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    honeyD
    Cerazette problems
    • #1
    • 13th Dec 09, 2:07 PM
    Cerazette problems 13th Dec 09 at 2:07 PM
    Hello, hope this is the right place to post!
    Im looking for anyone who has taken Cerazette. Have you had any problems with it?
    Im into my 5th month of taking it and I dont think it is really working for me.
    I had no period for the first 2 months and then in the 3rd I got one. Last month I got it a few days earlier than expected and it hasnt stopped since. Monday will be 1 full month of bleeding. I did ask the nurse about it as I didnt think its agreeing with me but she said to "try it a little longer and its ok to bleed all the time its just an annoyance", at this point I had been bleeding for about 16 days. My skin is also a mess, I never used to have spots yet get quite a lot of them at once these days.
    Im thinking of going to see my doctor tomorrow as I just cant do this anymore, its making me moody and Im just sick of the constant bleeding! I just want it to stop!
    Maybe it never will. It scares me to as I think its not right and something must be wrong! Im also taking iron tablets for aneamia so surely this cant be good?
    Does anyone have any advice they can offer? Should I persevere(sp?) and wait longer or should I see the doctor?
    Thankyou in advance
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  • cazziebo
    • #2
    • 13th Dec 09, 2:39 PM
    • #2
    • 13th Dec 09, 2:39 PM
    I was the same - constant bleeding and teenage skin (in my forties!) . I lasted six months and gave up. If you're worried see a doctor but it might just not agree with you.

    (I did find the Family Planning Clinic much more knowledgeable about suitability and side effects than my GP and practice nurse)
  • Ellie2758
    • #3
    • 13th Dec 09, 4:33 PM
    • #3
    • 13th Dec 09, 4:33 PM
    dreadful stuff. made me even more grumpy than i already was.
    Ellie

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  • esio trot
    • #4
    • 13th Dec 09, 5:12 PM
    • #4
    • 13th Dec 09, 5:12 PM
    what a pity it doesn't agree with you, I was on it for years and had no periods for the most part. I really suited me, far more than any I've taken in the past. That said, I also fell pregnant while I was on it after taking it religiously for 5 years so make what you will of that!

    I think you should probably request a pill review and make sure your GP knows how uncomfortable you are about continuing it.
  • broughy
    • #5
    • 13th Dec 09, 5:36 PM
    • #5
    • 13th Dec 09, 5:36 PM
    To be honest from what I've read, it seems like cerazette is like marmite - you either love it or hate it! For me, its perfect, no problems what so ever, but for every person that seems to love it, there's another who has nothing but hassle. If you've tried it and its not for you, I'd say go back and find something which suits you better!
  • TangledMemories
    • #6
    • 13th Dec 09, 6:55 PM
    • #6
    • 13th Dec 09, 6:55 PM
    I had it and it was awful....ok it stopped my periods, but I had a banging headache near enough all the time, bad skin...and really bad bloating...
    Tried nearly every pill possible and the injection. Now on the implant and much better.
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  • honeyD
    • #7
    • 13th Dec 09, 7:33 PM
    • #7
    • 13th Dec 09, 7:33 PM
    Thanks for the replies.
    I used to be on Microgynon but it made me gain a lot of weight and I couldnt lose a single pound! Because of my weight they wanted me to move onto a different pill so the nurse gave me Cerazette. I have to say it was great in the first 2 months lol but since then its gone downhill and I really dont want to take it anymore. Ive even spoken to my Husband about using other methods of contraception but he isnt keen so I guess I will see what else they have to offer.
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  • carolinosourus
    • #8
    • 13th Dec 09, 7:36 PM
    • #8
    • 13th Dec 09, 7:36 PM
    I was on cerazette for a few years and I didn't find any problems with it, apart from a huge increase in appetite which seemed uncontrollable, but I now have a contraceptive implant and it seems to have increased my appetite too! Though if you're really not happy with it then get them to change it. I know they don't usually prescribe cerazette, is there a particular medical condition you suffer from? The reason they didn't give me the regular pill is because my grandfather has had a DVT, so they prescribed me the mini-pill.
    Last edited by carolinosourus; 13-12-2009 at 7:40 PM.
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  • honeyD
    • #9
    • 13th Dec 09, 10:43 PM
    • #9
    • 13th Dec 09, 10:43 PM
    I was on cerazette for a few years and I didn't find any problems with it, apart from a huge increase in appetite which seemed uncontrollable, but I now have a contraceptive implant and it seems to have increased my appetite too! Though if you're really not happy with it then get them to change it. I know they don't usually prescribe cerazette, is there a particular medical condition you suffer from? The reason they didn't give me the regular pill is because my grandfather has had a DVT, so they prescribed me the mini-pill.
    Originally posted by carolinosourus
    No nothing that I can think would make a difference. My Gran had DVT too but I dont think that was the reason. The nurse was just worried because of my weight as I had gained a few stones since going on it, but I had been on it since 2005 and gradually gained and gained from there. Definitely going to go see what other thing I can have instead. I really dont want one that will increase my appetite lol Im trying so hard to lose weight and loving that I finally am and seeing the change makes me feel great.
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  • carolinosourus
    Lol I stopped taking it when I split with my ex and a combination of the stress and not taking my pills meant I lost loads of weight. Then put it all back on when I got my implant and started seeing my current partner...
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  • piratefairy
    It took me a couple of years on it to settle down, but it's worked for me far better than any other I've been on, and for the most part no bleeding at all.
    • ruby_eskimo
    • By ruby_eskimo 14th Dec 09, 10:45 PM
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    ruby_eskimo
    I took it for a year and a half because Microgynon gave me headaches within the first couple of weeks. But Cerazette made me have horrible mood swings, I was either crying or wanted to kill everyone. Still had periods but they weren't regular. Then went on Loestrin and loved it but my new GP wouldn't give me a repeat prescription becasuse I'd had headaches on Microgynon. Now i'm not on anything and just using condoms but I's like to be on something else just to be extra safe (I'm really paranoid about getting pregnant)
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  • 4li5on
    I've been on Cerazette for about 3 years now and had no problems since the day I took the first one! No periods, no side effects - no bother at all.

    I went on to Cerazette after a horrendous 18 months with an implant - loads of side effects and I'd piled loads of weight on. I was in a really bad way and needed to get sorted.

    With it not having oestrogen in it, it doesn't cause problems with my migraines, I've successfully lost weight whilst taking it, I have no periods or sign or a cycle at all. As for bad skin, my skin has always been bad but not affected by the Cerazette at all. If anything, the last 6 months or so it has been the best it has ever been - maybe something to do with the healthy eating?

    If you aren't happy and comfortable with it, speak to your GP. As people have said above, it either works for you or doesn't - there isn't an inbetween. Luckily for me it works, but don't let yourself get in a pickle about it - get it changed! Hope everything works out for you!

  • Kirri
    I had almost permanent periods on it, was on it for ages but gave up in the end as the periods were causing too much of a problem, I never knew when I was due on and the constant bleeding was getting me down.

    Seems like it either is really good or really bad for people.
    • Silverbird
    • By Silverbird 15th Dec 09, 1:18 PM
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    Silverbird
    I went on this recently, as GP thought I should try a progesterone-only pill.

    She did tell me beforehand that like all pills it would either suit you or it wouldn't and time would tell.

    I didn't have a period for about 5 weeks to start with, then 2 in 3 weeks and then nothing since and have had no problems with it whatsoever.

    Some people just don't suit certain contraceptive pills. The great thing is that there are so many different alternatives, so head back to your GP to try something else.

    Oh and another point - your husband 'isn't keen' on other forms of contraception? Tough! I'm afraid he may not have a choice if you can't find something that suits you!
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  • honeyD
    Ive been to the doctor and she has changed my pill, although she didnt want to. She wanted me to keep trying with this but I said I wanted to change. She said something about depo and injection something which lasts 3 years but then put me on another pill called Noriday. Im hoping this one is alright! Ive got to finish my strip of Cerazette so yay to 2 more weeks bleeding and then start this new one. Lets hope its good and doesnt make me put on weight! lol.
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  • cally6008
    Noriday works exactly same as Cerazette. I was on Noriday previously and wanted it again but F.P. nurse said that Cerazette is the more common one to use nowadays. I love it, period in month 1, spotting in month 2, 3 ... then nothing since brilliant, its a good MSE product .. LMAO

  • Chilly77
    I've been on Cerazette for about 5 months now and have good and bad things to say about it. I have put on a bit of weight and although I have never had bad skin before I have started to get spots on my face and neck. On the positive side of things, I have not had a period since starting the first packet.

    I was on Yasmin but had a change of practice nurse who explained Yasmin was an expensive pill and they wanted to move me to Cerazette which is less expensive. I tried to discuss this further but it was a done deal when she asked if I had ever had a migraine and I responded "yes when I eat strong cheese". From my point of view I simply avoid strong cheese but she advised no way could I stay on Yasmin. I understand the medical reasons for this and it does seem sensible, but the previous nurse was also made aware I had previously had migraines.

    One odd point, I developed an allergy to the cold (yes really) whilst taking Yasmin but this stopped within a few weeks of starting to take Cerazette. This has made me very happy!

    I also tried Microgynonbut ate for England whilst on it and hated it.
  • jenhug
    I love it! I have no symptoms on it, no periods either! My friend also takes it but does get periods with hers, although they are irregular. My sister is like me, also loves it and also does not have periods. I wish I had gone on it years ago!
  • honeyD
    I was going to post yesterday, but never got around to it, to say the bleeding has stopped only for it to start again today after a couple days of nothing! I was thinking I could keep trying with Cerazette but after today I think I will definitely try the Noriday when Im finished this pack. Sigh, so many problems yet I didnt have any like this with Microgynon!
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