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Community Level 1lornaross1...

lornaross1984

Yasmin- My first contraceptive pill

AdvantagesFree on prescription, prevents pregnancy, helps with PCOS and endometriosis

DisadvantagesSome side effects, remembering to take it.

"...endometriosis and my doc prescribed Yasmin to stop the pain, he told me its a gentle tablet rather than the harsh Microgynon, Cilest and others. I have never been on any contraceptive pill before so am a bit nervous about using Yasmin in case it interferes with my thyroid tablets and also as my brother has DVT so i may be more suseptable to it when using Yasmin. I have been on using it for 4 days and so far I have a few side effects- moodiness, flu-like ..." Read review
10.12.2007

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Community Level 2LittleMiss...

LittleMissGrumpy

Yasmin-the best a woman can get!

AdvantagesPrevents pregnancy, clears spots and easy to take.

DisadvantagesUnknown side-effects!

"...have very painful breasts) but Yasmin although isn't perfect has been a big improvement to my life. Yasmin was not available through my family planning clinic as it was deemed a 'last resort' because it was more expensive than the others but I tried the doctors who let me have them straight away. I've been on them now for 7 months and everything seems fine with them. Yasmin has helped clear up my skin which was covered in a lot of spots, my breasts ..." Read review
21.07.2004

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Community Level 1Petch12

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"I've been on many pills now and this one (touch wood) seems to be the one for me. No side effects, no bleeding in fact when I switched from my other pill which made me bleed for about a month it stopped within two days of taking Yasmin. Would recommend this to all if you have problems with Estrogen. I'm really happy with this pill, thank god I found it !!
14.01.2008

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Community Level 1Wiggy03

Wiggy03

Yasmin - Not all Good

AdvantagesNo mood swings and no weight gain

DisadvantagesSwollen legs, bad skin, fluid retention

"...on this pill. I was on Yasmin for 7 months after trying all kinds of differant pills. I am now 31 and have been on the contraceptive pill since the age of 18 and have not really found one that is right for me. I found Yasmin good for no weight gain and I did not really suffer from mood swings. However, I suffered from really bad swollen legs from the knees down, swollen ankles and I would wake at night with itching of my lower legs. I visited the ..." Read review
29.10.2004

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Community Level 1xBeccarghhh

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"Recently I have been taken off Yasmin due to the amount of migraines i had suffered in the space of seven days and the hight of my blood pressure. I now only wish that I had took other side effects on board sooner and gained professional help as I have been suffering with depression, Crying everyday without fail for no reason,Sickness, Dioreah,Stomache aches. I have not resorted to any other pill as my experience whilst taking Yasmin over the past 9 months has put me off. I had my self believing that I was depressed & emotionally unstable when all along it was that little tablet!
23.07.2008

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Community Level 1clareh2000

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"I went onto Yasmin havng used Dianette for 6 months. Dianette was supposed to ease the effects of Polycistic Ovary Syndrome, however, still bearded (yes, lucky me), and then a stone heavier (Dianette sucked) it was recommended that I try Yasmin as I was also now using the pill as a contraceptive. I have just emptied all 5 packets and the few remaining pills of this months cycle into the bin having just experienced one of the worst fortnights of my life. I have felt entirely out of control, panicky and most of all, deeply depressed. Although I imagined by changing the pill there would be SOME side-effects, it definitely is not worth a life of misery and fear. My message is do not take Yasmin.
17.09.2007

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Community Level 1GooseGosling

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"I went on to Yasmin after my previous pill, which I had been on for years without any problems) was discontinued. Initially it seemed fine but within a few months I turned from being a very confident out going trusting person into an irrationally, anxious wreck. At least 3/4 times a week I would break down in hysterical tears over the oddest of things, which scared the life out of me, and my boyfriend. Yasmin may be the new wonder pill, and period-wise it was great but it seriously messed up my head while I was on it. I've been off Yasmin now for 3 months and I'm back to being myself.
10.10.2008

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Community Level 1angiepangi...

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"Hi everyone, yes starrybabe is 100% correct. Yasmin has made my once thick head of hair very thin, and bald in a few areas. I have suffered depression and panic attacksdue tothis and feel I am slowly going crazy. i took Yasmin for 3 months starting July 2006 and the shedding has not ceased over 12 months later, in fact it's worse now than ever. Starry babe if you ever read this, I would be very interested to know how your hair is now. Any regrowth? are you back to normal(ish)? Help anyone !!
18.12.2007

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Community Level 1fiercelou1...

fiercelou1990

If your taking/considering Yasmin than PLEASE READ!!!

AdvantagesNo baby and great boobs

DisadvantagesAnxiety, depression, constantly crying and unable to rationalise any thoughts.

"...here before I started taking Yasmin I ignored the reviews surrounding depression and anxiety. I was also told through loads of friends about how great this pill was, so when I started taking it I wasn't keeping my eyes open for any changes in my body or mentality. I was going through a rough patch with my boyfriend at the time but i noticed that even if i patched things up with him I'd still feel soo depressed and couldn't stop crying. It was really ..." Read review
12.12.2010

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Community Level 1tickle_me_...

tickle_me_kittykat

Yasmin - weight loss pill in disguise?

Advantagescrystal clear skin, weight loss

Disadvantagessensitivity

"*update - 3.5 months later...* I'm still on this pill and so far, nothing's changed! I've not yet put back any weight, nor has the clarity of my skin changed, my breasts are still larger than they were pre-pill! I wouldn't be able to advise on whether or not it is effective as a method of contraception because all sexual encounters have involved protection (as they should, I'm petrified of STI's). Once my boyfriend moves back I'll update further ..." Read review
19.04.2004

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Community Level 1sarahm33

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"Well after reading some of these reviews, I now know why I may visit the loo sometimes a couple of times a night and I haven't even drank anything. I have been really moody at work (thought it was them half the time) but it might be just me now!!! Just stopped taking Yasmin as we've decided to try for a baby, dont want to go back on it!!! Loads of symptoms like headaches, mood swings etc, thanks for the advice guys.....
18.12.2007

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Community Level 1KeelyPotts

KeelyPotts

Yasmin...bleeding after a short two month break!

AdvantagesRegular periods(when used correctly) No babies & realiable!

DisadvantagesIrregular bleeding & mood swings/Panic attacks!

"...do i start...Ive been on yasmin for 2 about years and had no real problems to start off with, I was moody anyway and im quite an emotional person BUT after about a year after taking it, i started getting really bad panic attacks and would feel dizzy & feel like i was about to have a fit! I went to the docs about it, they ran tests etc..and they said i had stress so they refered me to a councillor!! Going to the councillor sorted my head out a bit ..." Read review
04.11.2008

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Community Level 1maybenever

maybenever

Not harmless...

AdvantagesContraceptive/ skin friendly

DisadvantagesLife-threatening

"...compromised and I went onto Yasmin in 2006. She assured me that this was the safest pill on the market and was also skin friendly. In my 3rd or 4th pack on Yasmin I started to have an extreme reaction to it. I was getting migraines with aura. I had 3 migranes in 4 days. This had never happened before. My GP told me that this was alarming and that I could have a stroke. She insisted I come off the pill immediately. I didn't ever have this reaction ..." Read review
03.01.2007

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Community Level 1SavGLea

Quick review of Yasmin Contraceptive Pill

"After being on Dianette for 5 years my doctor told me to come off it due to an increased risk of liver damage, so I took on Marvelon for a year. Marvelon was ok but still had bad skin which was very depressing. I went to my doctor 3 months ago and asked to go on Yasmin- you have to ask for it as it is one of the more expensive pills to perscribe for the NHS so doctors are not too keen on recommending it. My skin is now as clear as it was on Dianette with no bad side affects. Each pill affects us differently but Yasmin is by far the best pill I have been on!
25.06.2008

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Community Level 1Hope_it_wo...

Hope_it_works

Yasmin

AdvantagesBigger boobs, clearer skin, might be as good as Dianette and it is FREE

Disadvantageshave gained weight(may not be due to pill), have been feeling down,

"I have been on Yasmin for almost two months now, my acne got worse in the first month, when I started on the second pack, I bought an acne gel, and to now my skin is clearing up, My skin is not crystal clear yet, I have aleast two blemishs on either cheek at anyone time. I have high hopes for the next month Cant wait till my acne scares fade. When I was on Dianette, my skin was as clear as a babie's, My doctor assured my that if I give ..." Read review
27.12.2007

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