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    Mini pill looking for opinons

    Hello

    My doctor wants to put me on Cerazette ( a progesteron only pill) it seems to be getting quite a few negative reviews especially due to side effects. Any opinions? I know it's often prescribed for bfeeding mums. I am over 35 not sure if that makes any difference and I am to take it for at least a year or two.

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    I was on Cerazette for a year with no bad side effects. I had previously been on the pill and had bad side effects (migraines from the estrogen) so Cerazette was great for me. I DID gain about 5-10kg in the year I was on it, but prefer that to the migraines. When I stopped breastfeeding, I stayed on it for a few months but then switched to another pill (Loette - it has lower estrogen concentrations and I don't get migraines on it) and have been fine with that. I've lost about 7kg so just have a few more to go.

    Unfortunately, breastfeeding mums don't have many options... When I weighed them up, Cerazette was the best option for me.

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    Thank you nicolejoy -it is the weight gain that freaks me out as i already have a couple killos to lose:(

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    yeah - I do think that it is a common side effect, but better than another baby! And better than the other contraceptive options. I also think if you're keeping an eye on your weight, you can keep it a bit more under control. How long do you plan to breastfeed for? As soon as you've finished, you could change to another form...

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    Im not breastfeeding it was prescribed to lessen my endometriosis problems so it might be for at least a year or two- combined pills are not reommended for endo so sadly Im gonna have to resign myself to getting bigger. I am quite active and go running and i try to watch what I eat i just hope it is not in vain. Thank you s much for finding time to share your experience:)

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