(Closed) Yaz or FAM/TCOYF?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My husband and I made the decision in the past few months to chart to avoid because I, like you, had some problems on birth control (which I was on for 10 years).

We both researched our options, and I read TCOYF. We embraced the decision with the understanding that we’d be more likely than ever before to get pregnant, and we’re okay with this. What we say is our goal is to prevent pregnancy, but should I get pregnant, we’ll be happy. In other words, the timing wouldn’t be perfect to have a baby, but it wouldn’t crash our world either.

For us, this was the only way we felt comfortable with me going off the pill. We have to be ready (enough) in case oops happens.

Of course to help your odds of not getting pregnant, you can use condoms around and during your fertile period.

Also, I did try Yaz– my body never adapted to it, and I bled for 30 days straight before telling my doctor I needed to stop taking it. My husband still remembers it as “the month he was certain I was dying.” Funny man.

Post # 4
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Black-Eyed-Susan:  I’ve been on Yaz for like 9 years (the Generic for 2 or 3, since whenever they came out with it – didn’t notice any difference changing over though).

I have had no issues with Yaz.  Short, light periods, no spotting, no weight gain/mood swings, etc. when starting it.  

Everyone’s different, I don’t think you can really know how your body will react to it until you try it.

Post # 5
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve been on the entire Yazmin line (Yazmin first, then Yaz, now BeYaz) for the last 7 years… To be honest, I love my BC. I switched to yaz from yasmin cause it stopped being made.. I began taking BeYaz about 2 years ago just because.. It’s all been the same to me. I have clear skin, no weight gain, light periods, less cramps.. The only bad side effect I have now (started about a year ago) is that I have a low sex drive. But considering that this BC has worked just for me the last 6 years prior, it can deal with one con.. Fiance and I manage to deal with the problem 

Post # 7
9086 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

All I know is that third and fourth generation birth control pills have a higher risk of blood clots. Yaz is a 3rd generation BC.

I was on Ortho and ended up with bruising that was the size of dinner plates all over my body. I dropped it like a hot rock and went back to Lo’Ovral (Or the generic Cryselle, which Lo/Crys are both 2nd generation BCs) and I’ve never looked back.

Post # 8
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you stay on birth control, and don’t mind screwing with your horomones a little more, you might want to talk to your doctor about spirinolactone to help your cystic acne. I have PCOS, so my endocrinologist and dermatologist both suggested taking it to help with my horomone-related breakouts, and it’s been awesome! My skin isn’t perfect, but definitely no more nasty cysts. But you do have to make sure you’re using reliable birth control when you take it, as it can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy. 

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