So I went to visit the Doctor again today, having requested to go on Yasmin. She'd wanted to clear it with a couple of other Doctors first, as I'm on the NHS and they're still slightly leery about prescribing Yasmin long term. I expressed that I didn't want to go on Yasmin if it was only a short-term thing, as it wouldn't be a solution and I'd just see my acne come back after. I left the appointment feeling very confused, as I was told I could not go on Yasmin long term HOWEVER, they'd decided that they were cool with putting me on Dianette and allowing me to take that long term on the basis that my body coped okay with it.
Am I missing something? Yasmin and Dianette both have a bad reputation when it comes to blood clot scares and stuff, but I thought Dianette was the big one that you REALLY can't stay on for more than 6 months while Yasmin was the one you had to fight for a bit but could still be prescribed long term. I brought this up to my Doctor and she just shrugged and said 'there are a lot of politics and changing opinions at the moment about BCPs.'
I'm kind of worried that my Doctor(s) have somehow managed to mix up Dianette and Yasmin, because I really can't imagine that I'll be permitted to stay on the medication once I move back to my home town from university. All I've heard is that Diane/Dianette/etc are the big boss birth control pills that you only take short term. I currently have the generic, unbranded form sitting in my bag. I don't feel too confident about taking it.
Has anyone heard anything about this switch up? I'm living in the UK, and my GPs are NHS.