Does cerelle pill cause vaginal dryness?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on cerelle pill

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Out of the 305 reviews for cerelle pill, 0 people (0%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th May 24

Was told I could no longer continue my low dose combined pill (Gedarel) at age 43 because I was deemed overweight by a GP (a nurse looked at me in disbelief at this and actually initially extended my prescription to allow me to enjoy my honeymoon. GP now still stubbornly going on my BMI) Blood pressure fluctuates at times too so didn’t want to go through the stress of not knowing at a 3 month check if I’d suddenly be forced to come off it depending who I saw. Started Cerelle in January. First 6 weeks weren’t pleasant. Really sore breasts, spotting mixed in with random heavier bleeds, dryness when not bleeding and bladder irritation. All calmed down (apart from Dryness)- by third strip stopped spotting etc. Then on fourth strip started to bleed for two weeks (light enough to be ok) but by week 3 was bleeding so heavy was leaking through a heavy tampon/pad/period pants and passing clots with no sign of easing up after a full stressful week of this. Stopped taking the pill and bleeding calmed down. It took another 6 days to stop but feel so relieved. A nurse wanted me to switch straight away onto a new mini pill or coil but honestly I feel my body needs a break. Not sure where to go now as already my body feels so much better/libido back/moods balanced. Fed up of hormones!!

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Apr 24

Short term symptoms were: very tender breasts and feeling weird for a week couple of weeks. Most importantly I suppose - I did not get pregnant while on the mini pill, so it did it's job. It also stopped my periods completely, which was convenient. I was struggling on and off with depression starting just BEFORE I started on the pill, so it didn't caused thay but but I do think it prolonged the problem.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Apr 24

I started the mini-pill as a quick method inbetween the time I was waiting to get the Copper Coil contraceptive. It has worked very well! No spotting or bleeding. Except, my periods were slightly heavier but had little to no cramps. I was very skeptical of the pill affecting my mental health but I am not sure as it could be other reasons!

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Cerelle pill common side effects

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52% of cerelle pill reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of cerelle pill reviewers reported period like cramps

46% of cerelle pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

42% of cerelle pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

41% of cerelle pill reviewers reported lower back pain

Possible cerelle pill side effects

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