31/01/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I took Yasmin a loooong time ago. I was taking it from the age of about 16-20 and it worked well for me at first to cure my acne. In my 20s I had intense heavy constant bleeding for 4 months and I felt so sore all of the time. I was keeping Tampax super plus in business. I thought something was wrong with my cervix or my womb I was bleeding so much – the doctor or the hospital couldn’t put their finger on it. I then went to a gynaecologist and advised I switch to Celeste and monitor my periods over 3 months. Sure enough, after my second month my bleeding stopped and I returned back to having normal periods again. But I feel fairly scarred by my experience of Yasmin and would not recommend.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Better skin

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Back pain

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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