Yasmin BC Pill

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MissKit:  Calm down. Deeeeep breathing 🙂 I literally just asked my doctor about this 20 minutes ago. I do not take Yaz or Yasmin (I am on a “mini pill” to avoid extra hormones) and he told me that the studies were flawed, it is still pregnant women and women who have just given birth that are more at risk of blood clots, and he feels that the pills are just getting a bad reputation right now (there are other stories from the past about different pills).

That is just what my doctor said, so I would talk to your own doctor. BUT if you haven’t experienced any problems and are getting checked regularly, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Honestly, I’ve been on the same pill for over a decade and I have never had any negative impacts from it (at least that I’m aware of). Do not panic and make rash decisions based on some recent media coverage 🙂

Post # 6
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MissKit:  …because it happened now. So they are reporting on it. But there are three sides to every story and you need to consult your doctor if you are concerned, not just believe the media. All kinds of craziness is reported but that doesn’t make it true.

Post # 8
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MissKit:  Perhaps the study just happened now then. I have no idea. I don’t take that pill, so I don’t care much. I asked my doc to see if he thought it was relevant to the pill I do take. I think a medical professional would be best suited to address concerns and switch your pill if need be (or if that’s what makes you feel comfortable).

My “mini pill” didn’t make me fat or get acne and it has very low hormone dosage. Maybe consider that 🙂

Post # 11
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3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was on Yasmin for 9 years, and studies like this regarding the pill cropped up every few years. And every few years I asked my doctor about it. All doctors (I’ve switched a few times) responded that the risks weren’t any greater for me (mid-20s, healthy, regularly working out) than any other pill.

I chose to remain on the pill until I went off BC all together last month. I never had any issues. 

If you are concerned, you can switch. You still have time to regulate your body and your skin if you do have a reaction to a new pill.  

Post # 12
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953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MissKit:  I used to be on Yaz awas am one of the individuals that ended up hurt by that BC. i ended up being part of a class action lawsuit that just reached a settlement. 

Anywho, mostly all types of contraceptives come with some form of risk. Just be aware and watch out for any warning signs. I was only on it for less than 3 months before I developed a complication.

Now, I have an IUD (mirena) that has a slew of serious side effects and is also part of lawsuits. However, I’ve had it for over 4 years and have not had any issues. 

Post # 13
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was on it for 5 years, I’m still kicking and it was the best pill I ever took. Tried to go back on it last year, but my insurance insisted on giving me the generic(s), which didn’t work.

Post # 14
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Pills containing drospirenone wouldn’t be my first choice, personally.  When you’re already one it though, I would stick with it until after the wedding.  I don’t think it’s the time to make any major switch that can affect how you look and feel.

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