i have been on Yaz for three weeks now and started bleeding 2 days after starting it (just 5 days after stopping a 14 day bleed cycle). i haven't noticed the mood swings getting any worse but then again i'm working to curb my temper and actions, so that may be part of it. i am, however, very very tired of the bleeding but because my last start to this start was 28 days (a normal cycle) my doctor isn't worried yet. i very much dislike bleeding this long but it's nothing new with me... will keep you posted if i have any other 'Yaziphax'...
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My ObGyn recommends a non-estrogenn progestin-based? pill for me. Since I can't seem to remember to take them with any regularity, I can't speak for the side effects. I also don't have many side effects with medications.
Edited by: KITTYKITTEMMING at: 8/10/2009 (00:36)
Heather Des Moines, Iowa
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I was on Yaz for a couple years. I was very moody and with PMS was snapping at my family. I told my OB/GYN and she didn't seem to believe me because Yaz is supposed to help those things, not make them worse. She suggested putting me on a anti-depressant along with the Yaz. I thought that was ridiculous and ended up going off the Yaz. I wasn't on it for birth control reasons, just to help with the terrible back pain I get with PMS and the irregular periods. So, I'm not on anything now and amazingly have been regular.
I tried the bcp, and had side effects, nauseous and breast tenderness. My gyn put me on the nuvaring, and I like that so much better! No side effects at all. I still have pain (it feels like ovarian, and on both sides), but that is hardly ever.
I hope this helps, and keep trying. I hope you feel better.
When my Dr. put me on Yaz I thought it was going to be the solution to my heavy, irregular periods, and the dramatic mood swings i was experiencing. I wound up being part of a 10% of women who wind up having an extremely bad reaction to the Yaz. My attitute not only got worse (as in I was experiencing Rage towards my boyfriend and family) but when I took the pill to start my period I wound up not being able to stop it. I wound up on my period for 15 days and almost destroyed my relationship. I finally called my doctor and told her what was going on. She switched me from Yaz to Femcon FE. I was fine for about 4 days then my period started again 3 weeks before the scheduled time.
I just wanted to find out it anyone else has anyone else had these bad reactions to Yaz or Femcon FE?
Aside from these birth controls I am on 500mg Metformin. (That is a whole other ballgame for side effects) I haven't had any uncommon problems with the Metformin so that isn't a concern. But if anyone has a suggestion for another birth control i would love to hear it.
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