28/06/2020

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I started taking Yasmin about 3 months ago as a contraceptive and also hoping to manage long term adult acne. I was constantly nauseous in the first month and have continued to experience nausea and regular acid reflux. I also feel that my mood has taken a turn for the worse and find I am more prone to depressive and anxious moods as well as becoming extremely snappy towards family members. I am tired most days and have also experienced a loss of libido. My skin in somewhat better but not a huge improvement and I did experience a slight “purge” of cystic acne around my chin area in the first month. I did lose about 6lbs but I believe this is more due to the nausea and depressive moods causing a lack of appetite. I’m now considering alternative pills that may have less of these side effects for me personally.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Nausea or vomiting

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

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