01/06/2021

Yasmin

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I was on this pill for 10 years and it changed my life for the better! I lost so much weight and my severe acne basically cleared overnight. I also felt so much happier and like a fog lifted. However, I started developing migraines about 2 years ago that debilitated me and made me basically bed bound around the start of my period. In those two years I started having awful episodes of urinating huge blood clots with so much pain, and developed kidney infections with protein in my urine. The doctors just dosed me up with tonnes of antibiotics which never worked. My blood pressure then increased to an average of 145/100 at rest and resting heart rate of 110 when I naturally have very low blood pressure usually. Gynae or GP weren’t too concerned and just said to drink more😒. I then researched heavily into academic articles about Yasmin and found it had links with chronic kidney disease and can cause kidney blood clots and stone formation. Basically as a diuretic it caused me to develop Hyperkalemia and proteinuria. No one listened to me and I had to figure out for myself the pill was causing all my problems.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Migraines

Headaches

Aura symptoms

Dizziness

Better skin

Nausea or vomiting

High blood pressure

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Cystitus

Thrush

Impact after using

Mood
Very negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
2 months
Sex drive
No change

No effects

Dark body hair

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

I came off and my kidney issues and migraines disappeared. Unfortunately, after 7 months off the pill I’m covered in acne, lots of body hair, weight gain, hair loss, severe low mood, sluggish, constipation and more. If it were not for the migraines and kidney issues I would be back on in a heart beat.

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