It went mostly great, I wish I could have continued with it. For the good part: skin and rosacea improved as these previously would react to cyclical changes, my frequent migraines vanished when using this, I loved the pink packaging. For the not so great: I did get frequent spotting for weeks either every or every other month but it rarely hurt and when it did it quickly faded without needing painkillers, though when I did get a period it was prolonged and heavy and would not naturally stop by itself which was very scary. Unfortunately I was only this to stop my periods for endometriosis and it didn't work, not in 75mg nor 150mg, so unfortunately I have to change to something else.
Have been taking for a month at the moment - previously took a few years ago and had no real issues. Periods have stopped for now which is brilliant as i suffer from heavy irregular painful periods. Nausea started a few days into taking but starting to back off now. A few headaches but nothing terrible. Vaginal dryness is quite noticeable. and period like cramping but no bleeding. Boobs have got bigger and are rock solid and tender.
I have never had anxiety before in my life, 3 months into taking this mini-pill I was worried constantly. At first I didn't link taking the pill to how I was feeling and thought it was just something I was going through, however, it got so bad that I decided to change pills to see if it helped at all - overnight, I was feeling less worried, less shaky, less like the world was coming to an end! There was slight weight gain and my periods were heavier, but it was the anxiety that really got me.
I've been on Cerelle since December 2020 (March 2022 right now) and for the first six months or so I had no complaints. I began to put on weight from the start but never associated it to the pill, but I have gained a considerable amount of weight which has not stopped during the course of me taking the pill. My skin has also gotten worse, but they were the only side effects for me really, but the weight gain has been the dealbreaker.
I was moved onto this pill as my doctor said I should try it instead of the combined pill. It was fine for about a week, then the hell began. My otherwise flawless skin turned into a spotty lumpy mess. I had new painful spots round my jawline every day despite using scrubs twice daily. I had never had acne before in my life. It knocked my self confidence so much I didn’t even want to go to work. Nothing I did would make the spots go away, i’d clean by face constantly and didn’t wear make up but to no avail. Then the next thing happened, I put on about 5lbs in the space of two weeks. To clarify to you, I am a size 6/8 healthy eating 27 year old who runs 7-10km every other day as standard for years. I have never put on weight and nothing else changed in my life sxcept the pill to cause this weight gain. They say it can be water weight which ‘goes away’ but after 2 months I was still gaining weight and it was clearly round my tummy I looked bloated. I even had a thyroid function test which came back fine. Within a week of coming off this pill and continuing my lifesryle of running etc the weight had come back off. Proving this was solely down to the pill. The next thing, I lost all sex drive. I went from a 27 year old woman in a healthy relationship having sex every day before the pill to not being interested. I initially put this down to the spots and bloating making me feel unattractive but when I did have sex, I was unable to orgasm, having no trouble ever being able to do this. When I could finally orgasm, it was flat and not the same as before. Other issues came along afterwards including, waking up in the night, needing to urinate more, feeling generally depressed with no real reason why, head hair thinning, loss and hair extremely greasy with no change to hair routine, no periods but breakthrough bleedinv at random inconvenient times having to rush to the toilet at work, muscles felt weak and always feeling tired. I am not over exaggerating any of ghe above and do appreciate everyone is different so this pill could well work for you. But personally it ryined my life for 2 months, I really tried with it but suffice to say I had to come off it for my mental and physical health. I’m now a month off it and back on my combined pill and feel a new person again. I would always recommend people try it if they geg on with progesterone only produvts as the up side is your periods could well stop like mine and I didnt get headaches on this pill so it would be good for you if you get these.
I was on Cerelle for around 8 years due to getting a couple of migraines with aura on my previous combined pill. After switching onto Cerelle my periods stopped straight away and I didn't have one, or even any spotting/bleeding, for the whole 8 years. I don't think I suffered any side effects from it, it really suited me. The only reason for coming off was to return to my natural cycle before trying to conceive next year.
I was recommended Cerelle to control period cramps and because I am prone to migraines. The first few months of using this pill were great and I had no negative side effects, as well as improved periods with minimal cramping. Eventually, I had what felt like a 2-month long period with constant spotting/bleeding which varied from light to very heavy on a day-to-day basis. I went to the doctor and they changed me to Noriday, and my periods became more regular again.
coming off this pill because it made me have my period two times in a month
Accessable and easy to take. Been on it for over a year. Stopped due to low mood, low sex drive, bloating, weight gain and breast cancer risk. Changed to copper coil. Only a few days off pill and feeling a bit happier.
Cerelle has been much better than I expected. It has not affected my mood and the reduced sex drive is not as significant as with other pills. It's completely stopped my periods and helped improve my pelvic pain from endometriosis. My skin and acne are the same as without the pill - quite oily and acne prone.