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 1  To restart my periods I honestly would not recommend this birth control medication to anyone. Like others, I have experienced a 10 lb weight gain, constant irritablity, no sexual drive, intense craving for carbs, bloating, and decreased energy levels. I have been off the medication for three days now and I am starting to get some of my energy back. Unfortunately, two side effects I am experiencing right now are insomnia and hot flashes. Has anyone else had this similar experience? F 26 2 years
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2/21/2011
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 3  to regulate period I do have migraines constantly, but I put and end to these easily when I begin to feel them coming on with two tablets of IBUPROFIN. Some nights i feel a little cloudy but not often. I do get more tired, but in a way i sleep better because i get so tired. It has given me a few depressive/sad night but they ware off quickly by morning. I must say since I have started using yaz my mood has lifted. I feel the need to be more energetic and I have many more happy moments than in the past, I just tend to wake up feeling like 10x happier than usual. One side effect I do not like though is I have increased appetite!=( BUT there is hope i found way to balance out my appetite with eating salmon and tuna and egg, they seem to fill me up fast and i lose that false hungry feeling. Oh one more thing! I started feeling better with yaz when i began taking the pill right before i fell asleep instead of in mornings! F 18 60 days
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2/26/2011

 2  birth control Weight gain (15 lbs), recurrent yeast infections (every couple months), severe moodiness. F 19 2 years
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3/9/2011

 1  Birth control Breast soreness, weight gain, extremely dry skin, acne, moodiness, loss of sex drive, vaginal dryness I asked my GP for a contraceptive pill with less side effects. HA! This is the worst one I've ever been on. The skin on my face is peeling and at the same time I'm getting pimples, and I have a dry, itchy rash on my arms. My breasts are so sore that it hurts to put a bra on and take it off. I have no interest in sex whatsoever even though I normally have a high sex drive. After reading about many women's experiences with blood clotting, I am going off this pill straight away. Poisonous stuff, I can't believe they get away with selling it. F 23 40 days
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4/7/2011
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 5  PMDD, Acne, Dysmenorrhea Nausea at some point during the day, however it is starting to disappear. Also breast enlargement. It's taken away almost all my PMDD symptoms completely. No bloating, no insomnia, very little mood swings, no cramps, little back pain, no break outs. F 18 30 days
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4/11/2011

 1  birth control severe constipation, irregular periods lasting 2 weeks, breakthrough bleeding. I was so constipated that I had a colonoscopy for fear I had a blockage. I ate very healthy foods and exercised regularly. Still no explanation for the constipation. For about the last 6 months I was on Yaz, I was bleeding over 50 percent of each month. I finally went off of BCP about 5 months ago. Now I have regular, light periods, usually lasting 4-5 days. I always thought BCP caused lighter regular periods. That sure wsn't the case for me. F 41 2 years
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4/14/2011

 3  birth control, acne Acne got MUCH worse, I had a panic attack, I felt emotionally unbalanced, lots of mood swings. The good thing - I didn't get pregnant. But honestly, who even thinks about sex when they're covered in acne and want to cry half of the time? After having a panic attack (something I have never experienced) over the most minor issues, I realized I wasn't a mess - that pill was making me a mess. No thanks - I stopped taking it and won't go on it again. F 28 2 months
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5/31/2011

 3  PMS Increased heart rate for first couple of weeks, leveled out mood changes associated with cycle, all over flu-like body aches Discontinued because of worsening daily body aches which resolved after stopping. A year later was diagnosed with lupus (which most likely started prior) and realized that birth control can have this effect with lupus. F 28 6 months
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6/29/2011
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 2  to prevent being pregnant vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive (no libido), UTI, soreness of the breasts, cold sores frequently, no emotion The first week or two my breasts were sore and got larger but the soreness did go away. My acne cleared up totally. I had only maybe 1 or 2 pimples that were tiny a month. My period was shorter and lighter with NO cramps. At first I thought it was working great, but then I would notice every month when it got around to having my period, I would get a cold sore on my lip and i've had one or two every single month when normally I'd get maybe 1 a year. I experienced a UTI but luckily I caught it in the beginning. I lost my sex drive completely to the point where I didn't think about sex or even really kissing my husband!!!! and whenever I would try to have sex with him I was so dry that even lube wouldn't work for more than 5 minutes. I used to have different emotions and be expressive but I turned out that I was just "going with the flow, whatever" type of mood all the time and didn't have any input on anything. I have only been off this pill for 5 days now and I cannot wait until it gets all out of my system. And guess what.. I have cold sores on my lips and it was the end of the pack. Ugh! F 22 8 months
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6/29/2011
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 1  birth control and migraine control While on yaz: anger, irritability, emotional lability. migraine, skewed pap results. Once stopping yaz: Sever anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, emotional distress, loss of apetite, weight loss, ovarian cyst, migraine, estrogen dominance, flat lined cortisol levels, high cholesterol, skewed pap results. The withdrawal effects of Yaz were so severe that I was nearly incapable of taking care of myself. The withdrawal period has lasted for 9 months so far and I am still experiencing anxiety, sadness and irrational fears. For more details and other stories of birth control survivers: http://www.aphroditewomenshealth.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=376099&page=11 or http://www.createforum.com/yasminsideeffec/viewtopic.php?t=1063&start=0&mforum=yasminsideeffec F 29 2.5 years
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7/7/2011
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 4  contraception Possible increased moodiness, growth in breast size, reduced period pain, lighter period. Little spotting. I haven't been taking yaz very long, but the only sizable side effects have been lighter periods and breast growth. I was susceptible to mood swings for a while, but I was also suffering from a virus which could have contributed. I've noticed no change in my sex drive. F 17 3 months
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7/13/2011

 1  Birth Control Weight gain (15-20 lbs), Vaginal dryness, Chronic constipation, Recurrent yeast/BV infections, Low libido Horrible side effects! Was not worth taking. It DOES prevent pregnancy but that's only because you constantly have yeast/BV infections so you don't WANT to have sex. Ladies, beware!! F 30 3 months
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7/17/2011
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 5  moderate acne weight gain-then-loss-then-gain, breast size increase, moodiness, alternating hunger and nausea I went on about 2 1/2 months ago for the second time after about a year off it. The first time I took it, I wasn't a responsible med-taker, and always took it at different times when I even remembered to take it at all. Then it was to treat irregular periods. This time, it's for the moderate acne that's been wreaking havoc on my skin lately. I was put on it in conjunction with doxycycline and retin-a micro, but I began the Yaz about a month before the latter two. It's helped to dramatically clear my skin, but with a couple pleasant and unpleasant side effects. My weight has been fluctuating from week to week, due to an increase and then decrease in appetite. I've been having mood swings, that range from absolute fury to mild irritation to deep sadness to mild contentment, but I rarely ever am very happy any longer. I hope that will improve soon, because it's doing such a bang-up job on my skin, has been useful as a form of birth control, and has increased my breast size. Unfortunately, it now puts me smack dab between bra sizes, which means I either wear a half-size too big, which gaps, or a half-size too small which gives such an unattractive muffin top effect. Still, it's an entertaining improvement, and my boyfriend is not unhappy (save about the mood swings). Overall, worth it. F 20 10 weeks
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7/26/2011

 1  acne, birth control clear skin, light period, extremely bad anxiety, sinus headaches, loss of appetite, breast tenderness. I have no idea why I took this pill for such a long time but I just put up with it. My skin was clear and my periods were light. However, I had sinus headaches so bad that I would miss work and school at least once a week. I kept visiting the doctor for sinus infections and they never mentioned it could be the pill until finally I stopped it and a month later those headaches stopped, I mentioned to the doctor and she was surprised but did not deny the possibility. I also got such bad anxiety I thought I was going absolutely insane, I did not want to go out and I had crying spells (which I never had before that ever) My family did not even know what to do anymore and I had never been in that kind of situation it was actually really scary. The anxiety is the main reason I stopped YAZ in January of 2011 and by March I was back to myself again. F 24 4 years
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7/30/2011
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 2  Ammenoreah Itchy red bumps on arms, itchy scalp, increased anxiety, breast soreness and enlargement. My left breast grew faster and bigger than my right and I developed small lumps. Irritable mood. Side effects came on slowly. First felt fine and thought this may be the one. However strange things started happening to me. My neck started itching like crazy but I was traveling and figured it was an allergic reaction. However my itchy skin continued for months and eventually headed down my arms where I broke out in small red legions. My hair line was very itchy too. It didn't occur to me Yaz was causing this because the itchying was off and on. It started getting worse and worse after a few months and after taking 1 pill both arms broke out in red bumps and my face turned extremely red and was very itchy, almost like taking niacin. That is when I realized something was wrong and Yaz must be causing this. I also noticed I was very irritable all the time and couldn't stand talking to people. I wanted to bite their heads off. I wouldn't mind putting up with Yaz's mood side effects if I didn't have the rash. F 27 2.5 months
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8/31/2011
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 1  Heavy painful periods major hair loss, month long bleeding Yaz destroyed my hair and confidence. I was not on a BC before. While I was on yaz (not after I stopped taking it) my hair started POURING off of my head. I stopped when it didn't slow down. 13 months later, my hair is still falling out (100-300 per day, no lie) and I am looking into getting a wig. The hair loss is diffuse and depressing. I am only 23 and was 22 when this terrible experience began. F 23 1.5 months
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9/8/2011
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 1  Heavy Painful Periods Massive HAIR LOSS, 2 Breast Lumps, Gall Bladder Issues, Psychotic Mood Swings, Cleared up acne, Short light periods, Increased cup size, Decreased libido The first few months I was extremely irritable, violently angry, and depressed. After awhile I got used to it and felt fine, maybe even a little bit too emotionless with no libido. My acne prone skin became flawless and my periods short, light with minimal cramping. After the first year I did develop what the doctors think is endometriosis, intense debilitating abdominal pain along with gas. Not sure if this is related or not since doctors usually prescribe BC to treat endo... After 3 years I developed breast pain and 2 lumps which had to be biopsied and I still have the ugly scars 1.5years later. I started having an intolerance to fatty foods, which indicates a gall bladder issue. I could not eat icecream anymore without getting really ill. I started noticing hair loss. I don't know if it was gradual or all of a sudden, but I do know I loss over half my hair. It's been a year and a half after I've stopped taking yaz and it still has not gotten better. I am so depressed about this. It took a year+ for my hormones to go back to normal. My face is breaking out bad again and I'm having heavier and heavier periods. I also have a slight melasma on/along my upper lip. The doctors don't tell you about the negative effects of these pills even though some are very common and even permanent. I've been on alot of different types, most of which gave me chest pain, and one even stinky feet. STAY AWAY FROM ALL BC PILLS! F 24 3.5 years
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9/22/2011

 1  Birth Control Debilitating Fatigue, Stomach Pain, Nausea, Hives, Shortness of Breath, Muscle Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Dizziness, Allergies, Weight Gain (10lbs) This pill almost destroyed my life. I became incredibly ill while taking this pill and doctors could not figure out why. I was constantly getting sick while on Yaz, although I had been healthy before. I was always tired, had severe stomach problems, anxiety attacks, and depression. I could barely work out and if I did my muscles would hurt. It took me a YEAR to recover from the horrible side-effects of this pill once I came off. I did however, notice vast improvements within 2 DAYS of stopping the pill! DO NOT TAKE! This pill is poison. F 25 2 years
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9/22/2011
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 5  birth control lighter periods, increased breast size, controls PMS symptoms, slight decrease in sex drive. I have been on Yaz for a little over a month and I LOVE it. It's easily the best birth control pill I have taken. I have been other pills over the years and they all have made me extremely irratable with major mood swings. This pill seems to help control my moods. I was actually taking welbutrin before to help with mild depression and mood swings and have since stopped since taking Yaz. I have not gained any weight and my breast seem to have increased in size a bit. The only negative side effect I can report is a slight decrease in my sex drive. I would highly recommend this pill for any women who have struggled with mood swings and weight gain while on other birth control pills. F 31 35 days
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9/26/2011

 1  PMDD Severe depression, suicidal thoughts, increase in PMDD I was prescribed YAZ last year due to the fact that I suffer severe PMDD and no SSRI's seem to have worked for me. When I first started taking it I thought I had found the miracle drug. I had light periods, no cramping, and best of all.. no pmdd or pms symptoms at all. I loved it. After about two to three months things slowly began to change. I noticed I was severly depressed ALL THE TIME. About absolutely nothing. I was like a walking empty shell. I couldn't feel happiness, sadness, joy, fear, excitement, NOTHING. I was a zombie. On top of that I was extremely tired all the time, and all I wanted to do was sleep. When I did sleep I had strange dreams that woke me in cold sweats. Finally, I called my doctor and I told him what I was feeling and he told me to discontinue the YAZ right away, which I did. It took approx. 3 weeks for my body to become back to normal after stopping the YAZ. When it did become back to normal I noticed the PMDD seemed to have disappeared as well. Months went by and I was a normal female with normal PMS symptoms. Then PMDD came creeping back slowly, and hit me like a brick wall. Its by far worse than I ever knew it could be. It intensified greatly, and to this day I am battling major depression and suicidal thoughts every month, and I have yet to find something that can help. YAZ ruined my life, and I dont suggest it to anyone!!!!!!! F 27 4 months
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10/7/2011
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 3  Avoid pregnancy I got on it at age 14. Super young but I was sexually active & didn't want to risk getting pregnant. YAZ was great! No weight gain. No mood changes. No hair loss. No anything!!! I am now 19 & gained a few pounds. I'm 5'8 & 138 pounds. I'd like to be 10 pounds lighter. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. My calorie intake is 700 & I exercise. The YAZ doesn't allow my body to lose weight & worst of all I recently got severe cellulite. I feel that being on a birth control for so long has changed my body. I never had cellulite & now it's all over my butt & thighs. I am getting off in a week to see how things go. I would recommend it but only for a short period of time. Do not exceed a few years like I did. F 19 5 years
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10/14/2011
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 3  hormonal contraception, PMDD, acne PMS worse (in terms of being weepy and easily upset); amenorrhea after 1.5 years use; leg cramps; slightly worsened depression and anxiety; extremely light period (when I get it); breakthrough bleeding occurs for me if I am lazy in dose scheduling (and say take a pill 3-4 hours later than yesterday, repeat for 2 days = breakthrough bleeding). So you need to be very consistent with dosing at the same time (within 2 hours of previous dose) to prevent breakthrough bleeding. It sucks having 2 mini periods/month. Read that it caused migraines, but I had them way before Yaz, and I didn't take it continuously through 2010, and stopping the drug didn't decrease migraines. I like Yaz because I do not get the water retention evident from other pills I've tried (Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo, Alesse, Yasmine). Of all of those pills, Yasmine drove me the most crazy - mood swings, irritability, extreme anxiety, constant panic attacks, depression, crying (all sudden onset and all during the 12 days I took Yasmine). Yaz has been the best, as I hate weight gainer drugs, and it seems to keep water weight off well in me (perhaps the increased potassium levels? dunno). I'm planning on taking it until I try to have kids in several years F 28 3 years
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11/15/2011
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 1  Contraception Anxiety, Depression, OCD I posted back on 9/15/10. I stopped Yaz on 9/18/10. When I got off, I noticed is that my depression peaked and I lost a ton of hair. I switched to Levora the week after and stayed on that until the end of February 2011. My anxiety and depression lessened, but not enough, so I switched to Zovia. I stayed on that from the beginning of March to the first week of April. I was still having panic attacks and was emotionally numb (even though it was a lot less severe than when I was on Yaz), so I stopped taking the pill altogether on 4/7/11. I'm almost 8 months off hormonal birth contrrol and I have to say that getting off was the greatest decision that I've ever made. The first few months were tough as my body went into withdrawal and my hormones were out of whack - I lost a lot of hair, I had breakouts, and I still had some depression and panic issues. As time went on though, things got better. My depression is now completely gone and I had my last panic attack in August - took my last Xanex then and haven't needed it since. I also see a naturopathic doctor who figured out that the pill had depleted some vitamins and that I had a hormonal imbalance as well. I'm on an all natural regiment to rebalance my system. I still suffer from mild anxiety, but I'm hoping that with time, I can ease out of it as it's gotten significantly better. If you have problems on Yaz, contact your doctor and stop taking it - don't wait! Think about the damage that these drugs can do to your body... F 26 2.5 years
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11/30/2011
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 5  period regulation None. Now that docs are not allowed to perscribe it, i have had to switch to another drug, which I am not as happy with. F 44 2 years
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1/20/2012
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 3  ovarian cyst & pregnancy prevention THE GOOD: clear skin, prevention of ovarian and breast cyst recurrence, No weight gain THE BAD: mood swing, low libido, depression, inceased appetite, Migraines during inactive pill week Was on Yaz for 6 months. First 2-3months were ROUGH!. experienced mood swings, depression and a huge drop in libido. I decided to stick it out through those symptoms because I thought my body just needed to get used to medication. Should have quit from the beginning but I suffered from mood swings and low libido even before Yaz so wasnt certain if it was the pills or just me. Mood swings and depression got better after about 3 months. Increased appetite and low libido remained. Didn't gain weight on this pill, but i work out and weight lift regularly. Months 3-6 started getting migraines during the inactive pill week, headaches disappeared 1-2 days after I start a new pack of pills. Doctor thinks I have estrogen-withdrawal headaches from Yaz. switched me to Mircette which I will start tomorrow. So thats goodbye Yaz for me, hoping mircette is better. F 31 6 months
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3/6/2012
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 2  doc switched me from yasmin acne(never had it b4), always hungry, already gained 3 pounds in a month and a half, breasts got bigger, sex drive increased drastically, and always queasy! And to top it all off haven't got a period yet since being put on it and I've been getting headaches EVERY night! I hate this pill and ill be switching back to yasmin!!! F 21 2 months
3/10/2012

 1  acne Eye vision problems, headaches, breast tenderness, nose bleeds, coughing blood. F 21 3 weeks
3/11/2012

 1  Contraception Fatigue, Depression, Panic Attacks, Numbness, Headaches, STOMACH PROBLEMS, Dizziness, Started Getting Sick all of the time, Allergies, Libido Problems, Palpitations, Hair Coming Out, Hives, Muscle Pain This pill put me through hell for 2 years. I finally put the pieces together after having doctors deny that it could be causing any of these problems. I was completely healthy before this pill and became VERY ILL with numerous problems while taking it. My personality and mood changed dramatically and I became very depressed and unlike myself. Once coming off many of the symptoms went away, but I have been off for 2 years now and I am still not 100% back to myself. I am getting there slowly though. This pill is horrible, PLEASE do not risk your health by taking it. F 22 2 years
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3/13/2012

 5  I'm taking yaz for pmdd I don't have any side effects! Yaz has saved my life! I was literally incapacitated every month, and for over 6 years, I haven't had anything. At 1st, when you start it, don't get upset. It takes up to a month to work. What seems like a side effect, is just you're body adjusting. I'm allergic to over 50 meds, so I know difference between side effects and adjusting. Try it before you listen to the bad stuff! F 37 6 years
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3/22/2012

 1  Periods Passing out every 2 hours! I have used contraceptives for years and was taken off of Ortho Evra due to the blood clot warning and put on Yaz. Everything seemed fine the first week then this horrible side effect appeared! I am completely healthy and don't smoke etc and was experiencing episodes of dizziness to completely losing consiousness and even landed in the hospital! I googled Yaz side effects as I had not changed anything in my lifestyle and it came up with causing blood sugar levels to drop. (That's what it says I swear!! But it was more than a simple drop!!!) I had to drink Coke every time I started to feel sluggish or I would pass out-after discontinuing it took 10 days for the symptoms to fully disappear and I am fine now. The thing is when I talk to every female around me they are all taking Yaz! Beware! F 28 8 days
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3/23/2012

 1  Birth Control Heart Palpitations, Fatigue, Muscle Pain, Zero Sex Drive, Headaches, Severe Depression, Panic Attacks I began seeing major problems after my first year on this pill. At that point, I had to quit my job because I was so sick. I spent over $10,000 in medical tests that year. It was a nightmare. I thought I might be dying. I came off, only to find that I started feeling better again. This pill was absolutely horrifying for me. It put me through the worst physical, mental, and financial pain of my life. F 26 2 years
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4/4/2012

 2  acne acne got better (still didn't completely go away), but PMS became terrible. Did not have PMS problems before this pill. Would get so depressed for about 3 days before my period that I could not have normal social interactions & would have to completely avoid people. F 19 6 months
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4/14/2012

 1  Contraception Depression, Anxiety, Vaginal Dryness, Headaches, Hives, Exhaustion, Muscle Pain, Loss of interest in life, Made me less social and less happy, Diarrhea For those rating Yaz highly, I noticed that they were only taking it for a month or so... I was on it for a year and a half and my first few months were okay too.. that's when it all started... I was constantly getting allergies, having diarrhea, stomach pain, headaches, hives, excessive thirst, and anxiety. Then, I thought I was just developing depression, as I became sad all of the time. I had so many problems sexually, which I never had before, including vaginal dryness and an inability to orgasm. Finally, I became more and more exhausted - first, I couldn't go to the gym, then, anything other than going to work and straight back home was hard. My muscles were in constant pain on this pill. F 24
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4/19/2012

 2  Birth Control STOMACH PROBLEMS: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting; Decreased Sex Drive; Anxiety; Weight Loss; Resolved Acne Problems The first month 2 months I was on Yaz I loved it, these last 2 months, however, have been a nightmare. My doctors and I have been scratching our heads wondering why I've had consistent diarrhea for almost a month now (which has lead to 12 pounds lost in about 2 weeks time, and it's been a struggle to keep my weight where it is now). Suddenly, it struck me the other day, I only started having all the side effects (stomach problems, anxiety, etc.) since I changed my birth control. I read up on the association of Yaz! and stomach problems and apparently it's relatively common. I've stopped taking Yaz!, hopefully that means these problems will stop within the next several days. Fingers Crossed. F 24 4 months
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6/15/2012
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 1  Birth Control WHILE ON YAZ... no sex drive, vaginal dryness, irregular periods WITHDRAWALS AFTER STOPPING... shortness of breath, chest pressure, heartburn, burning/numbing sensation in ears/chest/back of neck, fatigue, sometimes dizzy, emotional, anxiety & panic attacks I was on yaz for 2-3 years. My sex drive was been greatly reduced while being on this pill, although I never associated that with Yaz until reading these reviews. My period was never regular on Yaz either. Then in May 2012 my gyno took me off of Yaz (she is taking all her patients off, if that tells you anything.) I have since had severe withdrawal symptoms starting with persistent shortness of breath, despite my o2 levels being 100%. I also have severe anxiety and have had to go on anti-depressants. I am very emotional. My body is so fatigued. My body would shake and I had pressure in my chest. I developed acid reflux, which I had never had before. I experienced a strange numb/cold sensation in my ears/chest/back of neck. I have been to the ER 2x, a cardiologist, a family Dr, a homeopathic Dr, had a EKG, stress test, echo, blood work, and CT. All of which came back fine. I used to be athletic and love running- now I do good to make it around the block. After almost a month all symptoms have went away, except for bizarre chest discomfort & the persistent shortness of breath. DO NOT TAKE YAZ- I would take acne anyday over this torture. After this, I will never put another synthetic hormone in my body. F 24 3 years
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6/27/2012
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 1  irregular periods Anxiety, panic, dizzy, short of breath, head pains Moms do not let your daughter take this pill. We spent lots of money trying to find out what was "wrong" with my daughter she was so anxious all the time. She is a new person after being off BEYAZ for a month. F 16 1.5 years
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7/25/2012
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 1  prevent pregnancy severe mood swings, slight weight gain The slight weight gain doesn't bother me. You're going to get that with any birth control. But this pill made me crazy. I'm not a very emotional person and it made me want to cry all the time, yell at someone, etc. It got to the point that I couldn't take it anymore and just threw them away. I'd rather be on nothing at all then be on yaz. F 23 7 months
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7/25/2012

 1  baby stopper No libido, mood swings, weight gain I was taking Yasmin for about 5 years but decided to switch to Yaz so I would get shorter periods. Worst. Idea. Ever. I'm extremely moody, I feel like I'm bipolar, & I have no libido. I stopped drinking alcohol for 2 months & started going to the gym but the weight that I've gained in my stomach from this pill won't go away. F 26 4 months
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7/30/2012
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 1  PMDD Breasts swelled an entire cup size in a WEEK and were extremely tender. Ravenous hunger, spotty period The hunger began when I started Yaz. I discontinued 10 days later because of the hunger, and I am STILL feeling the effects! It has now been three weeks since I have been off of it, and the side effects are still here. My breast size is still a full cup size larger. I hate this med!!!! Never going on oral contraceptives again. F 22 10 days
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10/19/2012
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 3  Sexually active and skin *Nauseas *Mood swing * Cramps * emotional *Irritated *Blood Clots F 20 6 months
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11/5/2012
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 2  Cysts, prevent pregnancy no sex drive, extreme fatigue, nausea, massive cramping, anxiety, uncontrollable emotions I've been taking Yaz for 5 years. For the first 2 years I didn't have too many side effects but for the past 3 years I can't say the same. I'm 23 and have no sex drive. That's not right at all. I'm ALWAYS tired and have extreme cramping which feels like knives stabbing into my stomach. My flow has increased so drastically, that I have 2 change "super" tampon every 2 hours. Needless to say, I am switching to a different birth control at the end of this pack. F 23 5 years
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12/18/2012
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 1  birth control Fainting, Constantly Getting Sick, Stomach Problems, Losing my Hair, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Heart Palpitations.... just to name a few. I truly believe this pill almost killed me. Took me 2 years to figure out it had slowly begun to cause ALL of my health problems. This pill has already been linked to the death of 200 women in the US. I would NEVER recommend this pill to any women. Please don't put yourself through what I went through. It is a very, very dangerous drug. Sadly, I am still recovering almost 3 years later. F 28
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12/19/2012

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1/8/2013

 1  birth control Frequent leg cramps, severely low libido, vaginal dryness, tender breasts, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Hormonal imbalance, pituitary problems, lactation, chronic yeast infections, painful intercourse. Yaz ruined my life because it caused all the problems I have. I was only on it for three years and I had to stop. I gained 50 pounds and my body is a hormonal mess because it upped the testosterone production, among other things. It made me hyperthyroid, which no one has in my family. I had SEVERE LEG CRAMPS while on YAZ and felt so depressed. Then I started to get chronic yeast infections, which to this day doctors can't explain and said it was all in my head when I mentioned that sex was severely painful. I felt like someone was literally stabbing the inside of my vagina F 25 3 years
1X D
9/2/2013

 5  von Willebrands disease Weight gain which killed my confidence. Sorted it out by working out 3times a week which makes me quite happy. Worked wonders for my periods and my blood clotting as I have an increased bleeding tendency. I used to pass out from the blood loss, and now my periods are like everybody else's! Reduced nose bleeds, and less bruising. F 24 1 years
0,02/3MG
9/5/2013

 5  PMDD None YAZ was the first and only thing that worked against my severe PMDD symptoms. My life used to feel unlivable due to these symptoms so I am extremely grateful for YAZ, and will be using it until I try for pregnancy (which will be a long time away). F 20 2.5 years
1X D
7/8/2014

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