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Did you have periods on the progesterone-only pill (Cerazette/ Desogestrel)?

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SpaceTreasure Wed 04-Sep-19 14:28:18

Just wondering as I went on it after the birth of both of my kids as I was breastfeeding. After DC1, a year later I got a period, but not much longer after I came off the pill anyway to ttc.

After DC2, again a year later I had a long, light period (about 6 months ago) then another about 2 months ago.

Is this normal or anything to be worried about? I thought I might have irregular periods on it but the nurse I spoke to said I wouldn't have them. Just wondering what's normal really!

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dementedpixie Wed 04-Sep-19 14:54:18

Anything is normal tbh. Some women get spotting, some get random bleeding, some get heavy bleeding and others get no periods. It stopped my periods

StealthPussy Wed 04-Sep-19 16:09:22

I get no periods.

Tryingtogetitright Wed 04-Sep-19 16:12:13

I've bled continually for 4 months... was told it would settle but it hasn't! I'm coming off it!

kittlesticks Wed 04-Sep-19 16:16:30

I've been on it a few years between having my two children. Yes I get a period but it's every 2 months or so, and doesn't come with the accompanying terrible migraine (usually). Reason for taking it was because I got headaches on the combined pill. In my opinion it's a decent option. I will be going back on it again soon as I've recently had my second baby.

kittlesticks Wed 04-Sep-19 16:17:19

And yes at first it gave me light bleeding which went away. I get that it's annoying.

TwattingDog Wed 04-Sep-19 16:17:50

I bled every day for a year. Its was an absolute nightmare. Never again.

I was put on it because of migraine, and supposedly to control my horrendously heavy periods. Pffft.

TheGlaikitRambler Wed 04-Sep-19 16:18:37

Been on it 10 years, never had a period in that time.

sweetkitty Wed 04-Sep-19 22:35:53

Never had a period in years

NotMyCircusMonkeys Wed 04-Sep-19 22:37:43

I've been on it for years and don't have periods, I get a bit of spotting sometimes but that is very rare.

cricketmum84 Wed 04-Sep-19 22:44:52

I've been on cerazette about 5 years now. One very light period in all that time.

Upsidedownfrown Wed 04-Sep-19 22:46:22

First time on it I bled constantly for months before I gave up. Second time I had no bleed for nearly 2 years but came off it due to horrendous acne

workshyfop Wed 04-Sep-19 22:47:28

No. I’ve not had a period for years except for when ttc. It’s awesome.

veewee Wed 04-Sep-19 23:40:14

I still get periods on it ☹️ every month, sometimes more often & just as heavy ☹️☹️

SpaceTreasure Thu 05-Sep-19 15:31:30

thanks, at least it's good to know there's no one rule!

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