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callaghan407 Fri 23-May-14 22:34:55

I started taking Cerazette around 6 months ago. My baby girl was born last October. Over past month I have experienced erratic mood swings, was tearful and I became very low. I googled Cerazette and discovered that these were some of the side effects. I spoke to my health visitor who wanted to rule out post natal depression and advised I see my G.P who surprisingly didn't think that my symptoms were related to the pill... even though there are numerous women who have had similar symptoms. He prescribed me anti - depressants and diagnosed Post Natal Depression I felt he wasn't really listening to me. I may be taking a gamble her but I have came off Cerazette, and I am taking the pill I had previously. I have decided not to collect my anti - depressants until I know for definite that it isn't the pill causing my symptoms. Has anyone else been in a similar situation.

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WhosLookingAfterCourtney Fri 23-May-14 22:39:16

Hello, not experienced this, but if you're breastfeeding the progesterone-only pill, like cerazette, is the only sort you can take.

I'd switch to condoms and see if the symptoms improve, if I were you.

RRRJ83 Tue 26-Aug-14 06:30:22

Yes, cerezette made me miserable and I didn't have any babies at the time. Had to take progesterone only because of migraines. Now I have a baby I recently refused cerezette and they have given me a different brand, although I am reluctant to start them. The brand they've given I used years ago and don't recall feeling miserable.

Cerezette made me moody, bloated, oily skin, very argumentative, generally blue. It was odd and took a, long time to realise that was it! Took about 2/3 months to go back to normal!

callaghan407 Tue 26-Aug-14 15:29:30

Glad you realized that it was Cerazette causing the symptoms and that your now back to normal. Hope you get on well with new pill. There are so many mums being treated for post natal depressions instead. I just knew it was the pill that was causing me to be depressed and moody so I decided to stop taking them. My G.P was dismissive and disagreed it was the pill and diagnosed post natal depression instread. I had it confirmed a few months later after seeing a counsellor that I actually didn't have post natal depression. I was similar to yourself as it also took me a few months to feel like myself again after coming off Cerazette. I decided not to try another pill as I had to be on a Cerazette type which obviously didn't agree with me. The non hormone coil was the best option for me.

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MrsNutella Wed 27-Aug-14 14:45:41

Just seen your post. Glad you got it sorted out.

I felt loopy on cerazette (had no babies at the time) when I went back to the GP about it mine actually said "yes some people don't get on with it". I thought I'd be dismissed and told "it's not the pill" but I was so glad I had a sympathetic female GP.

frankiebuns Fri 29-Aug-14 15:19:19

Cerazette is evil i was given it as i get migranes etc i turned into a bi@#h from hell 24/7. I refused to take it any longer!

overthehill74 Fri 29-Aug-14 15:24:53

Goodness I have been on cerazette since the birth of my son 3 years ago......and been on anti depressants the same amount of time. I wonder could it be the cerazette affecting me too? How would I know?

NotCitrus Fri 29-Aug-14 15:27:40

I had the same - worse depression than I'd had in 20 years of seasonal depression, which vanished in 48 hours of stopping Cerazette.
The strange thing was I'd taken Cerazette after baby 1 with no problem - but my hormones were clearly very different this time as I started having periods for the first time in my life, etc.

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