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Millinette 20/75 pill

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Overview

Rated 3.2

58 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.9

205 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Millinette 20/75 pill ingredients

Main hormones in Millinette 20/75 pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen


Yasmin pill ingredients

Main hormones in Yasmin pill

Anti-Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen

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Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Millinette 20/75 pill reviews

58 reviews

Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this as my mental health was negatively impacted by Microgynon and this has a low amount of hormones. It’s good to note wherever I lived I found it difficult to get hold of this as it was rarely readily available in pharmacies and had to be ordered in. In later years of taking it my GP started to suggest I switched because this is expensive for the NHS to prescribe at no cost to the user. Positives were no period pain and light, regular periods. Zero physical or appearance related effects. I came off it because I realised I no longer felt like myself. In hindsight I spent almost 10 years in a daze. Lost my sex drive and it made me very anxious and dangerously depressed. I thought that was just me but it all went when I came off this pill. It also made me very hormonal and desperate for a baby but off hormonal contraception I know I don’t want kids!

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I’ve been on Millinette for 5 months now after switching from Levest and it has been a lot better! As this pill is low in oestrogen I have fewer side effects. Only changes I have noticed is my breasts have gone up a cup size, dry mouth for some reason? and I have found my acne has not gotten better/ maybe even worse. This pill is great for regulating periods though and you can skip the pack to delay it! I still get cramps but I would say they aren’t as painful or heavy as when I was off the pill which is a plus.


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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Didn't get pregnant so that was good, no noticeable side effects other than think I had some loss of libido. Did have increased spots after coming off the pill and irregular periods still almost a year after stopping which is frustrating when now ttc.


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Used for 8+ yr
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this as my mental health was negatively impacted by Microgynon and this has a low amount of hormones. It’s good to note wherever I lived I found it difficult to get hold of this as it was rarely readily available in pharmacies and had to be ordered in. In later years of taking it my GP started to suggest I switched because this is expensive for the NHS to prescribe at no cost to the user. Positives were no period pain and light, regular periods. Zero physical or appearance related effects. I came off it because I realised I no longer felt like myself. In hindsight I spent almost 10 years in a daze. Lost my sex drive and it made me very anxious and dangerously depressed. I thought that was just me but it all went when I came off this pill. It also made me very hormonal and desperate for a baby but off hormonal contraception I know I don’t want kids!


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I’ve been on Millinette for 5 months now after switching from Levest and it has been a lot better! As this pill is low in oestrogen I have fewer side effects. Only changes I have noticed is my breasts have gone up a cup size, dry mouth for some reason? and I have found my acne has not gotten better/ maybe even worse. This pill is great for regulating periods though and you can skip the pack to delay it! I still get cramps but I would say they aren’t as painful or heavy as when I was off the pill which is a plus.


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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Didn't get pregnant so that was good, no noticeable side effects other than think I had some loss of libido. Did have increased spots after coming off the pill and irregular periods still almost a year after stopping which is frustrating when now ttc.


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Yasmin pill reviews

205 reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Only negative for me is it does make me very emotional and I’m not usually an emotional person!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

i’ve been on the yasmin pill for about a year now and it’s been amazing! my boobs grew from an AA to a C and i’m no longer struggling with acne


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

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.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Only negative for me is it does make me very emotional and I’m not usually an emotional person!


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

i’ve been on the yasmin pill for about a year now and it’s been amazing! my boobs grew from an AA to a C and i’m no longer struggling with acne


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

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.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Much better than previous contraception I was on. Having to change to mini pill for health reasons


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I was on rigevidon for a few years which I found made me really emotionless and dull. I switched to this one bc of the different type of progesterone and found it gave me quite severe mood swings. I was annoyed with everyone around me and very self critical but then a day later I’d be absolutely fine. There was definitely a big change in my mood between the two pills.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I’ve been off Yasmin now since end of June 2023 and had the jaydess coil fitted in july. I feel so much better mentally and physically for being off it. The more I read about the combined pill the more I wish I had never been on it in the first place. It’s so wrong that drs just prescribe this method of contraception so quickly and to young girls, which alters your hormonal development. I wouldn’t recommend it


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

  •  Stopped using

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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Used for 3 - 5 yr
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Aug 23

  •  Still using

I have been on this pill for many years, the main reason was problems with my skin. I was first on Dianette then changed to Yasmin. Since being on this pill I suffer with extreme headaches during my period. I did stop taking this pill last year for a procedure then started back on it after Christmas 2022, I have since gained lots of weight and my sex drive is nonexistent (poor husband) overall I do not recommend this pill.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Jul 23

  •  Still using

giving this one more month before i try a different one because so far my experience with yasmin has been extremely negative. some of my worst issues with it are the on and off nausea and cramps almost every day, as well as painful, sensitive, and swollen chest. i started taking this to reduce my period symptoms and pms, so it has been really annoying that it has not really improved any but instead given me them every day. i also didn't experience nausea before but now i have that which has also given me an irregular appetite. i became extremely emotional, low mood, crying most days, bad anxiety and low self esteem, and physically tired and slow too. also when i got to the pill break it felt just like my normal periods except with even more large clots. yasmin has made me feel really disheartened and i can only hope i have more luck with something else, or these side effects ease off


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Used for 8+ yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

Having been on the Yasmin pill since the age of 15yo, (for 15 years, currently 30yo) it’s difficult to pinpoint whether it’s the pill causing exaggerated anxiety , low moods, frustration, insecurities mood swings etc, or, if it’s just who I am, coupled with external stressors of everyday life! I don’t know who I am without it. With such a high dose of hormone, I can only believe this has impacted my mental health but then again typical women we doubt ourselves and dismiss it. The positives of taking the Yasmin pill , is that my skin has always been great, my periods regular, and fairly light. I think it made my boobs a little bigger, but then again , this could have just happened with getting older. The pill has allowed me to have more sexual freedom and manage my periods better, but I don’t think it’s worth the impact it’s had on my mood. I’ve recently had the Jaydess hormonal coil fitted and I look forward in hope that this will be the better option for me & I can start to learn about who I am off the pill. Good luck everyone x


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