Yasmin pill and negative mood

How our community feel yasmin pill has affected their moods and emotions

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Somewhat negative

37%

No change

19%

Don't know

7%

Out of the 212 reviews for yasmin pill, 128 people (60%) reported negative mood.

Reviewers that reported negative mood as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Jun 24

I started yasmin about 3 months ago and since then my breasts have become really sore, and one of them started leaking discharge, which I had to visit the GP for. It also gave me these mild but constant headaches, so as per my GP's advice, I'm getting off this pill ASAP!

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Somewhat negative mood

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Mar 24

Terrible terrible pill - started in in March 2023, by May 2023 had developed what I know now is POTS. Went to GP they dismissed me so thought it had nothing to do with the pill so kept taking. Constant dizziness, faintness, low BP, high heart rate - constantly felt fatigued. Passed out several times in public - GP again said it's vasovagal syncope and common in young women. Did some research, the progestin drosperinone in the pill is a diuretic and can cause this - no amount of water with salt could fix this either, water would just go straight through me which I think was affecting my BP so much. Also caused extreme dry skin and vaginal dryness, as well as pain during sex (which I think was directly related to the dryness), and emotional fluctuations - in the last few months of being on the pill I felt constantly sad, anything would set me off sobbing and it was terrible. I came off the pill early March 2024, within 2 weeks the POTS like symptoms had gone, my dry skin is slowly getting better and in general feel a lot better in myself. Have had a copper IUD put in. I am not sure if the pill caused weight gain per se, I thought the above had manifested as hypoglacemia as before starting the pill I would not eat much, and thought maybe it was related to blood sugar - I now know this is not the case, and since coming off I have gone back to eating once a day with none of the above issues. I will say it increased my appetite though and I think it made it harder to lose weight - since coming off I have lost 7kg in two weeks.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Feb 24

At first Yasmin was great and really cleared up my skin which I loved. However after 2 and a half years my mood had declined and I struggle with anxiety a lot more. Around the time of my pill break I get terrible headaches and nausea. When I start a new pack my anxiety increases massively and makes it hard to function. The worst side effect is I have no libido at all and I feel very flat.


Somewhat negative mood

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Yasmin pill common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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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