Drug Ratings for YASMIN

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 2  contraception Panic attacks, tingly in hands and feet, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue,, hair loss F 20 2 weeks
30 1X D
11/10/2014
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 3  Pcos,ovarian cyst, acne, bad cramps I have been taking this pill for exactly a week today and I have been getting bloating and cramps I am hoping the cramps stop and go away after the first pack. I am very afraid of taking bc period because of all the scary things I read about but my acne is out of control and I know my acne is directly related to my pcos because it's the same months when my cramps are horrible and i have gone to the doc and they have found the cyst. So I am praying that zarah the generic of yazmin helps me and I don't get sick. Because I don't know what else to do. My acne and my cramps are terrible. This last period before starting zarah I took 800mg of ibuprofen and the pain was still bad. F 25 1 weeks
11/4/2014
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 2  Prevent pregnancy, heavy periods Extreme fatigue, mood swings, crying, sore breasts, hunger, laziness Nausea in the first week.. Mood swings, was constantly aggressive, got angry and cried over the littlest things, constantly fought with boyfriend, increased appetite, all I wanted to do was lie in bed all day. Sore breasts all the time. Fatigue was very bad, no matter how much I slept. My anxiety also got worse. The positives were that there was no change in my sex drive, and I did not put on any weight despite how much I was eating. F 18 1 months
11/2/2014

 1  Painful periods (later PCOS) Periods were still painful, ridiculous weight gain, horrible mood swings, depression, bloating, in general just a bad feeling. I was 30 when I took it. 1 month after I had stopped, I felt much better (less mood swings, more energy) F 34 8 months
10/17/2014
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 1  acne, birth control,irregular menst Even though it cleared up my skin pretty fast, but all other side effects were unbearable!!! Extreme fatigue to the point that I couldn't finish my daily duties, had go leave work early, extremly emotional and sad , crying for no reason. The worst thing ive gained 5lbs in just two weeks...I would literally starve myself all day and exercise just to loose a few pounds, but my weight would keep increasing..never ever I had this issue in my life. I am a runner and playing volleyball all my life never had this issue with my weight! I didn't care about my skin because I was so depressed and anti-social that I didn't enjoy it. Never again...Horrible Birth Control!!!! F 29 2 weeks
1 tbl/day
10/12/2014

 4  Acne and horrible period cramps Just a quick sharp migraine whenever I take it and feeling tired about an hour after. It is amazing, I have clear skin acne (I always used to but recently I had my first acne problems until I took Yasmin (I am in my mid 20's). My skin clear within only 3 days. I lost weigh, I am going bathroom for number 2 more often, so boost my metabolism. No mood swings, at all, if anything I always had them and now I am nicer, and my boyfriend is happier (if anything I believe those people that say they change their mood, is just people who finally found an excuse to have tantrums). My cramps are less painful. A little bit of tender breasts. My sexual drive decrease (but it always does certain times of the month), now it is all full blast and I have sexual desire like I always had. So overall, it is really great. And yay!, I am also finally not constipated, finally I go bathroom with no problems. Oh yeah I crave proteins. Which is good actually, it helps me stay strong through long hours of work and school. F 24 30 days
30 1X D
9/30/2014

 4  Acne, birth control Anxiety/fear of taking pill due to news reports, a bit hungrier than usual, slight breast tenderness sometimes, Period was 'darker', vaginal dryness. It has really cleared my skin up after 1 month, it's the clearest its been in years! I have NO new spots and all my old ones are bursting then going away completely. My skin is a lot less oily too and I don't need to reapply my makeup as often. I'm excited to finally have clear skin again. I'm going to continue taking it for this reason but I want to stop taking it once it's all clear because all the news reports about Yasmin scare me so much. Every pill I take I panic in my head like "this one could kill me"... but then I remember how depressed I was about my skin and take it anyway :/ My vagina has been drier so sex can be painful and I have smelled "different" down there which I HATE. This might be because I'm now having unprotected sex with my partner but I don't know, I've never had a problem before... it's gross so I hope it stops. I'm worried my hair is going to fall out when I stop taking it. We'll see... F 24 2 months
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9/17/2014
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 1  Contraception Break downs, low sex drive, bad skin and weight gain. Nothing good about it! Made me extremely tired too! F 27 3 months
9/1/2014

 3  Ovarian cyst Nausea, bloating, gas, leg cramping, anxiety in second month, dizziness I was not happy being on Yasmin. I am 40 years old. I did not have any breakthrough bleeding but yes the fake period did come. The nausea was heavy in the first two weeks, I could not contain food very well. There was a sense of anxiety - something going wrong all the time. I was petrified of the risk of blood clots and what the BCP does to our bodies. Not taking it again ever. F 2 months
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5/8/2014

 1  Birth control Almost died. Went drom 110# to 75# the last two months. Was hospitalized for 7 days. Had my gall bladder removed and stopped the meds! These people and the FDA belong in prison! Burn it and everyone associated with its release to humans!!! F 24 6 months
.3 mg/ 2mg 1X D
4/27/2014

 4  Acne / to have lighter periods I've been taking Yasmin for nearly a year now. In terms of my acne it really helped, and it made my skin so much less oily and shiny. I do still have more spots than the average person but it doesn't bother me so much. My periods are a little lighter, not much, and last 7 days. I suffered from bad headaches every now and again, dizziness when I stand up, fainting or feeling as though I will faint, depressive mood and weakness in my legs. I did not gain or lose any weight and sadly my boobs didn't get bigger. But it did help my skin a lot! F 14 10 days
4/18/2014
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 1  for heavy periods AGRESSIVE, HAIR LOSS, NERVOUS/MENTAL BREAKDOWN, PANIC ATTACKS , ANXIETY ATTACKS, TERRIBLE BREAKOUTS, HOT FLASHES, BODY ODOR CHANGE, BAD PERIODS AGAIN, NAUSEA, VAGINAL DRYNESS AND OVER WET, SORE BREAST, PARANOIA(THINKING EVERYBODY HATES ME) ELECTIC SHOCK GOING THROUGH BODY , CANT THINK AND VERY CONFUSED ALOT, FREQUENT URINATING AND GASTRIC PROBLEMS, OILY SKIN ETC........ NIGHTMARE DO NOT TAKE IT !!!! IT RUINED A YEAR OF MY LIFE AND ALMOST CAUSED ME TO LOSE MY JOB AND HUSBAND!!!!! F 29 14 years
30 1X D
4/15/2014
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 1  Menorrhagia (Heavy periods). Mood swings, weight gain, large clots, heavy periods and pain. I was on this for almost 3 months and was told not to take the sugar pills. The idea was that I would only take the pill and not get a period. I actually got thumb-sized clots and heavy bleeding within the 2nd month of taking it. So bad, that I had to stop taking it altogether. It took my body months to balance out. It actually made the menorrhagia worse. I would not recommend this to anyone who has problem periods, PMS or endometriosis. I was 33 when I tried it. F 39 2.5 months
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4/8/2014

 1  Birth control/ period regulator I was put on Yasmin after the birth of my daughter, who is now two. Since I've started Yasmin, I've had 4/5 horrific migraines which landed me up in A&E for scans and a lumbar puncture. I'm sure this is down to Yasmin as it has co-insided with my cycle and previous to this, my migraines we're controlled with simple medication. I now need pain killing injections when i have an episode. I will be coming of this ASAP and going back to my old pill, which also did a better job of clearing my skin up. Sorry folks. I'd give this a miss, there's been reports in the big papers about it being dodgy and one to avoid. F 28 2 years
50mg?
3/27/2014
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 2  Contraception/regulate periods It did work as birth control. Periods were always predictable (sometimes down to the day and hour), skin cleared up, no noticeable weight gain or mood changes. However, the entire time I was on it, it was causing me to lose my hair. Not just thin out a bit but clumps washing down the drain. After being off of it for almost a year, my hair is finally growing back. So for that reason, I can't recommend it. F 28 7 years
3/26/2014

 1  Skin Terrible skin break out and skin redness. Skin then went very dry and peeled constantly. Night sweats. Pain in gut/ stomach. Do not recommend staying on this for long periods as others suggest if initial symptoms are really bad. Your body is telling you something when it flares up! F 2 weeks
30mg
3/20/2014

 3  Birth control Nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, weight gain (5kgs water weight). Positives: sex drive stayed the same, no negative mood effects F 22 4 months
2/23/2014

 1  PCOS Blotting, vommit sensation, headache, mood swings, breast tenderness, breast size increases, chest pain, cramps on body, weight gain, dizziness, nuesena F 23 2 months
30mg 1X D
2/23/2014
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 4  pcos Mild mood swings, weight gain. F 28 10 years
2/20/2014
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 1  Birth Control low libido, dry vagina, terrible mood swings, pigmentation on face, freckles I didn't realise until now that Yasmin had all these terrible side effects. I can say that I have so many of the symptoms and only realise now why I have them. F 40 7 years
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2/11/2014
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 3  Contraception and to clear acne Anxiety, headaches, sickness, mood swings and longer periods Within the first year taking it i loved it, my acne had cleared up, my periods were regular (still getting pain, but used tablets to ease it) and i knew exactly when my periods would be. After a year my period pains were lasting longer, i would get a headache the week before and during my period, my mood swings were getting a lot worse and the last month of using it i got really bad anxiety and sickness. I couldn't go to work as i felt depressed, stressed and sick constantly. I have now stopped taking Yasmin and already within a week i can feel the difference. I'm not saying this is a bad pill but i wouldn't recommend it long term. F 25 2 years
30 1X D
1/28/2014
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 1  birth control Took yasmin after having 2nd child, lost intrest in sex didnt realise why, broke up with partner of 10 yrs due to this got bk together few months after startd takin pill again n bam bk together 2 yrs n argue cus iv got no sex drive he thinks i dont want him. Only tonite im looking for birth control for my neice and av realised its my pill thats done this im in shock feel robbed also pins n needles in face n hands painful sex, the list is endless F 32 8 years
30
1/8/2014

 1  sudden peach fuzz on sideburns 1. headaches 2. cramps 3. nausea 4. excessive long blonde peach fuzz in face & body 5. unbalanced mood 6. excessive psychological sensitivity 7. weight gain 8. swelling and pain in the chest Before BCP... A sudden long peach fuzz appeared on my sideburns into 48hrs. I knew I had PCOS but except of having a period delay(about a week) I had no problem with it.When that long vellus hair appeared on my sideburns I was shocked.I went to my gyn ,I had a hormonal & endocrine check-up but everything were normal.But she told me to start YASMINELLE(bayer) 1pill per day for 21days & then stopping it for a week & then all over again.I took it for 2 months, I'd not stand it any longer.I was crying the most of time ,I was depressed because of the excessive peach fuzz that appeared on my body & most depressed of the peach fuzz on my face(cheeks,forehead,upper lip everywhere)Into 2 months I got that thing.Then I stopped taking it. They have passed 2 months without taking it but the peach fuzz & cramps haven't been gone yet.I really want peach fuzz to be gone,it's really important to me. F 23 2 months
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1/8/2014
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 3  swapped from marvelon Diarrhea and cramps but gone now and feel normal F 33 7 days
12/19/2013
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 1  Birth control Panic attack and anxiety! Now still suffering after stop 1 year ago. poison F 31 3 months
10/17/2013

 2  birth control Dry vagina, servere loss of vaginal sensitivity & difficulty orgasming F 32 5 months
1 a day
10/14/2013

 5  Birth control and acne None, very pleased no weight gain no acne which was previously severe, I am very happy, not sad or depressed or anything. Only thing I could complain about is that it did not lesson period pains etc F 17 2 years
30mg
8/28/2013

 1  Irregular periods Severe anxiety, panic attacks, scared of social interaction, lack of motivation, no sex drive I can't believe it took me ten years to figure this out. I went off Yasmin for a few weeks and felt like a totally different person - so outgoing, happy, and motivated. Went back on Yasmin and within a week the extreme anxiety and panic attacks are back. I wish my doctor wasn't such an idiot and had figured this out years ago. I'm furious! I've lost so many years. F 34 10 years
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8/8/2013
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 1  prevention chronical bladder infections, lactose intolerance, incompatibility to contacts, intrusive thoughts, agressiveness, no self-confidence, feeling like the whole world is against me and everybody is bad, crying a lot, always unhappy and always searching for the reason, not able to be alone I went to hell on that pill, and didnt count two and two together for about 7 years! Im still suffering from the side effects eventhough i stop taking it since 4 months now! I would never go back to any birth control! F 25 7 years
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6/23/2013
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 1  Pcos I generally thought I was going crazy, till the doctor said it was anxiety. I constantly thought every ache and pain was some terrible illness, I would cry a lot have pain attacks it effected my work and my home life. I've got a very sore mouth and swollen and painful glands. Been off it 2 days now so hopefully I will be back to myself soon. F 28 2 months
30
5/27/2013

 3  Birth Control Night Sweats, Weight Gain?, Tired all of the time. No periods. Depression. Feeling useless. Moody. Can't lose weight, No interested in doing anything. Been single for 5 years as I have no self esteem. Been on this pill for 10 years! I thought my weight gain was due to me just being a fatty!!!! Always suffered from Depression but now starting to realise why!!! All of the symtoms I have mentioned I just thought it was ME! Going to stop taking this immediately to see if i can lose the weight (30lbs). F 32 10 years
30MG 1X D
5/18/2013
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 4  Birth Control Hungrier than usual I was originally given the generic for Yasmin - ZARAH - and hated it! My skin broke out, I felt queasy during the night and would eat more during the day to get rid of the queasy feeling, and my breasts were sore. After 2 months, I asked to be given the non-generic prescription for Yasmin and already I have noticed improvements - my skin is clear, no breast tenderness, and no queasy feeling. I do feel a bit hungrier than I did off the pill but it's a small price to pay for not getting pregnant! I would definitely request Yasmin over the generic as clearly the pills are quite different despite having the same 'active' ingredients. F 36 2 weeks
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3/31/2013

 2  birth control mood swings, dizziness, frequent urination, panic attacks, HAIR LOSS, sleeping problems :( When I first started taking Yasmin, it was fantastic! I had previously been on Levlen ED for 6 months or so, and had put on a fair amount of weight and fluid. I lost the weight within 6 months, and didn't have any issues with it. It was only a few years ago, I noticed my sleeping issues and panic attacks. Not once, did I think it was the pill. So I kept taking it, and recently I decided I wanted to try and concieve. I went off the pill, and I've been having all kinds of horrible side effects. Hair loss is a big one, my poor hair is shedding like crazy. It is oily and my skin is oily, too. I've only been off yasmin for 3 months and I've been having dizzy spells. I'd recommend against taking Yasmin! F 25 10 years
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3/30/2013
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 1   I took these pills for 10 days the first 5 where OK. Them boom my right arm starts going num every night so I'm thinking maybe I'm laying on it. So I had my boyfriend watch me sleep so I could see if it was me.well it went num as I played on my back the next night. Then I went to work now the left and right just went num I'm on day 7 now. So day 8 I woke up to sharp pains in my Rt arm again now I'm getting worried nothing in my life has changed but those pills. So day 9 I'm in bed at 2 am my Rt and left go num and my chest hurts and sharp pains running thru my Rt hand so I stopped the pills and went to urgent care I told them my issues and my period came on its early 2 in a half week... anyway the doc said it nothing they can do my give me motrin and I go home. I no its these pills ill be going to the e.r. if this keeps happening I've been off the pills for 5 day's tommorrow and I still feel like shit ugh F 28 10 days
12/18/2012
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 3  Heavy periods, fibroids, cramps Started taking this pill at the suggestion of a friend who was taking it with no complaints. Was previously on Loestrin 24Fe which I liked, but became too expensive with my insurance. First year was ok. Face was clear, lighter periods, no weight gain...THEN about a year ago I developed chronic UTI's practically every month directly after my period. In few months I didn't get an infection I experienced extreme urethral irritation. I have been on The antibiotic Macrobid almost every month in this last year. I'm tired, frustrated, irritated, and pretty fed up. I truly believe its the Yasmin causing my problem. I'm a very hygienic person, and have been celibate for the last 4 years, so it's not a sex or cleanliness issue. I'm fully aware how to properly wipe myself after using the bathroom, have bought new underwear, have done the whole cranberry juice/pill regime, and even gone as far as taking the supplement D-mannose which keeps E. coli bacteria from stocking to the urethra. I've been to the urologist, has cystoscopies, sonograms, voiding cystograms, and ultrasounds... Bottom line, the doctors are finding nothing physiologically or anatomically wrong with me. The only common denominator in this equation is the introduction of Yasmin in my life. I'm getting off this pill at the end of the month, and trying something else. Enough suffering! F 33 2 days
12/15/2012

 4  PCOS symptoms, Acne, Birth Control Possible Weight Gain, UTI I took Yasmin for 2 years purely for my pcos symptoms and acne (this was before I was having regular sex. I didnt notice any major side effects apart from weight gain and increase in breast size. It really cleared up my skin and I had regular periods for the first time ever! I was pleased with taking it! I then went on to Leostrin which I wasnt happy with as often had break through bleeding and my acne came back. I did lose weight but I think this was more due to life style changes rather than the pill. I am now back on Yasmin but have had a few issues, I have had several UTI and yeast infections, but these have conincided with starting to have regular sex - which might be the reason also. Overall I have to say I am going to stick with Yasmin for more than a year (as most pills dont start working fully until you have been working for a year! So if like some of you, you have only been on it for a month, you haven't been on it for long enough). The problem is I'm not sure what else I would go on that would meet all my needs. Every pill/medication has side effects you just have to weight the benefits and costs. F 21 2 years
1X D
12/13/2012

 1  Contraception UTI, constant nausea, irregular bleeding and severe mood swings. I tried this because my sister's been taking it for years - Although I only lasted 2 weeks on it I had to come off. I was feeling constantly nauseous, had REALLY severe mood swings, didn't feel myself at all, didn't stop bleeding for the whole two weeks I was on it, and then towards the end of the second week developed what I thought was just a mild case of cystitis but which soon turned into a fully blown bladder infection - it was the most pain I've ever been in - excruciating cramps, shaking, fever, back pain and a scary amount of blood in my urine. The doctors never mentioned there could be a link but after I googled it and found out there have been law cases against Bayer over kidney damage I came straight off it! Obviously I can't be certain it was yasmin that caused the infection, but I didn't want to stay on it and find out!! F 26 2 weeks
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11/2/2012

 3  clear my skin It really helped to clear my skin but I experience mood swings, I don't feel like myself at all , anxiety and celluite!!! And I have never had much cellulite! F 18 4 months
1xD
10/29/2012

 5  Acne Slight migraine so now have come off. Worried my acne will return as Yasmin cleared it up completely. F 27 3 years
1xD
10/20/2012

 1  Birth control - PCOS Gallbladder Removal Diagnosed with IST DVT & Bi-Lateral PE's Anxiety - depression Swelling of my effected leg, trouble breathing Unable to take ANY form of BCP or hormones for the rest of my life I was 32 at the time and have been dealing with all this (daily) for 2 years. I was on Yasmin for 1 year - I had to have my Gallbladder out, and was diagnosed with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (my heart beats faster and the Cardiologist doesn't know why). I was able to get pregnant and went on Ocella at my 6 week check up. 2 months after being put on Ocella I developed a Deep Vein Thrombosis (15 inches long) and multiple PE's in my lungs and was hospitalized for 10 days - use a cain and depend on my husband for daily dressing for a month, put on Blood thinners for 6 months and have to wear compression stockings because my leg swells. If you want to take Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, or ANY birth control, - please talk to your doctor about your risks of DVT and PE. I was a non smoker ( though I smoked the first time on it). I cannot be on any Birth Control or Hormones for the rest of my life. This drug has litterally consumed my everyday life for 2 years (AFTER STOPPING IT) and will for the rest of my life. If I could give it -5 I would. F 32 2 months
1X D
10/12/2012

 1  birth control and acne Headaches,chest pain,mood swings,lack of libido,severe anxiety was in hospital twice with this,weight gain and unable to lose weight, despite joining a gym,have felt ill almost non stop for over a year now and have only just realised its the pill making me ill, and having spoken to my doctor she agrees and wont prescribe any birth control at all for 6 months until my system is completely clear of yasmin! Worst years of my life after starting this terrible pill! I just want to be back to being myself again:-( F 31 2 years
1 tab pd
10/12/2012
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 1  Birth Control Extreme dryness during sex; mood changes; irregular periods after coming off it. I started taking this pill a month after getting married. I had got wet during sex very easily up to that point, but once I started taking Yasmin I dried up completely. I came off Yasmin 2 years ago and my periods have still not returned to normal. I am still pretty much completely dry during sex. I would never, ever, ever recommend to anybody to take this drug. Your hormones affect so much - don't mess with them!! F 30 1 years
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9/2/2012

 3  birth control i experienced at the beggining sickness and then changed to taking thevp F 22 1 days
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8/30/2012

 1  Acne I was fine after the first couple of packs then started to get really bad headaches and feel really tired and run down all day long and the headaches also prevented me from getting to sleep too. I stuck it out for around 6 months and couldn't take it any longer and came off. As soon as I stopped the pill I was fine and back to my normal self F 17 8 months
1 a day
8/27/2012

 1  Contraception, Low Iron Anxiety, depression, heart palpitations (admitted to hospital) pins and needles in my arms and legs, restless legs, never sleeping properly, irregular bowel, frequent migraines, deteriation in eyesight and worst of all severe hair loss. After being advised to take Yasmin by my Dr. to try and counter act my low iron count and heavy periods when I was around 19 years old I didnt think it had caused any problems until I recently started to experience frequent abdominal/lower back pains while taking the pill and also bad skin the week after my period. However on reading the comments on this page I have now realised I have been suffering with an awful lot of symptoms relating to taking Yasmin, far too many to be a coincidence. These include anxiety, depression, heart palpitations (admitted to hospital) pins and needles in my arms and legs, restless legs, never sleeping properly, irregular bowel, frequent migraines, deteriation in eyesight and worst of all severe hair loss. I was actually reassured by my dr. that Yasmin would help my hair loss issue, however it looks to be the original cause!!! F 26 7 years
3 mg 1X D
8/21/2012
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 4  Polycytic ovary syndrome, pmdd Nausea during the first week, acid reflux during the 2nd week Yasmin has been great so far. I had some nausea at first but that went away quickly. Within the 2nd month my anxiety and severe moodiness/ depression significantly improved, I lost some weight I gained due to pcos, and my skin has never looked so good. No problems at this point... F 30 2 months
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8/2/2012

 3  Birth Control/Regulate period Severe Migraines including dizziness, fuzzy vision, unable to concentrate or think, funny taste in mouth. I would get it every few months. it was horrible. Also, irregular periods. My doctor had me switch to a different type of pill. Works good if your body doesn't react to it the way mine did. F 22 3 years
30MG 1X D
7/26/2012

 3  birth control For the first 11 months Yasmin gave me no issues at all. Light to nonexistent periods, very clear skin, no weight gain, no depression/mood issues. During placebo week I would always get a headache in my temples, like they knotted up. Then, after being on the pill for a year, I suddenly gained weight in my abdominal area, which is where I've never carried weight. I started bleeding the week before placebo week, three months in a row. I became despondent with various depression symptoms. And, the kicker was the migraines. My temples would knot with searing pain for 2-4 days with no relief. My OB/GYN wrote a script for Micronor (the mini-pill, which contains no estrogen) but after reading those patient responses on here, I think I'll just take a hormone break for a while... F 31 1 months
1X D
7/15/2012
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 5  Severe cramps and to clear skin Increased libido, regulated periods, no cramps while menstruating, clear skin Works like a charm and helps with everything. I personally love Yasmin. F 16 4 months
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7/13/2012
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 2  regulate periods. acne Anxiety, which was out of character, and excessive hair loss. Previously was on Ortho Novum 777 for many years and no similar problems. Stopped the Yasmin and problem improved but it took a year for my hair to come back. F 43 6 months
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7/8/2012

 1  contraception and to clear acne I have been on Yasmin 21 for almost 7 years now and after reading everyone elses comments I now realize that I have major symptoms. I first went on this pill when I was 15 because of my acne and it worked great! Over the past 3 or 4 years though, my personality has drastically changed. I am still outgoing, carefree and a positive person but I have severe anxiety, I can't sleep most nights, and a lot of the time feel depressed. I also find that I have low sex drive and my eye sight has gotten so bad that I cannot see anything without my contacts. I didn't know why I haven't been feeling myself lately but now I know that its been a result of being on this birth control for 7 years. I'm not really sure what to do, but I am definitley going to either switch birth control or go completley off of it. F 22 7 years
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7/8/2012
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 1  to regulate periods Depression anxiety stomach pains ibs sleep deprived pmt i keep havin period cramps even though im not on. Shooting pains around my hips and excess gas. Paranoid about it being something bad. Anxiety levels are sky high. F 26 2 months
6/21/2012

 1   Pelvic pains, mood swings and headaches i would not recommend this BC especially because of the bad syptoms: unable to have children, death, constant pains, mood swings and low sex drive. F 19 2 months
6/18/2012

 2  Birth control Migraines that's stop me from driving walking or eating, complete loss of appetite (I was once a gym junkie who ate at least 8 times a day) the longest my boyfriend noticed I went for with out eating was 3days. Hair Loss to the point where my hairdresser started crying because I once had extremely thick and shiny hair, extremely tender abdomen and pain in my lower back. Veriscose veins and blood clots in my legs a new one turns up almost every month .sore joints and muscles, since starting Yasmin I have not sleptthrough the night, I wake up at least 5 times a night for no particular Ar reason and wake up exhausted. Extreme diarrhea aswell. Went to see my gp and she did some blood tests, resulted in a referral to a endocrinologist. She did more blood tests and stated that Yasmin wasn't the problem, I now have a referral for a neurologist and an MRI -.- also in the last year noticed my eye sight failing when I have always had perfect vision. Hopefully this turns up an answer F 19 2 years
0 1X D
6/14/2012
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 1  birth control i was on yasmin 3yrs ago for 2yrs and had the side effects I'm havin now, extreme mood swings.tiredness hair loss, weight gain. my GP put it down to my under active thyroid. After being on BC for many years i decided to have a break. As soon as i stopped takin yasmin my extreme mood swings stopped, my aggressiveness towards my partner stopped too. I often felt depressed and my sex had totally gone. I put this down to my thyroid levelling out. How wrong was i. After a years break i started back on yasmin due to heavy periods and now my moods and depression have returned. My partner is at the receiving end of this and has just told me he feels something needs to be done. It wasn't until he said I'd changed since goin back on this pill that i realised its the truth. Then readin the reviews on here i realise it is Definately this pill. Last year i felt great not takin it so as from now i am takin no more. F 30 6 months
6/9/2012
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 1  Birth control Positives: bigger boobs and clear skin, however the negatives far outway these positives Negatives: hectic mood swings, irritability, nausea, dizziness, little to no sex drive, extremely moody and depressed F 28 2 weeks
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5/19/2012

 1  Birth control Headaches anxiety fatigue mental issues ! At the beginning I felt perfectly fine , then suddenly a year and a half after I started I had those symptoms F 25 2 years
5/6/2012

 4  Not to get pregnant and pain relief The pill has been a great help with period pain and cramps. I also lost a stone in the first 12 months of being on the pill and my weight is now constant! But my appetite is mixed up very hungry at times and then can eat nothing all day! F 35 6 days
4/13/2012

 5  Endometreosis Clear skin, no break through bleeding as long as I take the placebos once every 3 months. This drug helped me a lot. After my surgery and Lupron treatment I was put on Seasonique for a year. That medication failed me miserably. I was switched to generic Yasmin (Ocella and then to Zarah) and it has worked wonderfully for me for 3 years. It has prevented another Endo surgery and Lupron treatment. F 29 3 years
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4/10/2012
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 1  Birth Control Hell. I had to have my gallbladder taken out because of this pill. I was also having constant stomach pain and severe depression. I gained 40 pounds on this pill. Horrible. F 27
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4/4/2012

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