19/01/2020

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on Yasmin for 7 years in my 20’s and for the most part I really liked it. I was put on it because I had a lot of break through bleeding with lower dose pills. Yasmin cleared up my acne amazingly well but I would sometimes get break through bleeding and then would have a period for 2 weeks. I stopped taking it because it was happening more often and the week that I would stop taking it to have a period, I was getting extreme headaches and it was getting worse.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Better skin

Issues wearing contact lenses

Latex allergy

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Tender breasts

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

After going off of this pill, I realized that I was fairly depressed on it. My eyesight got slightly better and my sex drive was much better. The bad side effects were that I grew more hair and my acne came back and took about a year to finally calm down.

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