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Cerazette pill Reviews

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Cerazette pill reviews

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Lowdown user
27 years old
25th Aug 22

I’ve been taking the mini pill for the last 17 months. As my doctor took me off the combined pill that I’d been on 13 years with no issue. As a contraception- it works. I noticed the first few months that it was playing havoc with my body. I kept getting thrush! Which I don’t usually suffer with. And then my hair started coming out. I lost a lot of hair, and as a hairdresser I know it was a concerning amount. My iron levels were down at the time so the doctor put it down to that. My bloods went back to normal but I was still loosing a considerable amount of hair. I naturally have thick long hair. And then my skin , my skin has never been so bad. My skin and my hair were my favourite things about myself and this pill effected both of them badly for me. I never get spots, but this caused acne all on my cheeks and jaw. My doctors now put me back on my combined pill which I’m so happy about!. I won’t be changing from that again!

Lowdown user
37 years old
20th Aug 22

I took this after my second child in 2019. And it wasnt until my husband thought I had postpartum depression that I realised that this really doesn’t agree with me. I struggled with my mental health, I felt sad and overwhelmed all the time. I didn’t have my normal drive to get things done or the patience to deal with the children.

Lowdown user
17 years old
13th Aug 22

i have had no issues the main change was my periods became a lot lighter they have always been irregular and they are still i just don’t get them as often since being on this pill :)

Lowdown user
28 years old
26th Jul 22

Overall happy. Periods less frequent approximately every 2-3 months. No other side effects.

Lowdown user
30 years old
28th Jun 22

Cerazette was very kind to me for the first 6-8 years of being on it. In my late 20s however (after 8 glorious period-free years!), I started spotting irregularly for no reason which was very annoying. I also noticed I was feeling angrier/ more tearful than I had previously, and the final straw was a pill-induced migraine that led to me turning my back on hormonal contraception for good (the best thing I ever did).

Lowdown user
24 years old
26th Jun 22

This pill was fine at first however I began to really struggle with anxiety. I didn't fully realise how bad it had become until I was switched to the combined pill and pretty much overnight my anxious thoughts became more manageable and less frequent. This is a shame as otherwise this pill was good for me, stopped periods completely and didn't experience any other negative side effects.

Lowdown user
20 years old
25th Jun 22

I was a bit sceptical of this pill to start with as I had really irregular periods and periods that lasted nearly a month, there are no other big side effects for me apart from the irregular bleeding so I was keen to try push through it. After about 2 or 3 months my periods have stopped altogether and I'm really happy with being on this pill, previously I had been on the combined pill and had to come straight off it after 3 months as it was a nightmare, with Cerazette I am much more happier. If you have only just started on this pill and are worried about irregular bleeding I would try keep on it for at least 3 months, everybody is different and if it doesn't agree with you there are plenty more to try. Personally this pill has worked wonders for me as there aren't as many hormones in it unlike the combined pill.

Lowdown user
18 years old
25th Jun 22

The only side effect I experienced whilst on this pill is cystitis, apart from that I felt completely fine and would’ve stayed on this pill if it weren’t for the side effect.

Lowdown user
27 years old
21st Jun 22

I started taking the mini pill as an alternative method of contraception as my body didn’t agree with the coil which I had to get removed due to issues it was causing. When I began taking the mini pill I didn’t notice any changes, however during the duration of me being on the mini pill I experienced severe and agonising pain during intercourse which meant that I would completely avoid this. I thought it would be dryness but even lubricants didn’t help. I then also noticed that I would bleed after intercourse and this would then result in severe abdominal cramps. I was completely unaware that this could be from the contraception I was taking so continued. I then noticed that the frequency that I was getting thrush was more than I’d ever had before and after repeatedly going to the doctors they suggested it was just thrush and it would go away. But again, time after time it did not go away even when the results for thrush came back negative. I was given steroid creams to help with lubrication which did not help and again was left in agonising pain. After endless amounts of research I began to understood that the mini pill causes an imbalance in hormones and due to the lack of oestrogen levels this pill was causing, it was causing bleeding, irritation and pain. The doctors were unable to detect that the mini pill would be the cause of this.

Lowdown user
21 years old
20th Jun 22

I had a period that lasted over 6 months. It was constant. Stopped taking it and the bleeding continued so had to go on the combined pill to stop the bleeding. Ended the combined pill and my periods were back to normal within a week. The worst thing I ever did.

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