Post # 17
When I was on Yaz or Yasmin (can’t recall which), it made me crazy. I was unbelievably depressed on it. I was not myself at all.
Now I am on Aviane and it’s much better. I don’t have any negative side effects.
Post # 18
@cherrypie: I can relate to your story so much. At times, I wonder what is wrong with me and why I am so anxious and even considered talking to my doctor about being treated for anxiety. But after thinking about it more I realised that this crazy anxiety feeling that I get at times only started after I started taking Yaz and that the symptoms are not as bad when I’m on the 4 days without taking the pill. Really hoping my body goes back to normal after stopping it!
Post # 19
@Boxerlover24: Ortho Tri Cycline did that to me.
Definitely get a new pill or try a different BC (I loved the Nuvaring)
Post # 20
I was on lutera and my sex drive was like non-existent (sorry FI), along with me being SUPER irritable ALL THE TIME. little stupid things would just set me off and I’d be so upset over nothing. Never again, i don’t trust hormones at all any more.
Fiance and I use condoms and the pullout method now. I can’t even believe how much my mood and disposition have improved. I used to have huge meltdowns (FI was super understanding and awesome, i’m so glad he put up with me!) every 2 weeks, now I can’t even remember the last time I cried! 😀
Post # 21
I was on Yaz for a very short time – I believe just one cycle, actually. It made me feel like an absolute lunatic. I’m not one typically prone to outbursts of rage, angry tears, hatefulness, but those pills turned me into something I can’t even describe. It completely terrified me. I was a total monster. I went off them, had my period, and was back to normal a few days after that. Scary stuff.
Now I’m on Marvelon, which is lovely.
Post # 22
@Boxerlover24: There are 3 types of birth control pills – monophasic, biphasic, and triphasic – depending on whether or not hormone levels are continuous throughout the package (monophasic) or if they vary (bi/triphasic) by week. I noticed a lot of moodiness and crying when I switched from a monophasic pill to a triphasic pill. Yaz is monophasic but perhaps your body prefers a bi/triphasic type.
It’s a good idea to switch brands anyways as the synthetic progresterone in Yaz, drosperinone, has been linked to an increased risk of stroke and death. Bayer has already spent $1.4 billion settling class action lawsuits.
Post # 23
@Boxerlover24: I have tried a lot of different pills due to me having PMDD which makes choosing the right birth control even more crucial. i have been on the patch and tried the nuva ring, both of which i really disliked. the patch did make my boobs huge which was a plus but other than that, it made me bleed for 4 months straight which i’ve never experienced with any other birth control before. not even while on the pill. the nuva ring was just uncomfortable and i didn’t like that it could ‘slip’ out (per my doctor’s words), and that i could take it out for sex and if i don’t, i might be able to feel some pressure in certain positions. the only thing that attracted me to the nuva ring was that there are like very little hormones involved which is an A++ for me.
however, after years of trying to find the right pill that a) didn’t make me feel suicidal, depressed, anxious, crazy out of control, annoyed, irritable, nauseous, sick, lethargic b) gain weight (i’m vain) c) contained a low dosage of hormones due to me being SO sensitive to hormones/my menstrual cycle….Lutera has been my life saver. it has been an amazing birth control and i am so pleased with it. it’s regulated my moods with zero spotting (even in the first few months), no nausea, no increased migraines, no suicidal thoughts, very little depressed thoughts, no weight gain, NO anxiety, no low libido like a lot of birth control methods have created.
what’s even more great is that it’s readily available at most clinics, even planned parenthood. i highly suggest it. if you have any further questions, please feel free to PM me! however, i was birth control free for 3 years which was the best decision i have made for myself. if you can go hormone free/birth control free…i highly suggest it. but if you do need to be on a method, i highly suggest lutera.
Post # 24
I’m on Cryselle — No mood alterations here.
Post # 25
@missebelle: Thank you!!! I will ask my doctor about it! I would LOVE to go off birth control but Fiance is not down with it and I would also be very nervous doing that a year out before the wedding. We are going to TTC ( atleast the plan for now is) that January after our wedding in Sept so The second we get hitched I am ditching the pill and will do condoms for a while. Very excited lol
Thank you for the advice and I am so glad you found something that works~ I see my doc in a month for my yearly so I will ask him about it 🙂
@ju5tdance: Very interesting info- thank you! I didn’t know there was a hormone difference between the types- I will have to do some more research Yes I have been meaning to get of Yaz as it is due to side effects, the moodiness is just extra motivation 🙂
Post # 26
- Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan
I got REALLY moody and nausios from my first brand, then lost some of my sex drive from the next, that otherwisw worked perfectly, so now we use condoms when I ovulate and nothing inbetween.