Anyone tried Yaz
Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:05 PM
Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:43 AM
Posted 05 September 2006 - 08:07 PM
Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:35 PM
Yasmin: 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol 3mg drospirenone
Yaz: 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol 3mg drospirenone
She said that lower estrogen is good to reduce these side effects that come with the pill:
higher instance of breast cancer if you are already susceptible
She said she rather have me on Yaz since my aunt had breast cancer and I had depression as a teenager. Overall, I seem to be more sensitive to estrogen so a lower dose pill is better for me.
A price difference doesn't really matter to me since I have insurance and my co-pay is the same for any drug I'm prescribed.
Posted 06 October 2006 - 12:12 AM
I like Yaz a lot actually. My breasts aren't tender and swollen, and I don't have cyclical breakouts like I did on a triphasic higher dose pill......My periods are non-existant. I spot a little on the first day of my new pack....that's it.......
I noticed something neat about this pill.......I suffer from vulvodinya, which is a really painful condition. I have the vulvar vestibulitis variety which maks sex excruciating, and sometimes it would get so bad that wearing underwear was out of the question........I have a lifetimes supply of topical lidocane for that purpose......
The first week I was on it the pain went away completely. I can have sex like a normal person now......I thought the Accutane would caue a huge flair up.......but I have no pain whatsoever, way less that a few months ago.........
Posted 07 October 2006 - 01:00 PM
The only thing I am having a problem with currently is that instead of having cystic bumps and large whiteheads, now I have an acne rash. I don't breakout on my chin or cheeks anymore which is where I have the most scarring from previous acne. Now what I get is the common hormonal acne many girls complain about (along the mouth area, jaw area and now forehead where I never broke out before). But doggone it!!! I'll take this form of acne than cystic painful pustules any damn day!!....
Thank you Yasmin!
Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:43 PM
I've skipped my placebo pills through i think 3 packs now. I got some breast tenderness which has decreased, no extra side effects other than that really. My gyn claims that i have to have the period every 4 months or i'll get osteoporosis - but i'm not sure i buy that since i can't find any info to back up that statement. Considering that i had to inform her what the difference between Yasmin and Yaz are, i'm not sure i really beleive her. But i'm going to go with that schedule for now.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:57 PM
Posted 08 October 2006 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:45 PM
Yes, they do, via their unique progesterone component - DRSP (drospirone), which is chemically related to spironolactone.
Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:48 PM
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:40 AM
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P.S. The side effects i have experienced with yaz were sometimes a loss of sex drive and "wetness" and some very moody periods (i honestly feel like I'm going insane sometime, but its bearable). Sometimes the effects made me want to stop with the pill, but most of the time i don't mind. The longer I've been on it, the less I have felt the side effects. If you get a moody period I recommend taking primrose oil capsules before and during your period, from what i have experienced, they work very well. Yaz also made my chest grow about a cup size and i did not gain any weight.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:31 AM
I'm on yaz
I drink about 100 oz of water a day(try to)
I use natures gate three step acne kit and pimple spot treatment(can find at most whole foods or online)
I eat fairly healthy
I try not to stress when I get a new pimple(the more you stress about it the more you will break out)
Look in the mirror every time you get a new pimple and tell yourself its ok its less then last month and it will keep you pushing forward on yaz. Remember with most meds your skin will get worse before it gets better. My dermatologist once told me "your body is like a clogged drain and once you start any med your body has to get rid of the gunk thats backed up once your pipes are clear thats when you will see a difference."
Remember keep your hands off your face. I know when I get stressed I love nothing more then picking at that one zit but now instead I bought myself a stress ball.
I love you all and hope so much that this advice helped. I know how many years I cried feeling insecure and not being able to really love me because of the monster I thought I saw in the mirror. Then I relized I really was the only person who saw this monster. Good luck.
Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:50 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:19 PM
Also, my period is very light and my cramps are much better!
no side effects, but your period my bet a bit off for the first two months as your body adjusts to the different cyle since yaz only has four sugar pills.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:12 PM
Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:48 PM