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    I took Yaz for about 5 years. While I was on it, everything seemed great. Fantastic skin and no noticeable side effects, I loved this pill! It was when I stopped taking it that I noticed a heap of health problems I hadn't experienced before. I don't know for sure whether it was the Yaz....but research online seems to indicate it might have been. And I hadn't suffered any of these symptoms before taking this pill.

    My hormones were destroyed. I've been off Yaz for 9 months, had countless rounds of acupuncture and TCM, and I'm still having problems. My skin is much worse than it ever was before I went on to Yaz. I now have Hashimoto's, adrenal problems and some pretty bad problems with my liver that they are still trying to figure out. As soon as I went off Yaz my heartbeat became irregular and I started suffering heart palpitations - and still do.

    It was only after a fair bit of research later that I found out people with pre-existing (even minor) thyroid, heart, liver, blood pressure, kidney and adrenal issues should definitely not take Yaz. I don't know if I had the beginnings of any of these issues before I started taking it (because of course no doctor ordered any tests before prescribing it to me), but I definitely do now.

    I see an amazing naturopath who is trying to repair the damage that has been done to my body (whether it was Yaz or not) and she thinks there's a very good chance my long term use of Yaz triggered my Hashimoto's. All BCP's have dangers and side-effects, but Yaz seems to have more reports than most. I always swore I would go back on it as soon as we'd had a baby, but knowing what I know now, I definitely won't.

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    Hi,

    I've been on Yasmin, Yaz and I just stopped taking Yaz Click which is essentially Yaz with a reminder device.
    If you're going to be on Yaz anyway I highly recommend the Click because you buy the pills in one month lots and there aren't any inactive pills, the device just tells you when you can have a 4 day break.

    I actually have had quite a large blood clot (nothing to do with Yaz) and am not suffering any symptoms of a blood clot since taking Yaz. I also normally suffer from severe migrains but they haven't gotten worse or more frequent.

    I was actually on Yaz to help my ovary function (I got one cut out) and to lower the chances of my cancer (ovarian) coming back.

    The only difference between Yasmin and Yaz is that Yaz has 24 active and 4 inactive pills where as Yasmin has 21 active and 7 inactive pills.

    I really liked being on all of these pills as opposed to Levlen ED which caused about 10kg of weight gain. (It sort of fell off when I stopped taking it)

    Good luck!

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    I've been on Yaz for 10mths now. I was having severe bleeding issues tried everything & this is the only thing that's helped.

    I have always suffered migraines how I am suffering them more frequently, for longer (days on end now) & more painful however I feel it is worth it. I could barely function due to low iron from so much bleeding.

    Hysterectomy is coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimemum34 View Post
    I was on this pill for about 3 months when my Dr was trying to find one that agreed with me. I was taken off it immediately when I was referred to a specialist.
    My specialist said that all contraceptive pills have risks especially if you are: over 35, overweight or smoke. I was 2 out of 3 of those (overweight and smoking at the time) and not far off the other one. He said with those risk factors I really shouldn't be taking any contraceptive pill and especially not this one.

    So... if you are overweight or smoke, or any of those and over 35, seek some specialist advice about this pill. Scary stuff.
    Lucky you had an on the ball Gp @Firstimemum34 and yeah, those risk factors are with all contraceptive pills as you said, and apparently with Yaz, it's doubly risky if you have those risk factors, but thankfully the only risk factor I have out of those is the 'age' one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillDweller View Post
    I took Yaz for about 5 years. While I was on it, everything seemed great. Fantastic skin and no noticeable side effects, I loved this pill! It was when I stopped taking it that I noticed a heap of health problems I hadn't experienced before. I don't know for sure whether it was the Yaz....but research online seems to indicate it might have been. And I hadn't suffered any of these symptoms before taking this pill.

    My hormones were destroyed. I've been off Yaz for 9 months, had countless rounds of acupuncture and TCM, and I'm still having problems. My skin is much worse than it ever was before I went on to Yaz. I now have Hashimoto's, adrenal problems and some pretty bad problems with my liver that they are still trying to figure out. As soon as I went off Yaz my heartbeat became irregular and I started suffering heart palpitations - and still do.

    It was only after a fair bit of research later that I found out people with pre-existing (even minor) thyroid, heart, liver, blood pressure, kidney and adrenal issues should definitely not take Yaz. I don't know if I had the beginnings of any of these issues before I started taking it (because of course no doctor ordered any tests before prescribing it to me), but I definitely do now.

    I see an amazing naturopath who is trying to repair the damage that has been done to my body (whether it was Yaz or not) and she thinks there's a very good chance my long term use of Yaz triggered my Hashimoto's. All BCP's have dangers and side-effects, but Yaz seems to have more reports than most. I always swore I would go back on it as soon as we'd had a baby, but knowing what I know now, I definitely won't.
    Gosh, you poor love! This has made me definitely not want to take it now, because I do have a heart condition and now and it's not minor, and I am a bit annoyed that the GP didn't take this into consideration when prescribing Yaz to me. I think I am going to take @Tinkbug and your lead and see a Naturopath and see what they can do for me.
    Thanks for your input. x

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    Thanks again everyone who has replied and given their input and experiences, much appreciated!

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    Anytime @[Mod] Uniquey always happy to help hopefully you have some luck with the Naturopath

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Uniquey View Post
    Gosh, you poor love! This has made me definitely not want to take it now, because I do have a heart condition and now and it's not minor, and I am a bit annoyed that the GP didn't take this into consideration when prescribing Yaz to me. I think I am going to take @Tinkbug and your lead and see a Naturopath and see what they can do for me.
    Thanks for your input. x
    No problem, glad to be able to help! I am so frustrated that the GP's aren't asking more questions and doing more tests to decide whether something is right for that particular person. It's not nice when you find out the hard way later!

    Good luck with your naturopath, hope you can get it all sorted naturally x

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    Ok Ladies. this is my first post..

    I am most likely pretty silly with what I am about to ask..

    I am 37 and have only been in my relationship for 2 months. and it is one of those whirlwind (heads are spinning) relationships. we both know what we want and one of those things is children.

    My dr has prescribed me Yaz and I have been on it for a month and my boyfriend and I have been having a wonderful time together. It has come to that time of month and I have only had a little spotting of blood (one day) but nothing else.

    I am a tad worried that this isn't normal and that I may be pregnant (even though it is what we both want).... Just not so soon into our relationship.

    i guess I am interested in knowing what is the shortest time someone's period has been while taking yaz?
    thanks in advance.

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    What is your period like normally? I had a normal period while on Yaz, no spotting whatsoever.
    I would take a pregnancy test and go from there.
    Fingers crossed all works out the way you and your partner are hoping!


 

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