Post # 32
I was on Yaz for years and switched to Yasmine about a year ago. I haven’t had big problems with mood swings or depression on either of them, and I’ve been on various pills for so long I have no idea if it’s zapped my sex drive (isn’t that sad?). I liked Yaz, but after a couple of years I had a lot of break through bleeding, and when I mentioned that to my doc, she suggested I step up the dose.
When I go back, I think I’m going to switch again–my PMS has been way worse on Yasmine. I would have gone back to switch earlier, but my doc was on maternity leave for so long that I couldn’t see her until right before our wedding, and decided to wait for my annual check up.
Post # 33
My doc put me on it the minute she found out about it. I trusted her. What I noticed was the weight gain and irritability. I went off it 4 mo. later. I now see all those commercials when they spend more time giving disclaimers SCARY.
Post # 34
Hey! I’m so glad this board is still going strong! Sorry for my hiatus. I switched to Yaz and I’m on the last active day of my first pack today, actually. So far, so good. I noticed a slight increase in my sex drive and some breast soreness, but other than that I pretty much feel just normal. So that’s a good thing! Haven’t gained any weight and my skin is clear but I think it’s too early to tell about the weight. I think what will also complicate things for me is that I just started taking Chantix, which has a TON of side effects! So I don’t think I will really know any others of my Yaz side effects til I’m off the Chantix, mood-wise.
Anyway so good to hear all of your input! Thanks!