09/05/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Was offered this pill after Microgynon and as a solution for my acne, it worked for the acne brilliantly, only had a few spots show up during the 7 days off. I’ve taken this brand on and off for about 12 years now, I’ve never caught pregnant when taking it correctly, my skin was lovely while taking it & my ‘periods’ were a lot shorter and lighter (although still get terrible ovulation pain) However I wouldn’t recommend as the depression & anxiety I suffered made me feel horrendous, I had pains in my chest frequently! Also my skin has been ten times worse than it ever was since stopping Yasmin and now the acne is more widespread across my face and deeper cystic acne leaving lots of scars.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Dizziness

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Back pain

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal discharge

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Migraines

Spots or acne

Tender breasts

Back pain

No effects

Experience after taking

As explained above

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