19/09/2019

Yasmin

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'/152.5cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Prior to taking the pill, I did experience some anxiety but was often easy to identify the cause and handle it. However, almost immediately upon taking this pill, any anxiety I felt would be extremely amplified and often uncontrollable. I would be extremely sensitive and cry at the slightest thing, which coupled with insomnia I believe was a result of this anxiety, wasn’t very fun. I had bad skin during puberty which had settled down for the last 3 years leaving almost clear skin except the odd spot around my period. this went out the window for the first 2 months of being on the pill. it had just began to settle down when I finally decided to stop the pill altogether due to the debilitating anxiety it was causing. not sure if it is placebo but having come off it the intense anxiety has lifted. it hasn’t left entirely, but it is back to how it was, manageable and identifiable. I didn’t feel like myself and felt my mood was easily upset and sensitive. I did not gain weight, but my boobs did enlarge slightly.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Better skin

No effects

Experience after taking

mood when back to normal almost immediately, and skin settled down.

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