Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I started taking Yasmin back when I was 20/21 and it helped immensely with clearing up my cystic, hormonal acne. This gave me a new felt confidence, which made it worth it. It also neutralized my mood swings. However 7/8 years down the line, I’ve gained around 2 stone in the past year being back on it and my boobs have gotten bigger (took a break from the pill for around 6-9 months and felt crazy but lost all the weight again). I also get break through bleeding and period like symptoms when I’m taking it. I use it as pain management, as requested by my doctor, for endometriosis so have to take the pill back to back for 2-3 months and then a break, so this could be why I’m getting break through bleeding. I’m going to see if there’s an alternative. I do experience vaginal dryness, eye dryness, low/no emotion on a lot of things and excessive sweating too. It was worth it to start with but maybe loses it’s benefits/stops working long term.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Increased sweating

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Issues wearing contact lenses

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness


Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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