Easy to understand, regular periods and control over delaying periods when needed. My skin (face and body) was much clearer.
I was on this pill for just over 5 years and LOVED it! I had no issues with it from the start - regular five day cramp free periods during my pill free week and clearer skin after about three months. It did make me slightly more anxious and aggressive but the positive side effects outweighed these issues. I only came off it because I had a migraine with aura.
Switched from Yaz to this bc of higher estrogen content to control breakthrough bleeding. It's a lot like Yaz but I've noticed feeling more on the edge or not being able to ~think through~ stressful things as well as I used to. I feel less interest in sex and there's less spontaneously horny moments for me. Skin is better than on Yaz. On Yaz my breast glands or whatever were more big but now they're either smaller or there's a bit more softness to them. I feel a bit weaker and tired physically, probably bc this pill lowers testosterone more than Yaz. Might switch back to Yaz if sexuality and mental issues persist.
I have used Yasmin for 8 years and it has hugely helped my heavy painful periods and my acne. I do now have a Mirena also due to endometriosis and adenomyosis.
I am about to start month 3 of the pill. For the first month and a half I had bad stomach cramps and the skin above my upper lip has become much darker due to pigmentation. My GP has confirmed both of these are side effects. My breasts are also pretty sore, but I don’t find it too bad. I think I have noticed a negative impact on my mood, but it’s hard to tell as it’s early days. However, as I’ve been taking the pill continuously, which my GP recommended, I haven’t had period pains. It also seems to have helped reduce my acne, which is very important for me.
I was on Yasmin for around 15 years, from when I was about 12 or 13 for acne primarily and also heavy periods. After a while, it was easier to just stay on it. I now wish I hadn't as I believe it is to blame for a lot of my weight gain and my complete lack of interest in sex whatsoever.
I was prescribed Yasmin mostly because I suffered with acne on my face and back, I tried so many routes to get rid of it but the only thing that’s worked is Yasmin. My skin is the best it’s ever been after 2 years on it but it also makes me scared about what will happen when I eventually go off the pill. In general I’m happy with it, it doesn’t give me mood swings or make me nauseous like other pills have although I do suffer with quite a few of the common side effects like dryness, thrush etc. for me it’s worth it as it has transformed my skin and made my periods (withdrawal bleeds) much lighter. I was also told by my nurse to only take a break every 3 months which works fine for me
This was the very first pill I used for amenorrhoea due to stress from uni and and being very athletic as it was popular when I started using the pill in my teens and I found it ok, however it made me gain a bit of weight which was not ideal. I think it was the water retention from the oestrogen side effect list. It wasn't that much (2-3 kg), but I preferred no weight gain at all so I stopped using this after about a year. The benefit of this pill was that my periods became regular and well controlled, they weren't lighter but they weren't heavier, just normal flow and very easy to predict as it always started bang on day 2 of the pill break. I never had any cramps or mood swings with it. The 7 day break was a bit long for me and I was paranoid about forgetting as it does not come with placebo pills to remind you or keep track, so I used to only have it for about 5 days and restart it straight after my period finished. Overall an ok pill, good for my skin and regulating periods but I preferred the lower dose versions Yaz/Eloine in terms of weight though
I was on Yasmin for around 4 years to manage the symptoms of my PCOS, whilst I was on it it managed my acne and made me bleed every month. I decided to come off the pill after i recognised that it was contributing to my feelings of anxiety and low mood and I wanted to try and naturally ovulate, something I had been missing for around 10 years. Positives coming off Yasmin; -Improvement in my emotional wellbeing and mental health, I just generally feel more positive and less anxious now. -Higher sex drive and generally wetter when turned on. Negatives coming off Yasmin: - Skin flare up (to be expected for me because of my PCOS), painful cystic acne for around 6 months, it's now settling down. -Significant hair loss and imbalance in oil for hair and face, leading to greasy hair and acne. The hair loss only lasted about a month, but the regrowing is taking agesss. All in all when taking Yasmin I felt the positives outweighed the negatives for me at that time and helped managed my PCOS symptoms, coming off of it there were a few negative side affects but 6 months on they have levelled out now.
I've tried quite a few different combined contraceptive pills and this is by far my most positive experience. I actually think the benefits outweigh the cons here- my acne has completely cleared, I'm able to completely control my periods and stop them if I wish and they have worked for me as a contraceptive of course. I've also noticed more stability in my mood which is not something you'd expect from a pill and I've definitely less depressed about my skin so that always helps! Some small negatives- slightly lower sex drive but it's not completely gone, vaginal dryness but nothing uncomfortable and the fact that it's more expensive than other pills. It's a price worth paying to have found something that works for my body! Could not recommend this pill highly enough.