Progestogen-only / Mini pill and cystitis

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on progestogen-only / Mini pill

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

86%

A bit

6%

Quite a bit

4%

A lot

2%

A great deal

2%

Out of the 1291 reviews for progestogen-only / Mini pill, 178 people (14%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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

Since beginning this pill I have been strictly observing my weight and other side effects. Other birth control methods were unsuitable for me as I experience migraines. So far, I have had minimal side effects and have not noticed any impact on my mood or weight. I have had some small spots appear on my chin, I feel my breasts have gotten a little bit bigger (but I have actually lost weight since starting cerazette). I have had irregular bleeding/periods as the hormones are settling into my system, which has been annoying for myself and for my partner but better than the alternative, which is the point in taking the pill anyway. So far I'm happy to have chosen Cerazette and hope this will continue.

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Worse skin

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
51 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Overall it’s excellent and all positive, no periods at all and steady mood


Very positive mood

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Jun 24

I have PCOS, so don’t get regular periods and take the mini pill in order to balance my hormones. However, I don’t feel that it truly does balance them; I frequently get break through bleeding, feel bloated, have very low energy and experience cramps even when not on my period. As there is no breaks in this pill cycle, I never know if bleeding is a real period or an effect from this pill which concerns me. If I forget to take this pill, it can trigger a hormonal migraine.


Increased sex drive

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Progestogen-only / Mini pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported tender breasts

46% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

38% of progestogen-only / Mini pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Possible progestogen-only / Mini pill side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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