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Cerazette and bleeding again. I am beginning to hate this stupid pill!

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Pinkchampagne Sat 02-Feb-08 10:17:55

I just don't know where I am with it.
First couple of months I had very long periods, then the following couple of months I had period free months. I went for my pill check & was told that my periods would probably stop altogether, which they did for around 3 months, but then I get a full on period out of the blue last Saturday.
My period calmed down a few days back & had pretty much come to a stop, but today, one week later, I have lots of bleeding again.
Is this normal with this pill? Have others experienced the same kind of thing?
I am very fed up!

lisas7177 Tue 19-Jul-11 11:25:15

Iv been on it for 2weeks now and my period lasted the same but yesterday I started bleeding but it was not much and today its a lot worse clots aswell anybody the same?? I don't have clue if its ment to appen or not but I'm stopping them till I find out for sure and if it is ill not be taken them again I couldn't be bothered with the bleeding my doctor never said anything about it

paul41 Sun 31-Jul-11 14:41:06

Hi I started taking cerazette 16 days ago after having a normal bleed and now I am bleeding again, sorry to be disgusting, but the consistancy is different to any other bleed I have had, browny red and watery, has anyone else experience this? Going on holiday in 5 days and hoping it would have stopped by then. On the up side though my appetite has changed, I would spend each day obsessing about what I would eat, making sure I had 3 meals a day, now sometimes I don't even realise I've missed meals. I will persevere for the 3mths and see what happens

Snozzers Sun 07-Aug-11 23:04:45

Been having conversation with my friend a out cerezette and she feels like me. I am still breast feeding and been on pill for1 month. I bled heavily for 9 days, stopped for 5 and heavy again sad my mood is terrible and skin And hair greasy soafter reading above comments Ive stopped taking it as of now.
Having marina coil Instead. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

FeeMac007 Fri 19-Aug-11 19:00:53

Lol ... I went on Cerazette because my natural periods were irregular and had been for the last 10 years .. nothing wrong hormonally, though I am now 45, but the bleeding is horrendous. I get to see my boyfriend, if I am lucky, every 8 weeks and I am bleeding, lots of tissue and yeugh :-( maybe it works for the elite few but certainally not for me and periods last up to 5 or 6 weeks .. get a few weeks grace and then bam .. here we go again .. so I totally sympathise with everyone .. this pill is "mince" and I am going back to "au naturale" methinks

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Sat 01-Oct-11 14:55:31

Thank goodness I found this thread. I have taken cerazette before and bled a lot, but thought I would persevere.

I am bleeding on and off, but the worst thing is the depression. I suffer from this anyway and am on AD's but have been worried about feeling so low. I was thinking about increasing my AD's but am going to stop the pill first and see how that feels.

fryer3 Wed 05-Oct-11 13:34:31

I am 19 and been on this pill since Feb and i had maybe 2 periods but last week i woke up to some bleeding so put on a pad assuming my period was happening, but that night and the next day there was nothing. Then the day after that i had some bleeding again but then it just disappeared again. So i was fine till 6 days later when i had some heavier bleeding so i thought for definite ive got my period but then i woke up today to nothing, has this happened to anyone else or anyone know why this is happening?

Volatilevixen Tue 11-Oct-11 22:52:34

Hi all I'm not a mum but upon Reading this feed get I still had to join as Reading this has been a great help. I have been on this stupid cerrazette pill now for around 18 months. Things seemed to be going ok had a period few months after then periods appeared to be havin five month gaps and lasting about 2 weeks, but just keeps being more awkward. I had some bleeding bout 2 week ago thinkin oh it's period slightly earlier lasted bout a week and went until tonight it's back yet again. And as for the ever increasing lowness, depression, anger and lack of intrest in most things is getting beyond a joke. But they won't really give me ought else till I lose more weight. I was on microgynon 30 was great, then due to weight changed me to something else that I can't remember name of and was fine on that. Why can't they leave what's not broken alone!

rach21 Wed 12-Oct-11 09:09:31


I've been on cerazette for just over a month now but before was on noriday. I switched pills as I've been having problems with breast lumps. I was fine on cerazette but the last couple of days I've had cramping with a very tiny bit of spotting. I haven't had a period for a year so I'm not really sure what's happening. Does anyone know if this is normal?

brighthair Wed 12-Oct-11 13:37:24

I have random spotting on it. I don't actually mind as it's never really heavy and only occasional

Yazzy90 Wed 12-Oct-11 18:17:36

i was on the micg pill for 2years had to come off it then they put me on this one. been on it for 2months and now just come on how long will this last and what should i do anyone heklp plz x

theonlyhb2 Thu 13-Oct-11 14:50:35

ah, i guess its good I found this! stupid cerazette. I cant remember the last time a period lasted so long and was so heavy!! started taking it 3 weeks ago (7 weeks after birth, no period beforehand, started 2 weeks after taking it). i hate the pill. i got pmt too. grrrrr.

chocolatchaud Thu 13-Oct-11 14:55:37

Haven't read the whole thread, so am probably repeating what everyone else has said - sorry!

I was on Cerazette for around 6 months - I had periods every other week and I nearly went to talk about starting anti-depressants as my mood was so awfu - I hadn't realised what was causing this. I stopped taking it because of the bleeding, but within 2 weeks I was restored to my usual, jolly (!) self.

It has totally put me off any hormonal contraceptive, particularly those that are less easy to stop than the pill.

BethJenn Thu 13-Oct-11 16:03:09

i'm 18 and ive been on Cerazette for about 7 months now, and it's just been hell. i started taking the pill so that i was having safer sex. turns out that i can never really have sex cause im always on my period! in 1 month im on about 3 times maybe more. it's driving me crazy! everything else is fine no mood swings no sickness nothing. i can't take any other pill either because i suffer from migranes and headaches. and i don't want to come off the pill because i don't trust condoms on there own.
i'm just hoping that i will soon be periodless!

rach21 Thu 13-Oct-11 22:59:41

Have you been getting pain as well or just bleeding? Im thinking the best thing will be to stop this pill. Have read lots of bad experiences with it, and ive had the cramping maybe a week now and starting to get very depressed.

Rach23xx Mon 17-Oct-11 14:33:39

Im 23 been on Cerazette for 3 months now and its driving me insane! So much so I am going to the docs tomorrow to have the implant fitted as I cannot stand this pill any longer! The first month of taking it was fine I had the odd light bleed but nothing to major. For the past 2 months I have not had a bleed at all. My mood swings are terrible and causing issues between me and my partner big time! I am constantly tired and never have any energy. I get angry at the smallest things and cry for no reason the same as alot of you have mentioned. Cramps are the worst thing about this pill sometimes im in so much agony that I cant even move! A few weeks ago I was so convinced I was pregnant on this pill, I had all the signs going and worried myself sick. Did a test which came back negative but still feel exactly the same. I will be so glad to get rid of this pill as it has made my life a living hell! Cant wait to get back to being the normal me!

sf80 Tue 18-Oct-11 22:37:53

Google brought me to this thread! I'm not a mummy but hopefully we'll get to work on that next year smile

I was searching for info on coming off Cerazette and have realised that this horrible pill has been seriously sending me loopy!! Every horror story I've read about this pill I can relate to now looking back!! The weight gain, acne in my late 20s, hair loss, low sex drive, always hungry and the tendancy to become a complete and utter monster because the slightest thing has annoyed me....this list goes on and I'm so pleased to now know the reason for all of these problems!!

Until I read other peoples stories, I thought this pill was a miracle as I hadn't had a period in the 5 years I've taken it and haven't missed them one bit! It never occurred to me that the problems listed above were down to Cerazette - I thought it was just how I am!!

I took my last pill on Sunday and looking forward to getting back to normal - whenever that may be!!!

MissSFatbum Sun 13-Nov-11 17:40:32

I'm so glad that others are having this problem!
Ever since I started my periods when I was about 13, the bleeding was very heavy, very painful and very irregular. They put me on a mini pill for a few weeks which regulated me just fine. A few years later, I went on the combined pill because I also needed a contraceptive and it was spot on; no pregnancy, hardly any period pain and the periods were accurate to the hour and lasted about 5 days. Unfortunately, I got a blood clot after being on it a couple of years and (as it is one of the possible side effects) the doctors assumed it was because of the pill and not because I was a lazy bum who's idea of exercise was lifting the TV remote. I had to come off the pill but my periods remained pretty good (not too much pain, lasting about 7 days and always on time).
Anyway, getting to the point.
A year after the clot I got active, lost a lot of weight and went to the doctors for advice of a pill that comes with a reduced risk of thrombosis as i'm a bit mental and constantly need sex, but I don't constantly need the worry of a split condom etc.
The doctor suggested Cerazette which I started on the 5th day of my period. That one finished fine, but when it came to the next month's one it was very painful and lasted about 15 days...very inconvenient! I started to get insane back aches, breast pain/swelling, head ache and the mood swings are ridiculous! ( I cried because a colleague offered to make me a coffee confused)
The second month made the symptoms worse, I was either super happy or stupidly depressed and, again, the period was really long and had a tendency to stop for a day and then start up again.
It's my third month and I finished my period 5 days I came on yet again! angry The pain is far worse than I remembered it to be last month and i've got a feeling that it'll just get worse rather than better, so i'm stopping this pill tonight.
Quite frankly, i'd rather have to buy and use condoms again and run the risk of pregnancy than have this unpredictable bleeding that won't let up, feel as though my head is in a vice and be laughing one minute and crying the next.
My whole reasoning for going on this pill was to have safer i'm lucky to have sex in general because i'm either bleeding (and having a mood swing over the thought of the mess it would make) or crying...neither of which are very sexy. No wonder it's such an effective contraception!
To summarise: if Cerazette was a person, I would repeatedly punch it in the face.

oscarmay Thu 01-Dec-11 06:31:58

My GP put me on cerezette to try to stop my periods completely. I have suffered from pmdd for years and could not cope with it any longer, tried antidepressants but they didn't really help. I am now trying the mini pill. I have found that since starting the pill, I have bled for a month and the bleeding just isn't stopping? How long do I give it? This is so embarrassing as I have a new man and I really want to........ but I have to keep putting him off lol. Yes it is hilarious that this pill is a great contraceptive, but the reason is that not only do you lose your libido, but u can't have sex unless you like blood sports; )) The only positive is that mentally and emotionally I feel great, no sleepless nights, mood swings and all the other symptoms of pmdd, which I have suffered for for years!

spikejack Fri 20-Jan-12 01:28:34

Absolutely CANNOT believe this!!
I thought I would just see if anyone else had had problems with Cerazette!
I'd been taking Microgynon since I was 16 (am now 33) and had no problems at all with it. I always knew where I was, could plan things, knowing when I was due to have a period.
Anyway, I read that it isn't good for a woman to take the combined pill much into her 30s and having run out of the Microgynon, I thought I'd just stop taking it for a while. That was in about July 2011 and that 'while' turned into about 6 months, during which time I discovered a whole new person inside me. I felt a lot more chilled out, less stressed and irritable and more interested in my Husband. Anyway, after a pregnancy scare and then a period which came and then went after a week and then came back for 2 or 3 days, (I have 2 DS's and don't plan to have any more at this point), I visited the nurse. I'm a bit squeamish about a coil, as I've had to have a colposcopy once before so I get nervous at the thought of volunteering to have 'things' put where they shouldn't naturally be (!!). She suggested Cerazette and I took the first pill and settled back, smugly thinking that I'd probably stop having periods.

Around 3 weeks later I had watery brownish stuff, which I was so shocked at (as it was completely not the normal colour) I was quite concerned because I'd naievely expected to never see a period again. It lasted around 7-9 days and then it stopped. Then it came back for 2 days. I'm expecting another one anyday now because that was about a month ago. (Its typical because I'm going on a Spa day on Tuesday so 'it' will almost certainly happen at an embarrasing moment).

Basically, with this strange coloured now-you-see-it, now-you-don't period, My hair is greasy within about 12 hours of it being washed (I had no idea this was linked - I've even changed to a mild shampoo). I'm getting mood swings like I have never had before. I can hear my own voice shouting at my young children over completely irrational things..."WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU'VE LOST YOUR GLOVES???!!! YOU ARE SIX YEARS OLD!! THEY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!!" (I'm not proud of that outburst sad. (and the gloves were actually in the boot of the car).
Plus, I have absolutely no interest in my Husband and can't feel positive about anything at the moment. My Husband even played the 'if you don't want to have sex AGAIN, we have a relationship problem' card yesterday!! I threw the 'possible side-effects' paperwork at him that is in my Cerazette pack and decided that I'd see if this is a common problem.....apparently so!!

So, once the Spa day is over (and hopefully the potential embarrassment is over) I will be re-visiting the Nurse. I'm dubious as to whether anything else would make a difference though. I had no interest in sex whilst on the combined pill and its even worse now. The only time I've felt like me is when I've not taken anything.

I don't want another baby so would worry about having no pill at all, but nothing is worth bellowing at my children for :-(

Looloubelle Mon 23-Jan-12 18:22:35

Thank goodness its not just me!
I was put on this mini pill 2 years ago as a cure for my v painful periods, I had been on Microgynon for years but my blood pressure went up and so I was taken off it and sent for scans etc and to see the gyne she put me on this as it had no effect on blood pressure.
I have had about 3 periods with no pain in the last 2 years...Brilliant I was hailing it as a wonder drug! Ha!
Period started on the 9th Jan and it has stopped and started ever since, pains and clots and reading other blogs much smellier sweat, headaches and moodier! As I am nearly 44 and I have had painful periods since I was 14 I am off to see GP on Weds to get something done.
Unfortunately my 17 year old daughter is also on this pill and is experiencing similar symptoms including spots! Not sure what to do about that one! Will see what the doc says. ;-(

Challen Tue 29-May-12 23:58:16

Cerazette potentially kickstarts anaemia? I have had this in the recent past and the cotor didn't think twice about prescribing it anyway? hmm
Ever feel like some drugs despite the necessary clinical trials are still being guinea pig tested on people after general licensed release?

My experience is that after being on it a week, I had sex for the first time with my new partner and bloodied his bedsheets and bathroom rug sad
My breasts are as sore as when I was pregnant.
I am snappy and teary.

Previously, I never had Pill side effects (Femodene combined pill in my 20s/30s), irregular, light periods and no PMT symptoms whatsoever. (I always dreamt of blood the night before my period, which is a random but interesting fact!)

Now aged 43, I'm not looking forward to what I have so far read on this pill. I just hope it all pans out uneventfully for me.
I am beginning to wonder if my new partner of my same age has ever thought about the big V, given that I suspect he probably doesn't want children, because my goodness I deplore putting these hormones into my body every day, I feel as if I am poisoning myself sad

vickyjane28 Mon 04-Jun-12 19:18:56

ive been taking this pill now 5weeks and bleeding since day two ,the doctor has said keep taking it im so fed up,any advice please

BramblyHedge Sat 30-Jun-12 09:16:25

All this is ringing true for me. has anyone also had significant weight gain. i seem to be piling it on despite eating less. am so fed up with this. still bleeding after two weeks, moody, headaches.

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Mon 02-Jul-12 16:45:15

Dd 15 has been on it for 5 months due to heavy unpredctable periods.
How ironic.
She has had a period since The beginning of May.
I told her to come of it's getting ridiculous and also expensive!
We have a drs appointment on 24th july shock so hopefully things will have settled a bit.

dc1986 Fri 27-Jul-12 06:02:07

I just started Cerazette a 3 weeks ago after changing from a combined pill. Because of the change there was a 1 week lag between ending my last pill and starting this one, as i didnt get it in time. The first 2 week were fine but for the last 1 week I have been bleeding a lot.. deep redish almost brownish clot like discharge.
I did have sex the day I started the pill and a few times after that.. does this mean I could be pregnant??!?!! OR is this normal?

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