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Yasmin to Yaz. Please help!!!

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Help. I'm thinking of taking Yaz instead of Yasmin to see if my dreaded Y infections stop every month. However, Yasmin has been a blessing for my skin. I wonder since it's the same DRSP amount if I will break out. Has anyone done this or advise from anyone who has taken both???

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The progestin is the same, so most likely you will not break out worse. However there is a chance, of course. Sometimes it's the combination of the estrogen and the progestin in a pill that affects you certain ways. The yaz has much less estrogen. It's worth a try! I took Yaz before, and didn't break out at all. But I had all kinds of other nasty side effects. But I determined I just can't tolerate that particular progestin.

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I saw some improvement maybe the 2nd pack after finding a good pill for me...but a real change didn't happen until about 6 months. My derm says it takes 2-8 months to see an effect on your skin from the pill.

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Back in 2005 while a Sophomore in HS I was put on Yazmin, and had a horrible experience. I was also in the worst phase of my life with an eating disorder, severe depression, body & self-image issues, and a desire to be "perfect." Being on Yazmin made me soo emotional, and took my already severe depression to a new level. I was extremely suicidal and did other things to harm myself.. basically a horrible time. I have PCOS, but didn't believe the doctor who diagnosed me that year, since she didn't test me for it, but simply gave me a look and decided that's what I had. Turns out she was right, though I never saw her again and stopped the Yazmin after my first pack. I also gained weight with that, but everything was such a mess. Getting off the Yazmin and spending time out of the country is what gave me some happiness, though I feared weight gain and didn't try other BC methods.

However, now I'm on YAZ, and so far have had zero problems. As for depression and all of those areas--I've worked hard to overcome a lot of things, which I'm sure is making this a better experience. I'm seeing a nurse practicioner who knows what she is doing and is aggressive in treating PCOS. Her estimate for my face to clear up is 4 months. I'm keeping positive about it and am confident I will get cleared up, with everything else I'm doing. Although I don't know when, of course. I don't have much experience so far with the YAZ, but I will keep you posted.

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I did the same thing- switching from yasmin to yaz, and after about 7 months on Yaz, i just switched to Apri. Anyway, when I switched to the yaz, the first few months i broke out really bad- large, painful cysts, which i usually don't get very often. After the first few months my skin calmed down a bit and got a little better. I ended up switching because i had other side effects from both the yasmin and yaz, so now i'm on a pill with different hormones.

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I did the same thing- switching from yasmin to yaz, and after about 7 months on Yaz, i just switched to Apri. Anyway, when I switched to the yaz, the first few months i broke out really bad- large, painful cysts, which i usually don't get very often. After the first few months my skin calmed down a bit and got a little better. I ended up switching because i had other side effects from both the yasmin and yaz, so now i'm on a pill with different hormones.

K so this is a gross question, but what is the difference between a "cyst" and a "zit" ?

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I decided to go back to Yamin because I immediately noticed an increase in oil. I'm back on Yasmin and dealing with the side effects. I really do recommend it to anyone thinking of trying the pill

The difference between a pustule (zit) and cyst is the size, depth, and duration it takes to heal. Cysts are deep, large, red, and take a while to come to a head. They are painful. My derm. qualifys them as the difference between moderate and severe acne. If it's cystic it's severe. I've had one or two ever and they are horrible.

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