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 2  birth control felt sick,always bloated, acne flared up, yeast infections,loss of sex drive, insomnia and depression this pill is great if you want clockwork periods but thats about it. serious loss of sex drive - caused problem between me and my boyfriend. went anything up to 6 months with no sex flared up my acne made my periods heavier. worst time of my life. and i didnt realise it was my pill till i went back to the doctor. absolute crap. he advised i change my pill, i have and now im feeling fab. F 18 2 years
9/27/2005

 2  Birth Control Anxiety, bloating, stomach problems, depression, insomnia Sure it regulated my period and stopped my cramps, but it gave me nightmares and made me extremely anxious. F 27 2 months
9/18/2005

 2  birth control moodiness, increased appetite, weight gain, feels like I am pregnant (which I'm not) F 27 4 months
8/30/2005

 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

 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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 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

 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
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2/23/2014
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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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 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
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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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 1  Birth control Panic attack and anxiety! Now still suffering after stop 1 year ago. poison F 31 3 months
10/17/2013

 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
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5/27/2013

 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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 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

 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
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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
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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

 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
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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
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8/21/2012
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 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

 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

 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

 1  birth control little to no sex drive, social anxiety, depression, mood swings, headaches I was not informed that low sex drive was a potential side effect. I really had no idea these symptoms were due to my birth control. I had to do the research myself, unfortunately after it was already affecting my relationship. I am going off yasmin immediately and just hope it's not too late to reverse the side effects. F 39 2 years
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3/4/2012

 1  irregular menstrual cycle Weight gain was the big one. I'd stop taking it for periods of time and stop gaining weight, and as soon as I started taking it again, the weight gain would start again. It's been a while since I've taken it, so I can't remember anything else about it. I have never been able to lose the weight though no matter what I've tried. hated it F 28 5 years
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2/6/2012
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 1  Birth control I have just recently started taking Yasamin again after giving my body a break for sometime. I have been experiencing really bad nausea in the morning and now for the past week I have had very bad palpitations.. I thought this might be as a result of stress but I am now thinking Yasamin is to blame.. I has most definitely affected my libido, and my friends have reported this aswell so stopped taking it.. My moods are fine but I am very placid most of the time. My skin has always been clear, thankfully however last time I stopped Yasamin I broke out, badly... F 28 4 years
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1/20/2012
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 1  birth control Extremely low libido, so much hair loss. I have always had such thick hair, but after taking yasmin, my hair started to fall out all the time. huge clumps of hair would come out in the shower and every time i brushed my hair. My hair is so thin now, i hate it! that was the main reason i stopped taking yasmin. It also would break me out during the week after my period, and i usually have really clear skin. Would not recommend taking this BC. F 19 11 months
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1/3/2012

 1  Birth control Lots of hair lost,headache,nausea. I never had my hair back thats make me depress F 21 3 weeks
12/9/2011
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 1  only form of birth control Last year I was on Yaz. Which made me feel horrible. I was emotionally unstable and would often take things that were being said in a different context (usually took offense to EVERYTHING). I stopped taking it on the grounds that I was not active sexually and I felt that it was altering my personality. Fast forward to 08/2011. I began taking Yasmin as I began a new relationship. My boyfriend and I both decided that birth control was the option for us, as I'm allergic to latex. Within the firSt two weeks of taking Yasmin I have experienced the EXACT side effects as with Yaz. My doctor assured me that Yasmin was not the cause of my low sex drive (extreeeeeeemmmely low smh) depressive behaviors as well as my anxiety (not to mention my excessive brain farts which has become a hindrance being as though I'm in Grad school). Since being on this God forsaken pill, I have put my boyfriend thru all types of hell. Idk how or why he deals with it. But he promises that we will get thru this rough patch. I do have a warning for some of you young ladies who are considering Yaz, Yasmin or any type of hormonal birth control. Get a full understanding of the drug you will be putting in your body. I know its easy to trust our doctors because it is their job to know about these drugs and side effects. And most of the time they feel as if the pros outweigh the cons but that is a decision that has to be made by the individual as well F 23 3 months
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11/30/2011
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 1  Yasmin ou Jasmine en France= DANGER Dépression !!! fatigue, tension mamaire, prise de la poitrine, j'ai du prendre 2 kg En France les autorités sanitaires ne se préoccupent pas de Jasmine ou on été payé pour garder le silence ? Vous me direz, rien à voir mais si vous tapez dans wikipédia "drospirénone" vous obttenez aucun résultat alors que beaucoup de personnes étant renseigné sur le sujet s'en inquiète ... De plus, les génycologues aussi compétante soit elle ne prévienne aucunement des effets indésirables important de Jasmine, elle font même de Jasmine et de Yaz les meilleures pillules !! Dans une semaine je change de pillule et je ne sais toujours pas quoi prendre car je n'ai pas envie de prendre du poid alors je me rensseigne tant et plus mais TOUTES les pillules sont potentiellement dangereusess seulement certaines plus que d'autres comme Yaz et Yasmin qui j'espère ne serront plus commercialisées le plus taux possible car j'insiste que le laboratoire qui les fabrique c'est à dire Bayer Santé a déjà eut plusieurs poursuites judiciaires sur d'autres médicaments . L'effet "dépression" est très ressenti je peut vous le garantir sachant que tout les témoignages pratiquement que j'ai pu lire parle de cet effet . Une jeune lycéenne française s'inquiétant des moyens de contraception actuelle F 15
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11/29/2011
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 1  Irregular periods Irritable. Ended up having a pulmonary embolism and the only thing they could attribute it to was Yasmin. F 35 1 years
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11/29/2011
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 1  Birth Control Nausea, Migraines, emotional instability, hair loss, irregular bowels, circulation problems, pain and cramps in pelvic area... and then some! Since starting taking Yasmin I've experienced terrible side effects. I thought it was the initial starting of a new contraceptive but this is too excesive. I suffer from Nausea, pins and needles in my hands and feet, bloated stomach and terrible pelvic cramps. Shoulder pains and hair loss, constantly hungry and never feeling full. Frequent migraines and exhaustion and my favorite - the emotional instability. Crying for no reason at all. It's been a nightmare and I'm stopping this pill today. I've stuck it out long enough and still no relief from these symptoms... Yasmin seems to work for some people but obviously not for me! F 26 4 months
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11/28/2011
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 1  Sexually active I rarely had symptoms while on my period. If I did, then it was mild. My bf and I became sexually active. After 3 months of being on Yasmin, I started having severe and quick lower abdiminal pain, and back aches. I started noticing blood clots becoming larger. Those were my only side effects. I'm Off all birth control and although my cramps haven't been that bad, I still have those side effects. I wish I would've never gone on birth control. I miss having pain free periods that didn't have nasty blood clots. F 19 7 months
11/27/2011

 1  To get put on accutane. started taking before I left for vaca about three weeks ago and thought it was just nerves of leaving my boyfriend. My synonyms were headache neasua voimting and very much so tired. Stopped taking it till after my last period happened. Started taking it again five days ago and have been having the same symptoms ever since this time I can't sleep find myself up and can't fall back asleep stomach pain feeling like I am going to get sick no appitate. Stoping this asap. I do not recommend it at all worse symptoms F 18 7 days
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11/4/2011
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 1  periods I took yaz over a month ago. it was aweful i would take it at night and be throwing up the next day. for 3-4 weeks now i have been having tingling in my legs, chest pains, legs feel real week, lower abdomanal pain, feel nausous early in the morning. Once I sit up its not too bad. I have taken medicine for feeling like this it works for a good time and comes right back. I go get an ultra sound friday morning. I am praying so hard that they find something because everyday im feeling this way. I feel full a lot and when I actually know its time to eat I can only have a few bites and Im done. I just really hope Im not like this forever. I defiantly would not reccomend this medicine because it could damage you forever. It even made a lady go blind and i would never take that chance of risking anything like that. This medicine shouldnt even be in the market. Please keep me in your prayers that its nothing serious and I could be back to being 110 percent again. God bless ! F 22 5 days
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10/25/2011

 1  Regulate cycle Nausea if taken in the morning (as opposed to before bed), dangerously severe circulation issues This is a terrible drug, I would NOT recommend it to anyone! I started having mild circulation problems pretty early on. However, I had had frostbite so I did not link the problems to the drug. By the time I stopped taking it, my fingers and toes were turning blue/purple (yes I really mean solid blue) and numb in temps as warm as mid 60 degrees F. My fingers and toes would turn white and numb in temps as warm as 80-90 degrees F, and inconsistently. Sometimes it would happen when I was just sitting or walking round the house, but other times it would happen when I was being severally active. Often if it was an aerobic work out my fingers and toes would go completely numb within a couple seconds and would take forever to come back to normal. If my fingers and toes were exposed to actual cold weather(winter in Indiana) then they would stay numb for hours or all day. By the end of time taking drug I was experiencing days at a time (with out coming back to normal) were my toes were numb. F 19 4.5 years
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9/20/2011
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 1  Birth Control major mood swings, irritable, upset for no reason, anxious, breast soreness, nausea, decreased sex drive. I didn't feel like myself while taking it. would not recommend it F 26 6 months
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9/12/2011

 1  Birth control Dizziness every single day, constantly thirsty and dehydrated so when I drink water before it has chance to make me feel better I need to urinate straightaway! For an 18 year old healthy girl this isn't good, just feel like rubbish constantly. F 18 1.5 months
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8/30/2011

 1  Contraception Unbearable migraine, sick stomach, nausea ibs. Very sore swollen breasts all the time, weight gain and very bad mood swings. I wouldnt recommend yasmin, I couldnt believe how quick my body and personality changed so soon after starting this pill, I felt like a different person, never again!! F 35 2 months
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8/29/2011
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 1  birth control frequent urination. it kept me up for four nights straight because i had the urge to pee all the time. this made me very depressed wouldn't recommend taking it... F 18 10 days
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7/22/2011
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 1  Birth control Vulvodynia 8 years, periods excruciating, breast soreness, weight gain Bayer should be ashamed. This pill permanently changed my body and my relationship. And i'm a lucky one, because I'm still alive. F 28
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7/13/2011
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 1  Control Menstrual Cycle My healthy 20 yr. old daughter was on Ocella for 3 months to control her menstrual cycle. Became very moody, and had headaches. Developed a lump on her chest. Dr. wasn't concerned, told her to keep an eye on it. One day she complained of headache, blurred vision, pain in right shoulder/arm, and was confused and had memory problem. Later that day she had a Gran Mal seizure (first time ever,she is not an epileptic)Rushed to hospital. Continued having seizures. Couldn't be stopped with seizure medications. Remained in hospital for 5 weeks, and passed away 3 days before her 21 birthday. Drs. tested for everything imaginable, found nothing. She was on No other medication, only Ocella. This pill took my daughters life. It took part of my entire families life. This drug should be banned. How many others must suffer or die before it is taken off the shelves. F 20 3 months
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7/7/2011
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 1  Birth Control severe mood swings, loss control of emotions, depression, blurry vision leading to blackout, always thirsty, weight gain and unable to lose weight, breast tenderness or pain PLEASE READ! You aren't crazy! I am currently trying to salvage a relationship over this pill. I have always been a strong willed, confident, outgoing, overall pleasant, loving person. This pill turned me into a monster. I became so emotional. My thoughts were all over the place and just out of control. I wouldn't leave my house other then for work and groceries. I was a wreck all the time. I ate extremely healthy and worked out religiously at the gym and not able to lose weight. I couldn't sleep without aid (otc meds) I would be on the verge of tears most days. I would freak out over nothing. I lost confidence in myself. My world wasn't mine anymore. I was no longer myself but wouldn't believe others that I had changed. I made excuses for things going on in life that shouldn't affect a person in the ways I was reacting. I am currently trying to make my BF realize it wasn't me and I am on the road to recovery. I have currently been off the pill for a little over a month and already I am back. The little things I can brush off and I love me again. No more praying to not wake-up. While taking this pill I experienced many symptoms I wasn't sure of the cause...I was always thirsty caused me to be tested for diabetes (runs in my family), I was always tired but couldn't sleep (still working on this but melatonin helps greatly), I had blurred vision and once to the point I blacked out and wreck my bicycle putting me in the ER with fractured ribs F 31 16 months
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6/29/2011
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 1  Contraception, acne, cramps One year into taking this drug, I started experiencing terrible side effects. It took me almost one more year to realize that Yasmin was the cause. The two most horrible and debilitating effects I experienced were IBS symptoms and anxiety. Out of nowhere, I started having loose, uncomfortable bowel movements/diarrhea at the same time every morning and occasionally at other times of the day. I blamed it on stress, because I am a university student studying pharmacy which can be a very stressful program most of the time. I didn't think it was caused by Yasmin because the symptoms started after I had been on it for so long (1 yr) with no problems previously. I also had near constant anxiety along with anxiety/panic attacks while in public. I developed a phobia of having to sit in amongst a crowd of people for extended periods of time (during class, an exam, movie theater, wedding, etc...) I was paranoid that I would lose control of my body and make a scene, in particular losing cont DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. I am just thankful that I quit it before something worse happened (PE, DVT, death...). I am going off hormonal birth control and don't plan on going on it ever again. F 23 2 years
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6/4/2011
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 1  Contraception Migraines, hair loss, acne, pins and needles, heart palpitations, panic attacks, anxiety, weight gain, blurred vision, depression, numb legs I am so angry that innocent women are prescribed this pill without bein made aware of the side effects. I had no side effects for the first year, then I started getting migraines (never had them before in my life!!!) eyelashes and eyebrows started falling out, hair thinned gradually amongst other things, eventually I connected these symptoms to Yasmin after googling side effects and stopped the pill. Well, I have been off for 4 months and still struggling! Hair is still falling out, acne is awful and I have never suffered with this before, I feel so depressed, by month two I was even suicidal! This pill needs to be taken off the Market, Bayer should be ashamed of themselves! They have ruined so many womens lives. I am definitely taking legal action! The worst pill in the world!!!! Google "Yasmin survivors" and spread the word on this horrible pill!!!!! F 21 2.5 years
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5/18/2011

 1  birth control Headaches, chest pains, nausea, severe mood swings (very few ups, mostly down), anger, loss of libido, keratosis pilaris At first I was fine, but by the end of the 1st mo I was having noticable side effects. They got worse during the 2nd mo, and unbearable 2 wks into the 3rd month (so I quit). Mood swings were so bad that I was a completely different person to everyone else; to myself I was only slightly moody. I would get angry, bitchy, & snappy at the drop of a hat, and not until after the fact when someone pointed it out, would I realize just how bad I had unleashed. End of the second month I had a sudden onset of tingly, progressing to itchy, bumps pop up on my face. Even lightly itching them, they'd burn. They very quickly started spread & within 3wk my baby smooth facial skin was covered. Nearly every pore/follicle was a tiny hard bump. I believe this to be keratosis pilaris, which I had never had any signs of pre-Yasmin. I quit Yasmin. The itchy bumps stopped spreading and took several months to vanish. The chest pains got more frequent & painful as time went on. By the middle of the 2nd mo I had strong chest pains every few days. By the end of the month it was every day. By the time I quit it was several times a day, varying severity. The nausea and headaches were a near constant. When I quit, the side effects went away fairly quick. I was 18, 5'4, 110lb, never smoked, didn't drink. Maybe 6mo after ditching the Yasmin, I started taking a progestin-only pill, and have (very happily) been on it for about 7yr now. F 26 3 months
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4/8/2011
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 1  heavy period,endo,ovarian cysts At 1st I thought it was great & I was thrilled to have it helping me. However, I've had many problems mentioned here & on many websites regarding side effects of Yasmin. I've had problems with muscles, joints that I've spent money & time doing pt for these problems. I've had poor response to exercise, facing set backs all of the time. I'm active, biking, walking & tennis, but I pay a price for my activities. I can hardly walk for 2 days following. MRI for leg nerve pain showed I have gallbladder stones which is also supposed to be contributed to Yasmin. (Have you seen the legal ambulance chaser commercials?) Hind sight is 20/20 .I started having chest pain with pain radiating to my jaw, left arm within a few months of starting Yasmin. EKG, holter monitor said all ok. I have had so many UTI, probably related to the GI problems that I've had for the last 5 years as well. WAKE UP CALL: A couple of months ago I could not stop my menstrual bleeding, seems the generic Zahara F 40 7 years
3mg/0.03mg 1X D
3/28/2011
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 1  birth control emotional,paranoid,anxious,spaced out,palpitations,split personality this has to be the worst pill on the market,i changed from cilest to this after 20 years, big mistake, i have stopped taking it today as i did not want another day like yesterday...i was scared of the way i was acting and feeling...this does not happen to everyone, but its the worst feeling in the world.... F 38 9 days
30mg 1X D
3/21/2011
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 1  ENDOMETRIOSIS, HEAVY NON-STOP CYCLE HIVES, SWOLLEN FEET, FINGERS, ARM, VOMITING, DIARRHEA, HAIR LOSS, HEADACHES, ALLERGIC REACTIONS; SWOLLEN FACE, LIPS, TONGUE AND THROAT, LOSS OF SEX DRIVE, DEPRESSION, AND RASHES. PLEASE TAKE AN ALLERGY TEST FIRST, IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE YASMIN AND READ EVERYTHING ABOUT IT FIRST. I would not recommended even trying this birth control pill. I have menstrual issues, my O.B.G.Y.N. thinks it may be endometriosis, I have not been formally diagnosed. Yasmin controlled my non stop heavy menstrual bleeding, but, I almost went into anaphylactic shock, and I was hospitalized, due to using Yasmin. I had a severe allergic reaction to Yasmin. This was the first time anything like this has ever happened to me. I have an epipen in my purse now. I took this pill to try to get better from a severe menstrual issue and I could have died. BEWARE!!!! AND BE AWARE of anything you take. F 29 6 months
3MG 1X D
3/16/2011
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 1  doctor recommanded nosea ,stomach cramps, leg pain, no sex drive, tiredness, insomnia, depressive, black menstruation F 24 4 years
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2/16/2011

 1  Prevent pregnancy Weight loss of about 10-15 pounds (only pro). Cons: no sex drive, headaches, cramps, heavy bleeding during period, tired all the time and the worst of all anger, I snap at anything and anyone for nothing. This past month I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown because of the emotional rollercoaster that this pill put me on. Cons of this pill greatly outweigh the one pro of weightloss. I'm switching right away! F 29 5 months
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1/19/2011

 1  prevent pregnancy on yasmin 6months -1 year..have anxiety, anger, mood swings, NO sex drive, weight gain, hair loss, helped with acne a bit but still getting it, cry often, bitch and nag often, trouble sleeping, HEADACHES, sinus headaches i started getting yeast infections every THREE weeks and they are not going away!! NOT taking anti biotics and after reading some comments, I'm STOPPING this pill and throwing out the rest!!! F 25 1 years
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12/15/2010

 1  birth control, & to regulate cycle 100% protected and periods regular but...Well, firstly i would like to say I have considered myself a slightly depressed person, or should i say for the past EIGHT years, only recently after me and my boyfriend of 2 years going through an absolutely horrendous time that something made me question my pill as i was so touchy and worried and lacking confidence, so i came off and boy was i a different person, i went on cerazette which made me the most chilled person ever, just as i used to be the only massive downside for me was that i didnt have any sex drive whatso ever and no periods and it was bugging me so i thought what the heck i'll go back on yasmin thinking it wsnt that bad afterall, only to cause me to be the most sensitive angry, fed up, emotional, depressed person ever. i do admit that i havent found a perfect solution yet, just about to try microgynon but i do feel that any aould be better than yasmin! ANYTHING! F 25 8 years
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12/1/2010

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