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Cerelle pill side effects

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Cerelle pill

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51% 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


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

went on this pill due to high blood pressure, and the experience has been very well. my periods skip a month then return lighter. the first month my bleed was longer but lighter, ever since then it has been lighter. my period cramps have reduced massively. few headaches and light sensitivity but has not occurred in a while. acne has be a little bit worse and oily but clears up after a bit. overall has benefited me and libido increased surprisingly 😊

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I suffer from migraines and was convinced to try this contraption as a way to prevent hormonal fluctuations and therefore prevent them. This pill left me with status migranosus / intractable migraine. It was horrific


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I started on this contraception when I was 16, and am now 21, so in lots of ways it feels difficult to pin any major changes onto it given I would have changed so much in this time anyway. For me, the best thing about it is that it completely stopped my periods for nearly 4 years and then, after experiencing bleeding for the first time in years and seeking advice from the wonderful team at the lowdown, I was able to double my dose so that periods stopped again. I generally have been stable on it which is brilliant, especially after starting on the combined pill and experiencing intense symptoms of nausea and vomiting. I would definitely recommend it based on my experience!


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

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
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

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 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Put on a lot of weight


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

  •  Still using

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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Used for 1 - 3 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Mar 24

  •  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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