20/08/2019

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

For years I didn’t realise my side effects were side effects. I tried a different type of birth control for a few cycles and all side effects went away. I was shocked. When I tried for a baby I felt life improved significantly. The majority of my side effects took place during my period week, or withdrawl week. Night sweats, low sex drive (dryness) and bad headaches. When I went off this pill Sex drive increased, discharge decreased, headaches went away. I noticed these side effects as I got older. I also started taking Yasmin when living in Canada and then continued taking it for 5+ years in the UK. My side effects began when living in the UK so I’ve often wondered if the regulation of the medication is different.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Increased sweating

Better skin

Issues wearing contact lenses

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

No effects

Experience after taking

I was able to conceive 5 months after stopping Yasmin. I used an app yo track my cycle as it went back to normal. I had some very oily skin and scalp problems but this changed once I got pregnant, so I don’t know how much longer that would have lasted.

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