Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I was prescribed this to deal with hormonal acne which was aggravated by an anxiety medication I was taking, and have been on Yasmin for about a year. Am being switched onto another pill due to yasmin’s long term blood pressure/clotting risks. Pluses: It cleared my skin completely (like miraculously “makeup no longer needed” better, really cannot over state how much better my skin is), and had no overall effect on my mood, and evened out my mood around my PMS (which was quite severe at times). There was also no change to my weight or body hair, and I didn’t have any problems with discharge or sweating. neutrals: I used to have very severe “call in sick to work” level day 1 cramps. I now have less severe cramps overall, but they’re spread out over days 2 and 3 at more or less the same pain level which sort of sucks but they’re rarely as incapacitating as they were pre-yasmin. Negatives: *nuked* my sex drive, but this seems to be a side effect I’m quite prone to with medication in general so YMMV (sucks, but worth the trade off for my skin imo). I feel I’m bloated for longer around PMS and I get about a week of headaches before and during my period which is new for me.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat positively
No change
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking


Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Womb cramps

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