been a fan of contraception which is why I avoided telling her and well, not wanting to tell my dad is just kind of self explanatory. But I laid it all on the table, not to mention I found myself crying yet again. The biggest thing I took away from the conversation was when my dad said ‘why would you continuously keep taking something that you know is effecting you in a negative way?’ And I don’t know about you, but I had no valid answer to that question. I immediately stopped taking it, as of right now writing this message it is my second day not taking it. I have had dark reddish discharge the past couple of days and as of today (14th feb - valentines how ironic) I am back to bleeding and wearing pads consistently. To conclude, I was only on the pill for approximately 3 weeks and 3 days and even in that short space of time I experienced a huge increase in appetite, bloating, firmer boobs, constant bleeding, robbed of my sex drive and an absolute overload of bad moods and vulnerable emotions. I feel like there is not enough information online about these forms of contraception and women are scared into thinking if you don’t ingest these tablets that can completely change you, then you’re either going to get pregnant or catch an STI, this is not the case at all!!!! I am so glad to have come off it and although it has only been 2 days I will share my experience after coming off it down below. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope if anything it can give someone the information they were searching for.