Combined pill


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


One important thing that occurred to me whilst currently on the pill is sometimes I get bleeding after or during sex. After going to the doctors I learnt that this is actually quite a common occurrence for women taking the pill as there is another layer of skin that basically grows out of your vagina that cuts very easily. The doctor assured me that it was nothing to worry about and I can have this fixed at a gynaecologist or change my pill to see if this would change but since I am in a long term relationship and it was fairly infrequent I decided to stay on my pill. This is also since my doctor said that this and lucette (a pill basically identical to yasmin) were the only pills he himself would actually recommend as although they are the most expensive, it has the least side effects and obviously we don’t actually pay for birth control (yay!!). Overall apart from this, and general weight gain, I am happy with yasmin. Since I was fairly small before taking the pill, although it was an adjustment it did not bother me particularly, but obviously it is something to consider as this is perhaps the most common side effect I have found amongst my friends from taking yasmin.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
I gained weight
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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