This pill is great. Boobs went up by around half a cup size and acne improved a lot (though this did take around 5 months). No change in weight, body hair, sex drive, or mood.
first started taking this in the morning when i woke up so that I’d have the whole day to take it in case i forgot but it made me SO nauseous and ill so i changed to taking it in the evening before bed which helped a lot. no other major side effects, boobs have maybe got a bit bigger, skin isn't much different (still get the occasional breakouts), sex drive is mostly unchanged (may have gone down a little bit but i'm also very tired atm and started antidepressents which may be the cause). had breakthrough bleeding at the end of the first month and then a very light period for a week.
The first two months I loved this pill. Only positive side effects, apart from breast tenderness. The next two months however, I have experienced constant bleeding/spotting - in the past eight weeks I have had maybe three days without any blood. I am going to the doctor tomorrow to change my pill
I started taking this pill after advice from my doctor and within two to three days of taking it, I had major nausea, womb cramps and breast pain. These symptoms were pretty much a daily occurrence. Other symptoms included migraines, spotting and a generally lower mood. I’ve had to come off this pill after less than two months and try something different, this really just didn’t suit my body.
Went on for skin-which worked wonders. However, I have up until most recently due to continuing the pill (rather than having the breaks for periods) been experiencing really low moods and an increased feeling of anxiousness. I believe this maybe due to an imbalance of hormones. With this I have also been experiencing heavy to light spotting.
I've been taking Cilique for the last year after the discontinuation of Brenvinor. Overall it has been ok, but at times it will make me very nauseous and will keep me awake all night feeling sick. It has been great for my skin, but it's also hugely affected my sex drive which is why I am now looking to change pill.
I used to be on Cilest. Stopped taking it during lockdown to give my body a break. When I decided to resume taking the pill, I started on Cilique as found out cilest was no longer being supplied through NHS. Its been much more of a nightmare. The side effects are very unpredictable, for example a couple of time in the past year I've had very achy breasts. The pain is so bad it makes me cry. I'm so glad I've been able to work from home because I literally have to sit at the office desk with my boobs out as its so painful to wear clothes. When it happens it always makes me paranoid I'm pregnant too but so far no baby! I find the periods on Cilique are mildly lighter than my non-pill periods. Some weeks I have really bad cramps, others I have nothing (but I suppose its better than pre-birth control life when my period pain was excruciating and I'd black out from the pain). I totally lose my sex drive when on this pill, normally it starts to come back during my break week then whomp - back on Cilique again.
It works but I don't like the side effects.
Was on Cilest for years and loved it. Once that was taken away I was put on Yasmin and oh boy… so changed again to Cilique and it’s made my periods sooo light, minimal cramping and shorter periods averaging about 2-3 days now! No problems whatsoever so far!
Was prescribed this pill for medical purposes as I have hormone imbalances that effect my sleep cycle, menstrual cycle, and general health and happiness. It worked great for me. Cleared up my skin and I gained a bit of weight (I have always been on the verge of underweight so this was a positive). Only negative really was that after a year it started to cause quite bad hair-loss. I actually came off this pill for 6 months to see if I could manage without it as the hair-loss was stressing me out, but it has too many benefits for me. My skin was super upset and my energy levels plummeted in the weeks after I stopped taking it. Migraines, 40 day long cycles. Anxiety. I have re-ordered it and am starting back on it today, and I'm relieved to be doing so.