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Can breast feeding women take yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Probably : Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...Read more

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I have PCOS and have been told I need BC to remedy it. On Yaz, my breast size went up one full cup (B to C). Breasts now sag and have stretch marks. How do I fix this? Also, how can I start losing more weight with PCOS? (no luck yet w/dieting/etc.)

I have PCOS and have been told I need BC to remedy it. On Yaz, my breast size went up one full cup (B to C). Breasts now sag and have stretch marks. How do I fix this? Also, how can I start losing more weight with PCOS? (no luck yet w/dieting/etc.)

See a GYN endocrinol: Oral hormone is NOT the only way to deal with PCOS. In fact it is not essential at all. Depending on the details, METFORMIN and SPIRONOLACTONE are the usual remedies. Significant weight reduction often cures PCOS. If you do not like sagging breasts, wait until you get down to your desired weight, then see a breast surgeon about mammoplasty. ...Read more

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I'm on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for about 6weeks now, and i see a huge difference in breast and nipple enlargement. My breasts are also very tender. Is this normal?

I'm on yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for about 6weeks now, and i see a huge difference in breast and nipple enlargement. My breasts are also very tender. Is this normal?

Breast changes: as birth control pills work by tricking your body into believing that it is already pregnant and therefore preventing its release of another egg, your body experiences similar changes that you would see in pregnancy such as the enlargement of your breasts. This may be a welcome or unwelcome change that you can discuss with your doctor to adjust dose or discuss different options. Still normal. ...Read more

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Female 38y old, 79 kg, sufferin from serious side effects of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Head hurts, fatigue, occasional breathlessness/numbness of left hand, leg. Any cure?

Female 38y old, 79 kg, sufferin from serious side effects of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Head hurts, fatigue, occasional breathlessness/numbness of left hand, leg. Any cure?

Stop med : If you think that medication is causing those side effects then stop the medication. Birth control pills are out of your system in about seven days. If your symptoms continue then look for a another cause. ...Read more