09/05/2020

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

For me, Yasmin was really good at completely clearing my skin. Before going on the pill I had (some, not too bad) hormonal acne, oiliness and blotchiness. All of that cleared up. My skin is super clear and glowing. I like that I can control my period by skipping pill breaks. I do not get any bleeding between breaks which is good. Periods also a lot lighter when I do have breaks of pill. I had horribly heavy and irregular periods before and Yasmin fixed this. However, it caused vaginal dryness and loss of sex drive and maybe some increase in headaches. I also think (maybe, idk whether the pill caused this or something else) that my mental state has changed. I am not depressed but I feel a numbness almost, a lot of brain fogginess, inability to concentrate, fatigue, I don’t experience very intense emotions like i used to (positive or negative), I don’t get excited about things like I used to or have emotional reactions to things. I just feel ‘meh’ about everything… maybe this isn’t due to the pill and maybe it is. I just feel like my life lacks the vibrancy and emotional richness I used to have. I feel less creative too.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Thrush

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