Yasmin pill and high blood pressure

How our community feel they have been impacted by high blood pressure on yasmin pill

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Out of the 212 reviews for yasmin pill, 26 people (12%) reported high blood pressure.

Reviewers that reported high blood pressure as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Aug 23

First 3 packs were fine, in the 4th i developed SEVERE anxiety panic attacks daily which is SO unlike me, nothing ever stressed me out before. I also cried every day and felt like a completely different person. The anxiety caused me to not be able to drive or work due to lightheadedness and nausea and even just sitting on the sofa i had constant heart palpitations. It was so severe i had 111 on the phone and went to the hospital and i am not one to panic about my health. If you’re experiencing similar symptoms definitely come off this pill.

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Very negative mood

1 more effect

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th May 23

I first started using Yasmin when i was almost 17, and mainly did it to improve my skin a bit. Initially my skin got so so much worse and it took about 3-4 months to fully clear up. On it my skin was the main improvement ; it really worked wonders for my skin. My body hair decreased and maybe got a bit lighter, my skin wasn’t as oily and my boobs grew a tiny bit. However after about 4 months of using it i started getting horrible anxiety. I was constantly stressing and crying to the point where people around me thought I was delusional. I also started getting horrible panic attacks, that sometimes would happen every day. I really felt like i was at my lowest point on this pill. Normal things like getting on a train would stress me out to the point where i fully avoided taking trains. I really felt like i was going psycho and all my friends and family couldn’t recognise me anymore!! I really felt like id lost my personality. I know it works for others but the psychological side effects i got from this pill whilst on it were not worth the skin benefits that came with it.

Very negative mood

1 more effect

1 helpful


Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th Nov 22

I started the Yasmin pill when i was about 13/14 and I came off it about 6 months after starting it. I had absolutely awful side effects. It made me gain a lot of weight, my skin was awful and it completely changed my mood. I was suicidal and depressed and had mood swings. It made my blood pressure rise too. I also just generally felt unwell most of the time. After coming off the pill i felt 100 times better and ended up loosing all of the weight i had put on. This won’t necessarily be your experience as everyone is totally different but this is the worst pill I’ve been on, and I’ve been on a few!

Very negative mood

2 more effects

1 helpful


Yasmin pill common side effects

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56% of yasmin pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

55% of yasmin pill reviewers reported tender breasts

49% of yasmin pill reviewers reported vaginal dryness

43% of yasmin pill reviewers reported vaginal discharge

40% of yasmin pill reviewers reported period like cramps

Possible yasmin pill side effects

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