19/05/2020

Yasmin

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
40kg - 45kg / 6st 4lb - 7st 1lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I have used this pill for three years and honestly, it was not the best experience. At first, when i started using it (i was about 17), i got horrible acne all over my face (a big change for me, since i had never experienced any skin problems before), which luckily went away after about 3-4 months. During my time on the pill, i had completely lost all sex drive, i experienced vaginal dryness and irritation, not to mention i was bloated for about 70% of the time. By year 2, i also started having panic attacks at night and insomnia, which was draining and debilitating.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Dizziness

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Increased body hair

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

No effects

Experience after taking

After i have stopped using the pill, i felt completely transformed. My mood was A LOT better and my sex drive as well. However, after stopping it, i got quite a bit of nausea, as well as food sensitivities.

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