18/03/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
65kg - 70kg / 10st 3lb - 11st 0lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This pill was great for my skin, after a few months of taking this, my oily prone skin which had been causing spots, had more or less cleared. I did notice my periods were much lighter and cramps weren’t as bad as well. In the 1st year, my breasts enlarged by 3 cup sizes, with no weight gain overall. At the time i thought it was a bit random but after looking into the side affects of Yasmin, turns out this can happen. No real problems with Yasmin overall as I’ve been taking this for around 8 years now however have been told I have developed a cervical ectropion which can be caused my the hormones in the pill so I have decided to come off entirely for now. It’s nothing to worry about but just one of those side effects I’d rather not have.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Headaches

Dizziness

Spots or acne

Back pain

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

The main thing I have noticed since coming off Yasmin is that my skin has gone very oily and I have been getting quite a few spots particularly on my chin and chest. I’m hoping this will clear up after a few more months. My periods seem to be in a natural cycle of every 3 weeks. I’m bleeding slightly heavier and cramps seem to start a few days before my period. I’ve also noticed I get headaches more often, particularly around ovulation (ive been using the Clue app to track symptoms)

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