I was previously on cilest and was told it was discontinued and they swapped me onto lizinna, I have been using it for 2 or so years and now wanting to switch. Noticed side effects were increased weight gain, despite eating the same and exercising I have not been able to loose weight the same as before, I used to be quite skinny and despite the same eating pattern have put on lots of weight, with weight gain my breasts are significantly larger. My sex drive has definitely lowered. In terms of skin it has been good for my skin although I never suffered with bad skin previously. I feel as though the side effects from this pill have definitely taken a while to become noticeable, as at first I had no real issue with it.
Having previously been on the mini-pill Cerazette for a few years I was having a continuous issue with cystic acne. After topical creams and antibiotics not working I decided to change pill and I was prescribed Lizzinna. At first, my skin did start to clear up and my acne was nothing like it was before but the breast pain/enlargement that came with it was just unbareable. I’ve stuck at this pill for 2 months now hoping this side effect would wear off but it’s still agony just to take my bra off at the end of the day. Im also really really struggling to lose any weight and my weight has actually gone up since I started this pill, even though I’ve been eating well and exercising regularly. With any other pill I’ve been on, losing weight was never an issue so I don’t think this is a coincidence. My skin is not as clear as it was when I first started this one either so looking for other recommendations now.
Started taking Lizanna after changing from Rigevidon as I heard all the horror stories about it and it wasn’t helping me in anyway whatsoever. I was still miserable and depressed from the pill and it didn’t help my periods, BUT neither does Lizanna. However after starting Lizanna my periods and much heavier and 10x as painful, the low back pain I get from it is agony. The pain keeps me awake all night and feeling utterly uncomfortable.
Moved to Lizinna from Cilest and didn’t notice any changes. Dislike how much packaging Lizinna has in comparison though - each pack doesn’t need individual plastic packaging!!
The last pill I was on (Rigvidon) really killed my sex drive and gave me horrific mood swings, and although I haven't come back to what I would call 100% since switching to Lizinna it's definitely a huge improvement. My sex drive has come back, though it's not as high as pre- pill, and I have started getting more acne that I have experienced previously, but overall I'm much more stable mentally, and much happier right now.
Taking this contraception as I said I did not like my other combined pill as it really lowered my moods, but this pill does exactly the same. I cry all the time, have lowered moods, vaginal dryness and an extreme loss of sex drive that it is effecting my relationship
I am so glad I came across this page. I used to be on Cilest then had to switch to Lizinna as my GP informed me Cilest was being discontinued but not to worry as it’s virtually the same pill. Such lies. I didn’t initially make the connection, but I kept getting recurrent thrush and oral thrush too. My vagina also felt very dry and I was hardly ever in the mood for sex and generally my mood has been quite low. Getting vaginal thrush is just super unpleasant and it’s not ideal getting it all the time as there’s a risk your body gets used to the treatment allowing the candida to stick around. So yes, my advice to anyone reading this- Lizinna is NOT like Cilest. Appreciate everyone is different but best to find something else. Will finish this pill pack soon then stop. Need my body to balance out.
Switched to this pill after Cilest was discontinued as it was supposed to have the same active ingredients. Throughout the course of taking this pill I suffered with recurrent vaginal thrush. I’ve now come off of it and post 2 months the thrush seems to finally be going away, but at the time it was terrible. I never had this issue on Cilest and don’t understand why this has happened if they’re supposed to have the same active ingredients? I wouldn’t recommend this pill for that reason.
I changed from Yasmin to Lizinna because I had 0 sex drive. This pill made my period so heavy and the cramps were unbearable to the point I couldn’t work. No change to my sexy drive at all. Stopped using after two months
Better than my last pill