15/07/2020

Yasmin

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve been using this since I was 18 and I am afraid I don’t even know what my body feels like without it. I had some issues with type 2 diabetes after a very stressfull even and my doctor advised me to stop taking it for a year while I was on metformin, my first 4 periods were hell – heavy bleeding and clotting, I was even fainting and had to go to the hospital the first two times, because I didn’t know what was happening. After that I started taking it again, because I really don’t want to get pregnant. I am scared of eveloping cancer though so I would like to change my contraception, however I am not sure what other method would work for me, I haven’t heard the best things about IUDs…

Impact whilst taking

Mood
I can't tell
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

Increased body hair

Better skin

Spots or acne

Vaginal discharge

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