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★★★★★ Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
11th Jun '13

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Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
11th Jun '13

I HATED yaz! I was on it for a few months and I gained weight. My doc was raving about it, saying it was the best pill out there and it didnt cause weight gain. I gained 20-30 lbs that I couldn't get rid of, no matter how much I dieted and worked out. It made me feel sick a lot too and i had awful mood swings. It was great when it came to my periods though, they were super light and almost painless. Still, I stopped taking them after a while and went back to Logynon instead. An older pill I had taken for years. Periods were painful again but I lost all the weight easily and no mood swings. I'm still on it now, I went back on it after I had my daughter.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
11th Jun '13

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Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
11th Jun '13

I guess you could always try it for a month or so, it might suit you better than it did me. I forgot to add that in the above comment lol.

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11th Jun '13

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susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
11th Jun '13

I took it for a couple of months and had no issues with it. It made my period pretty much non-existent, but I didn't gain any weight with it. I just stopped taking it because I couldn't afford it.

Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
11th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:</b>" Yeah I guess I could, I hate birth control so much but this pain is becoming unbearable."</blockquote>




I will say again that it was great for my periods, almost no pain and really light. If it hadnt been for the sickness and weight gain I probably would have stayed on it, dealt with the mood swings in some way lol. It is one of the more expensive brands here too, my logynon pills are less than half the price of the yaz!

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
11th Jun '13

I used Yasmin which is similar to yaz and I gained sooooooo much weight on it!

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
11th Jun '13

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The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
11th Jun '13

The risks are the same, but are 3x higher than other birth controls.



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/06/11/birth-control-pills-yaz-yasmin.html

Vanilla MILFshake. 1 child; Georgia 5416 posts
11th Jun '13

I was on it for over a year before I had DD. It made me a raging b***h and I did gain some weight. Also, I was taking it correctly, everyday at the same time and had not been on anything else that would have reacted with it, but I ended up pregnant. One of my first posts on here was about it and according to quite a few other ladies on here, lots of people have gotten pregnant on it even when taking it correctly like I was. (I know no BC is 100%, but still...). Not to mention, I have seen commercials on TV alot lately about people having lawsuits against Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. The only good thing I have to say about it is that my periods were short and I didn't cramp at all, but even before I was on it, my periods we're pretty much a breeze. I wouldn't recommend it though.

Jennifer SG Montreal, Quebec 3907 posts
11th Jun '13

I would seriously speak with your doctor again. An article came out today on the dangers of Yaz. Maybe see if there is an alternative until they do some more research on it.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
11th Jun '13

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The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:" I'm not in a huge rush to be put on birth control as the reason for going on it wouldn't be to protect me against a pregnancy, just to stop the pain with ovulation."


Oh I share that pain :(

Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
12th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Life is a Highway ♫:</b>" I'm not in a huge rush to be put on birth control as the reason for going on it wouldn't be to protect me against a pregnancy, just to stop the pain with ovulation."</blockquote>



Yeah I hear you there! :( I have endometriosis though its not as bad as it once was. Seriously heavy and painful periods and I used to faint years back with those ovulation pains too. It took a year to conceive my daughter though it was more of a not trying/not preventing thing and some months I was in tears with the pain. I went straight back on the pill after i had her so haven't had to deal with it for a while thank god!