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cerazette reviews please

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redshift1 · 10/07/2020 18:26

Those of you who take Cerazette how do you find it? I'm going back on the pill after having a baby and have been given Cerazette but so far all I've read are really bad reviews! Did it make your skin break out? I'm prone to hormonal acne so really worried it's going to bring it back. And did it make you put on any weight?

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Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket · 10/07/2020 18:30

When I took it I had constant spotting, no sex drive and my mental health (anxiety mainly) took a nose dive. I do know plenty of people who had it with no problems. But if you find anxiety and panic attacks rising when you're on it, that might be why.

Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket · 10/07/2020 18:32

Weight gain, I didn't have. Spots went back to teenage levels

EineReiseDurchDieZeit · 10/07/2020 18:34

Endless spotting and breakthrough bleeding so bad I asked the GP to take me off in month 4, she asked me to stick the 6 months adjustment period out and it sorted itself out in month 6 Hmm

But those 6 months were a fucking PITA

BohemianDream · 10/07/2020 18:41

I have had no weight gain or acne issues, and overall it has been fantastic for me. There has been one thing bothering me which my doctor assured is fairly normal, but I very rarely bleed on this pill and when I do have a breakthrough bleed it is a very dark brown and gungy texture. Really strange, no odour but did concern me for a while. Sorry if TMI.

Comps83 · 10/07/2020 18:45

Been taking it 3 months maybe, probably more like 4
Barely had a day where I don't bleed
This is my 3rd time starting it again and it's always the same
Eventually it does settle down and I don't get a period for maybe 3 months but then you never know when it's coming which is really inconvenient - for example after months of no bleeding I ended up coming on my period just as we got to the hotel on my honeymoon

Comps83 · 10/07/2020 18:49

My skin's fine though and I also have problems with hormone outbreaks

vegisaurus · 10/07/2020 18:57

I had a really positive experience on it (for around 4 years). Periods stopped completely, no more cramps/period pain and I lost weight if anything. For the first week I was quite teary/emotional, and I did suffer from a few breakouts on my face in the beginning but all of this went away fairly quickly. I know that a lot of people post about their bad experiences but I can genuinely say it was fine for me!

redshift1 · 10/07/2020 19:01

Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. I've read mainly terrible reviews of this pill so am now very dubious about taking it. I'm tempted to ring my nurse and ask her to change my prescription to the Yasmin pill as this seems a lot kinder on your hormones and also your skin! Has anybody been on Yasmin as well? Would they be ok with changing my prescription when I haven't even given cerazette a try? Thanks 😊

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BillywigSting · 10/07/2020 19:14

Was on it for two years.

Bled and cramped for a solid three months, spots bad enough to require two courses of oral antibiotics to clear, gained a stone, and a now 6 year old dc despite taking it religiously at the exact same time every single day. No mood swings though and my libido wasn't eliminated but it did stabilise, so I wasn't wanted to shag everything with a pulse one week and utterly repulsed by sex the next, so that is something I would count as a plus, but I know it's completely tanked other womens libidos to the detriment of their relationships.

1/10 do not recommend.

Depo provera on the hand has been a complete game changer. No spots, lost weight, no bleeding, no cramping except for a very mild (vaguely uncomfortable rather than painful) warning shot cramp the week it's due, don't have to remember to take it every day, the worst bit is actually getting the jab which stings less than the flu vaccine and then you have a dull ache in your bum for maybe half a day if that. Then you can live your life without worrying about too much of the physical inconvenience that comes with being born female.

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