12/03/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This pill really suited me. It kept my acne at bay and didn’t impact my moods like others have. My only problem was that after 5 years of use I started developing Melasma (facial hyperpigmentation) which got progressively worse despite being diligent with barrier sunblock. Decided to have a break. Melasma gone… Acne back with a vengeance!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know / can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Spots or acne

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Better skin

Tender breasts

No effects

Experience after taking

1st 12 months not too bad. Skin became very oily. After 12 months periods have become prolonged (11-12 days) plus I experience spotting around my ovulation days. Acne has returned which was my main reason for starting this pill in the first place. Only positive is my Melasma (facial hyperpigmentation) has cleared since stopping this pill.

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