10/01/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Yasmin worked well for the initial two years including clearing my acne and maintaining weight. Then I experienced spotting midway between periods every month. It effected my mood, causing mild depression and anxiety which has lessened since stopping Yasmin, as have the spotting. Also has nausea when first starting the pill, particularly when paired with alcohol.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Spotting / light bleeding between periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Spots or acne

Back pain

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Cystitus

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

My period cycle is now 5-7 weeks long and my periods are 8-12 days long, but the spotting in between periods has stopped which Yasmin caused. I experience stinging when urinating when on my period. Still suffering with cystic acne, oily skin and oily hair after 12 months of no pill. Moods have improved, less depression and anxiety. I have gained weight but that could be a multitude of factors. Have had hormonal blood tests and womb ultrasound but no issues can be found.

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