Millinette 30/75 pill vs Yasmin pill

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Millinette 30/75 pill

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Overview

Rated 2.9

49 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 30/75 pill ingredients

Main hormones in Millinette 30/75 pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen


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 30/75 pill reviews

49 reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

Great contraception at first. When I first started taking I did feel very depressed and did break out however no weight change or any other symptoms but after a few weeks i felt great and skin cleared as my body got used to it. About 1.5/2 years later I am experiencing extreme anxiety, panick attacks that can last hours, finding it hard to breathe doctors couldn’t tell me why, headaches with aura and bad migranes all day everyday, dizziness that has affected work and a week before period feel so depressed. Each time I have the period break my periods get heavier and more painful (used to have hardly any cramps) but has regulated my periods. Coming off for a break to remember what my normal self feels like and see if this is what is causing problems.

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Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

After trying multiple different pills from ages 16 to 19 I finally settled on this one. It was the first to come with no severe side effects for me and the nurse who suggested said she recommended it to her daughters and it was the best one in her opinion. I agree, as far as COCPs go this is the best in my opinion. It did lower my sex drive and alter my mood (more a feel less of everything type thing, I feel all emotions quite strongly now coming off it) but as I'd been on the pill since I first started my periods at 16 I can't reliably compare it to anything. It also masked irregular periods and a potential PCOS diagnosis but very happy with it all in all. If my PCOS symptoms get worse I'll be going back on it.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Aug 23

  •  Still using

I changed to this pill from Microgynon 30 after it gave me bad hormonal acne. This pill has definitely helped improve my hormonal acne although it has not cleared completely (4 months in now). It has made my periods much lighter and shorter. Other than that no noticeable side effects to report, have got on a lot better with this pill than the other.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

Great contraception at first. When I first started taking I did feel very depressed and did break out however no weight change or any other symptoms but after a few weeks i felt great and skin cleared as my body got used to it. About 1.5/2 years later I am experiencing extreme anxiety, panick attacks that can last hours, finding it hard to breathe doctors couldn’t tell me why, headaches with aura and bad migranes all day everyday, dizziness that has affected work and a week before period feel so depressed. Each time I have the period break my periods get heavier and more painful (used to have hardly any cramps) but has regulated my periods. Coming off for a break to remember what my normal self feels like and see if this is what is causing problems.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

After trying multiple different pills from ages 16 to 19 I finally settled on this one. It was the first to come with no severe side effects for me and the nurse who suggested said she recommended it to her daughters and it was the best one in her opinion. I agree, as far as COCPs go this is the best in my opinion. It did lower my sex drive and alter my mood (more a feel less of everything type thing, I feel all emotions quite strongly now coming off it) but as I'd been on the pill since I first started my periods at 16 I can't reliably compare it to anything. It also masked irregular periods and a potential PCOS diagnosis but very happy with it all in all. If my PCOS symptoms get worse I'll be going back on it.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Aug 23

  •  Still using

I changed to this pill from Microgynon 30 after it gave me bad hormonal acne. This pill has definitely helped improve my hormonal acne although it has not cleared completely (4 months in now). It has made my periods much lighter and shorter. Other than that no noticeable side effects to report, have got on a lot better with this pill than the other.


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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!


Top side effects not reported

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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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