13/03/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

It was better than other pill brands I’d used before initially but after a couple of years symptoms started to appear that I thought may be connected with that pill. So I stopped using it for a while and most of those symptoms went away straight away. I’m now considering whether to go back on it or a different contraceptive.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
3-6 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I think my symptoms improved from coming off this contraceptive so it was a generally positive experience. I did gain some weight and had to exercise more and eat more carefully to avoid weight gain.

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