Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
8+ years
Had children
60kg - 65kg / 9st 6lb - 10st 3lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I’ve been on Yasmin since I was 14. I was put on it initially for really heavy, painful periods and acne on my chin and forehead. It cleared my skin and made my periods better. I did gain a bit of weight after going on it and then developed anxiety in my first year of uni – unsure whether this is related to the pill or not. I do also think it is a contributing factor to the amount of discharge I have. I came off it when I was in 6th form for a short while and my intention was to have a break to see if my periods and skin would continue to be fine without it, but I had to go straight back on it after my first period as it was so painful; I had to take the morning off on my first day of my period without the pill. I’m 24 and would like to come off it to see how it would change my hormones and whether it would help my anxiety at all, but I’m too nervous about having excruitiating pain again and my skin reverting back to it was when I was younger.

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat negatively
I gained weight
Lighter periods
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

Side effects whilst taking


Better skin

Increased body hair

Back pain

Tender breasts

Vaginal discharge


Womb cramps

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