Cilest pill and thrush

How our community feel they have been impacted by thrush on cilest pill

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Out of the 78 reviews for cilest pill, 26 people (33%) reported thrush.

Reviewers that reported thrush as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jul 23

I've been using this pill since I was 17. I took a break for a progesterone only implant for a year which didn't work for me so I've moved back to cilest. This has worked as well as contraception can I think. Minimal side effects while my acne is much better. I take it until I break through bleed (about 10 weeks) to keep my endometriosis and adenomyosis at bay. It does the best any treatment at the moment can. I would note I have previously been told by my NHS GP that Cilest has been discontinued. At the advice of a pharmacist this isn't true, it's just simply more expensive than other pills so I have been able to continue using this pill.

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Improved skin

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Jun 23

I began to get thrush very badly to the point the itching was excruciating. I would then get water infections which twice led to developing kidney infections. Before this pill I had only ever had cystitis and thrush once or twice and they weren't that bad and would go away quickly. On this pill, I was in a constant state of having thrush, a water infection, both. It was horrendous to the point I could barely leave the house. Nothing worked to treat it until I found Optibac probiotics for women which would keep them at bay somewhat but the only thing that really helped was stopping taking this pill and taking these probiotics. I cannot explain the impact this had on my life and the pain caused by having these conditions chronically.

Top side effects not reported

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Oct 21


Decreased sex drive

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Cilest pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of cilest pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

50% of cilest pill reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of cilest pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

37% of cilest pill reviewers reported period like cramps

33% of cilest pill reviewers reported thrush

Possible cilest pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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