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Used for 18 months - 3 years

Verified review  •  1 day ago


Want to know if birth control implants cause vagina itching and discharge

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Used for 12 - 18 months

Verified review  •  1 day ago


Gave me extreme PMDD. Very irritable and low moods and irrational thoughts. Would not recommend unless you are low in oestrogen before taking. Acne in the first 1-2 months of taking.

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Used for 1 - 3 months

Verified review  •  2 days ago


I’m on day 11 of taking this pill and I can’t wait until the end of the pack to stop taking it. I wanted to like it and perhaps I haven’t given it enough of a chance but my mood swings are horrendous, I feel depressed and I don’t ever feel like doing anything, the only thing I can blame is this pill. My skin is awful at the moment and since taking it I’ve had break outs all over my chin that weren’t there previously. I really wish I could see it through for a few months but when I’m feeling like this it’s almost impossible to keep it up as my mental health is in a right state. One minute I’m fine and the next I’m furious. I was given this pill to help with breakthrough bleeding and it has helped with that but weighing up the pros and cons it really isn’t worth it for me personally.

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Used for 6 - 12 months

Verified review  •  4 days ago


I actually used the brand Freedo (option wasn't listed above) but it has the same active ingredients and dose as yasmin (Freedo is often dispensed in Ireland). I didn't like this pill as I found I was EXTREMELY emotional when I was on it. Weeping constantly, severe anxiety. (Disclaimer: I was definitely going through a tough time when I was taking this pill but once I changed contraception I was no longer crying all the time and found my emotions were easier to control).

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Used for 6 - 12 months

Verified review  •  4 days ago


This was the first contraceptive pill I was ever put on and the doctor recommended using 3 packs back to back without any break. The first 3 months were absolutely fine - no major side effects. However, after this point I started to get a lot of spotting. The word spotting sounds like its just a small bit of blood but this was A LOT. It ended up that I would pretty much just have 1 blood free week in the month. And at least 2 weeks of what essentially was as heavy as a period. (I have had ongoing issues with bleeding/spotting on contraceptive pills - no underlying issues - this bleeding ceased when I got the Mirena coil).

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Used for 3 - 5 years

Verified review  •  4 days ago


I've been taking this for years now and it has been able to stop my periods which is why I wanted to take it in the first place. The only issue for me is remembering/being able to take it at the same time everyday. If I get my timings out of sync then I'll end up having a period. But, the periods I do have are generally less painful.

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