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Cerazette and periods

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Funghoul Mon 09-Sep-13 23:41:31

I've always had very painful and heavy periods. I've been with my dp nearly 6 years and been on microgynon for most of that time, and that controlled my periods the majority of the time. Last year we decided to ttc, so I stopped taking the pill and had a period. I knew this wasn't like a 'real' period, but 2 weeks later I discovered I was pg. I had dd 4 months ago and started taking cerezette about 1 1/2 months ago. I didnt have a period before taking the pill, but my gp said this was fine so I took the pill and had a period about the 3rd week in that lasted nearly 2 weeks and nearly floored me with the pain. I put this down to not having one for 3 months, but now my period is starting again! Is this purely down to my body adjusting to the pill? I never had this with microgynon but I accept that cerezette is different so maybe it might just take a while? My periods also seem to be more painful now so is this worth mentioning to my gp or just the consequence of having a baby and my body being a bit different now?

summertimeandthelivingiseasy Tue 10-Sep-13 12:49:38

Iwould mention it. There are other POP to try with different sorts of progestogen - they do not have as much progestogen so you have only a 3 hour window instead of 12 with cerazette, but this should not be a problem if you are used to taking pills. I had some bleeding with cerazette, but not with the others I tried.

MadameLeBean Tue 10-Sep-13 12:51:07

I have no periods at all with cerazette perhaps your body is still adjusting? But it sounds like an extreme reaction... I'd go back to your GP

cutestgirls Tue 10-Sep-13 15:30:13

OP i can sympathize with you. i had the miserable time on cerazzette was bleeding on and off for every two weeks. it was HORRID! finally after one year of not one month period free i went off. felt much better right away. now on feminet not much better as i keep having breakthrough bleeding. its a hard market out there with hormonal BC. you should see your GP and i hope you have a better outcome than i did

TwoStepsBeyond Tue 10-Sep-13 16:36:10

I gave up on Cerazette after 6 months of almost continuous and very heavy periods. I'm sure that is why it is so effective as a contraceptive - most of the time you don't want to have sex because you're bleeding, the rest of the time you feel a bit 'hormonal' and don't want to have sex either!

Stick it out a bit longer, as those who do get on with it swear by it, but I've heard of an equal number of people who have had real problems with it.

FairyPenguin Tue 10-Sep-13 16:44:19

I had a similar experience to TwoStepsBeyond, except mine was almost continuous spotting and light bleeding which didn't require a tampon and resulted in me getting a rash from wearing panty liners constantly for about 8 months. Again, I have heard its great for some people but it's put me off all progesterone-only contraception completely.

FairyPenguin Tue 10-Sep-13 16:46:25

Oh, and then I was put back on Microgynon which I had used for about 6 years with no problems, and started getting horrendous migraines and was taken off it immediately, and advised not to take combined pill again due to increased stroke risk. <sigh>

bluebump Tue 10-Sep-13 16:48:51

I only have about one period a year on cerazette.

Funghoul Tue 10-Sep-13 19:42:35

Got to go gp about this soon anyway as they only prescribed a 3 month supply so I am going to mention this. This period is just so heavy and painful considering I had one only two weeks ago. Thanks for the help.

DXBMermaid Tue 24-Sep-13 08:18:32

Ah flip, I came on here to see if I was the only one who just has very very loooooong periods on cerazette. This is my second period after delivery and it's lasted over 4 weeks... not heavy, more like a trickle but so annoying. Cerazette is the only mini-pill that I can get here (do not live in UK). Any other options? Don't want a coil as we want another one fairly soon and don't want to go through the hassle of it all. Condoms are just such a passion-killer, what else is there?

FairyPenguin Tue 24-Sep-13 20:16:36

The other options I was offered were the injection or the implant (as well as the coil), but I didn't like the thought of getting side-effects and not being able to just decide to stop straightaway. But this is me. So we are back to condoms which isn't ideal but my body is better for it.

pola1974 Sun 06-Oct-13 15:22:41

Hallo! Just few words about cerazette ; I had it for one year and no bleeds at all - completly - which was fine and normal for my doctor ... I was so happy !!! and stupid ... when I stopped to take it , period come only ones and stopped for 9-10 months - and it was also fine for doctors cos I had policystic overy ... but i did not feel good i was going to doctors begging for help , they found I got anemia .... but I never was send for ultrasoundscan or to see gyno ... I end up with giant cyst and malignant tumor , almost died ... everything raptured inside , I got very lucky with not having spreads ... few doctors said that pill could triggered what happend ... and its very important for us to bleed every month , also to get more opinions from different doctors about your symptoms , one of them said I should have scan after 2 months not having period ... but it was too late ... so , look after yourselfs , do tests , check-ups , see specialists , dont always trust your favourite gp cos they are no good with knowing and treating " everything " ... i lost overy , fellopian tube , partner and maybe a chance to be mother ... now over a year after Im still having fobia of dying ... I was on pills many years , but always with bleeds , this time was different

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