2. Hi redfence, Although I'm not very familiar with Yasmin birth control, mood swings can certainly be a side effect of any birth control pill. Yasmin comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week. Even knowing I have to start my placebo week makes me cry for hours the night before. 2 years later I had serious and unexplained liver damage. I've seen stories of gallbladder removals, lawsuits, blood clots, 23 deaths in Canada, and it's making me nervous. First year was ok. You can e-mail me at rocky1977_98***@**** to chat more. I know that everyone will react differently to BC , so for those who have tried Yasmin - your thoughts please ? I'm just a little scared and I don't know what to do. This pill is no spring chicken in the birth control world, so fortunately, there’s a good deal of information on its risks and benefits. Cookies help us deliver our Services. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the TwoXChromosomes community. Now that it's well documented that Yasmin has a higher risk of causing blood clots, I really wouldn't recommend it. 3.No pregnancy Disadvantages: 1. Vomiting Feeling nauseous especially if it’s your first time. “When the hospital cardiologist asked me which birth control pill I was taking and I said Yasmin, he unhesitatingly said that was the cause of the pulmonary emboli. The following is a list of the side effects that have been linked with the use of Yasmin: Serious side effects: – see your doctor straight away. Without BC I will easily bleed for around 3 to 6 months at a time. This medication additionally triggers changes in your cervical mucus and uterine cellular lining, making it harder for sperm to get to the womb as well as more challenging for a fed egg to connect to the womb. Women using Yasmin might experience the following side effects: Breast tenderness Weight gain Headaches, or mood changes Nausea or vomiting Changes in your … Yasmin at 50 mg or 100 mg helped approximately 4 out of 5 men get and keep erections hard enough for sex. 6 cigs a day isn't the worst but I think you should either give those up or seek another form of contraception. I'm one of the gallbladder victims. Have not tried it out yet as I'll have to wait for my period. I felt rapid heartbeats, palpitations, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, unable to concentrate, dizziness,forgetfulness and blurred vision. Severe anxiety 2.Depression 3.Low sex drive 4.Lost my sense of humor 5.Nothing makes me happy and alive 6.Morning sickness 7.Dry mouth when I wake up from fear! Cramps and PMS that would make me feel like I had the flu, and just generally miserable mental health after that. I was on alesse for several years. It's another low estrogen pill. Yasmin made me feel very depressed and my moods very erratic. Post away! I have never taken Yaz or Yasmin, but I have taken Lo-Esterin and Lo-Lo-Esterin (which is what I have been taking for the last couple years, I'm 29 and I've been on BC since I was 17 for a multitude of reasons). I then was having break thru bleeding, so my doctor suggested yasmin . Don't risk it. Was previously on Loestrin 24Fe which I liked, but became too expensive with my insurance. Wow, that's so scary! There was a significant reduction in terms of bleeding rate changes and menstrual bleeding duration in both Yasmin and LD group at the following next six months in comparison with before the consumption (p < 0.05). They can become fatal in a moment without you even knowing they're there. It's slightly more likely to cause a clot than other brands of pill. I will happily stay on Ortho-cyclen if it means avoiding these issues. It's another low estrogen pill. It's exhausting. Almost killed my mother. I've almost seen an exact split down the middle of people it has worked for, and people it has not. Would not recommend. Yasmin, not to be confused with Yaz, is a low-dose pill approved for use in the U.S. in 2001. I was on Yaz for a year and had some rough side effects. I really loved being on Yasmin, but I wouldn't go on it if you smoke. My life is very different now. Yasmin (drospirenone, ethinyl) 21 pill, for most patients. She has had breast tenderness, very moody, break through bleeding, low sex drive. The newer pills that contain Drospirenone are the most anti-testosterone, great for acne and PMS- but you may want to avoid if trying to improve libido [Like Yaz or Yasmin]. Now that I have a clearer understanding I'm going to speak to another healthcare provider instead :). Every time I was turned on, I gushed blood. She said that Yaz had a different combo of meds, and that worked for a while, but after a few years, I gained about 40 lbs and had issues with my depression again. Hi I was on the yasmin pill, stopped taking it on 1st July and didn't have a proper period till September. I don't blame you for being skeptical of Yasmin, it was pulled from the market for a while (I don't have anything to cite but my memory and those drug commercials from law firms helping people who have had bad reactions), and it has been reformulated and tested. I wonder if I can try a different method of birth control all together? Welcome to TwoXChromosomes, a subreddit for both serious and silly content, and intended for women's perspectives. im on julliett 35ED now and its great! or should I just go ahead and try it? That risk is real, unfortunately. Rounded-diamond-shaped tablets containing citrate equivalent to 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg of . Yaz and Yasmin contain somewhat different amounts of hormones, which could make the amount of side effects differ slightly. I was lucky. Since her behavior changes began at the same time she started taking this it … Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It's so bad, I've missed a lot of school/work because of them. I only discovered the blood clot issue through my own reading thus I wanted to reaffirm my findings. There are other low estrogen options though. I was given prescription for Yasmin BC pills today. Yasmin was the only one out of about 10 different pills I tried that didn't have hideous side effects. I got a clot on it because of a previously undiagnosed blood disorder that most people never even find out they have, and I took Microgynon for years with no problems prior to that. I have been on Yaz, Yazmin, and the over the counter version, Ocella. Like the shot or something. Yasmin side effects All drugs have side effects, but, according to some experts, Yaz is in a class of its own. It's been doing wonders up until recently. I stuck it out. No symptoms, very light periods and no PMS. Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, which occurs in approximately 10% of treated women and may be more frequent during the first cycles of therapy. Unfortunately he did not discuss any alternative contraceptive methods with me. The Pill gospel rests on the delusion that hormonal contraception is a substitute for real human hormones. I have never taken Yaz or Yasmin, but I have taken Lo-Esterin and Lo-Lo-Esterin (which is what I have been taking for the last couple years, I'm 29 and I've been on BC since I was 17 for a multitude of reasons). And I have other health issues that may or may not be related. The threat of having breast cancer detected could be a little enhanced among recent and current customers of combo contraceptive pills. My … I'm worried about the blood clot as I smoke around 6 sticks a day, so it'll be great to hear any feedback for you gals. I got a clot on it because of a previously undiagnosed blood disorder that most people never even find out they have, and I took Microgynon for years with no problems prior to that. I take birth control mainly to control my periods, as well as to prevent pregnancy. Yasmin birth control, is the top-selling contraceptive pill in the US, generating about $1.8 billion in revenue for Bayer AG last year, according to Cardiovascular Week (CW). I've never smoked, but while on Yasmin/Ocella for 3 months suffered massive migraines had a blood clot and had a stroke, was 22 at the time. If you do take it, and get a bit yellow. The franken-steroid drugs in the Pill, patch or implant are not even hormones. I'm very scared. I don't smoke, but I was on Yasmin for over 4 years without a single side effect or issue. Haha I think it'd be a combination of both - eventually quitting (really painful process :/ ) and as advised by nearly everyone - looking at another option ! :/. Had to drop out of school. I'm not sure Yasmin is a good idea if you smoke. It has been proven to alter our hormone levels, which can be both a good and a bad thing for our skin. I know you've probably heard this from friends/family/doctors but, even if the BC works for you in the way you want, I would work on your smoking habit. It's been my understanding that lower estrogen pills help for women who have very bad cramps, heavy periods, etc because of the higher levels of progesterone. I was on Yasmin for 5 years. Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:55 pm. Hi, this is my first post here, and I am sorry if I break any rules in this post. Blood clots don't usually happen but they are far more common than you may think. I've had lo esterin and it didn't help really. Everyone is different. Up to 48hrs since your last pill – take your next pill as soon as you remember and continue the rest of the pack as usual. Take your pill at the same time every day. My liver specialist recommended I never take hormonal birth control again, or any further supplemental hormones. I ended up switching to Ortho Tri-Cyclen (which I'm still taking) and immediately felt like myself again. The only reason I came off it was because I was recommended the Mirena coil due to my endometriosis. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the TheGirlSurvivalGuide community, Continue browsing in r/TheGirlSurvivalGuide. Missing one pill, at any time, does not compromise contraception. This subreddit was created for girls to request tips and share discoveries to aid others in daily life. 2.Proper period. I am not a moody person normally. CONCLUSIONS: According to the results obtained, the oral combination of Yasmin pills has fewer side effects than LD pills. After 2 years battling this, went back on the pill and now major issues with my thyroid. Should I call my doctor and cancel the yasmin prescription? The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Grigg-Spall says she isn't the only one to experience negative side effects of the pill. I haven't heard that many accounts of blood clots, but overall health benefits definitely out-weigh the paranoia of worrying about it. I had been on microgynon before yasmin… I loved it! I took Yasmin for a couple months nearly ten years ago and became borderline suicidal; I felt like I was losing my mind. Did you try any other birth controls before you had Yasmin? It's different for everyone, but if you have the option maybe go for the non hormonal kind. I'm not sure Yasmin is a good idea if you smoke. When Yasmin was evaluated in women, 14 participants accidentally became pregnant while using this birth control pill. Some women experience side effects when stopping the Pill. Did your doctor ask you to consider other methods? I've been like that since I was about 14 years old, and because of my experiences, I have a deep fear of having my period. Not to mention, I can't skip my period like my doctor recommended to me, because my insurance won't let me pick up the medication until after I've finished the first pack and have already had my period. That can get in the way of life. I undrstand these are all side effects of that pill. ✔️ Breakthrough bleeding, spotting and missed periods can be common in … Abdominal pain and gastroenteritis have been reported in postmarketing experience. I think?) It is not a substitute. What kind of symptoms did you see in the first month of using it? If these side effects continue, you may wish to discuss options for other birth control pills with your doctor. Gross, I know, but very inconvenient and weird. A survival guide of "life pro-tips" for the everyday girl. Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea. And when it came to trying for a baby I stopped and exactly three months later got a period and was pregnant a week later. “2 yrs on yasmin pills 1.Beautiful glowing moist skin. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. It's traumatic to say the least. You really shouldn't be using an estrogen based birth control if you smoke, it really increases the risk of blood clots. I didn't know much about the pill, but I had heard about it before. A rare, but serious side effect of the pill is the formation of blood clots. Was it the yasmin? and I have to stay on higher estrogen because lower ones don't help my periods stop. Pill-bleeds are not periods. My situation was this: since I started having periods, they lasted over a week with heavy bleeding, and there was anywhere from 3 to 9 weeks between them. It made my periods much shorter and very regular, no bloating, no weight gain, no vomiting, nothing. Sad thing is both my regular Dr and Gyn said there is NO relationship to my problem. And the people it has not worked for? I would talk to your doctor over the concerns with smoking as well and even look into if your doctor is receiving money from Yaz which could make them biased. I know that sounds ridiculous but if you have reason to believe this will increase your chance of blood clots, it doesn't make sense to me that you'd be prescribed this. I took Yasmin for several years as well. best decision ever. Yasmin was great but my Mirena IUD is even better and I don't have to worry so much that I'll drop dead of an embolism. I was on Yasmin for 4 years and absolutely loved it. I couldn't be on Yazmin for more than 2 weeks because it jacked my potassium levels up so high. My experience with Yasmin was horrible. Good luck! Missing two or more pills or starting a new pack late might affect your contraceptive cover. What are the side effects of the Yasmin Pill? No way to know. Then had another period 24 days after. I got the Skyla IUD after being on the pill about 6 or 7 years. It has definitely NOT. I really don't want to hand your files over to the coroner.". It's slightly more likely to cause a clot than other brands of pill. Hi ! This might mean you need to take 2 pills … So two in September and feel pregnant in October. I can suffer through periods and cramps if it means no serious problems. Then I started having weird periods again, breakthru bleeding, and general crazyness. Arms, legs, hands, feet, jaw... you name it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I have been on Ortho-Cyclen since December 2013. Common side effects of Yasmin include: nausea (especially when you first start taking Yasmin), vomiting, headache, bloating, stomach cramps, changes in weight or appetite, breast tenderness or swelling, nipple discharge, Thank you for taking the time to share this with me :) I'm working on the quitting bit - real painful process but slowly and surely. Ortho-Cyclen has helped, however, when I'm on my period, my bleeding is accompanied with incapacitating cramps. But I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone, given my experience. Also look for: a) Where on the pack to start taking pills, b) In what order to take the pills 4. Bloating Headache Weight changes Freckles Breast swelling or tenderness Stomach cramps Changes in your appetite Increase hair growth Discharge from … Besides preventing pregnancy, birth control pills may make your periods more regular, decrease blood loss and painful periods, and decrease your risk of ovarian cysts. That's when I talked to my GYN about another option. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. If you're concerned about it interacting with the cigarettes though I definitely suggest double-checking with your doctor to make sure it's alright to take them. I am on a high estrogen right now (35mg? Although it was nice to have very clear skin, I'll take the zits thank you. I mean, the smoking is even riskier in the long term but I have cut back with the goal of quitting and I hope you will get there too. These include tender breasts , headaches, more painful periods, PMS. I'm not a smoker, but I've been on Ocella for three years and never had an issue with it other than some slight nausea when I first started them.