Does yasmin pill cause vaginal dryness?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on yasmin pill

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Out of the 212 reviews for yasmin pill, 0 people (0%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

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.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Mar 24

This was the first pill I've taken and was on it for about 5 months. When I first started it I had the worst breakthrough bleeding and cramps so bad I was bedbound but thought that may be my body just getting used to the hormones as I'd never been on the pill before. However, I breakthrough bled a 'period' every month for a couple weeks whilst not on my break. I had no weight gain or mood changes which was great. This really helped my acne!!! I've struggled with back acne for years and this has improved it drastically. However, I also developed pretty bad eczema all over my body a month into taking it which I haven't had since I was a toddler. I've been off it for a week and it has actually gone down so much.

Somewhat positive mood

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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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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