23/03/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I initially started Yasmin for acne issues. It definitely helped improve my skin and my boobs grew 3 cup sizes which I loved (they were itty bitty before). I took it for around 5 years – my sex drive was nil, I just didn’t feel right in myself in the last year or so. Decided to go hormone free and took the jump.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

High blood pressure

Better skin

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

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

Headaches

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

! Taking the pill was fine, it was stopping that was complete hell! My hair totally fell out, lots of bald patches. My skin went crazy oily, terrible acne although I did expect the return of spots. My periods have taken nearly 18 months to become regular again. I was really shocked at the reaction my body had which makes you realise how strong the hormones are! Would recommend to hang on in there though if you are wanting to stop the hormones. My skin has sorted itself out and my hair has grown back! Moods have improved massively, and my sex drive is back waheeeeey. Wish we were warned of this as teenagers when looking at contraceptive options.

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