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I'm on the pill (yaz) and my period (the white pills) is due when my boyfriend is visiting. Is it safe and will it work if I skip a period?

I'm on the pill (yaz) and my period (the white pills) is due when my boyfriend is visiting. Is it safe and will it work if I skip a period?

It's ok!: If you have the 28 day pill package, discard the 7 placebo pills and start a new package Day 1 and continue the entire month. Some brands of pills come with the intent of one period every 3 months, but I do not recommend doing this consistently with Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as this BCP contains a progestin that has been linked with a slightly higher risk of blood clots, so the 7 day break is better. Also, be safe! ...Read more

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I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and have been for 3 years i haven't had any problems with it. It works great. My doctor wants me to try beyaz is anything going to change?

I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and have been for 3 years i haven't had any problems with it. It works great. My doctor wants me to try beyaz is anything going to change?

Yes - costs more: Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) is quite a bit more expensive. Other than that you could tell your doctor you are comfortable with what you have. There are a ton of good generic birth control pills available at walmart and kroger for $4 a pack too. ...Read more

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What EXACTLY does interfere with bcp (Yaz)? I've read all kinds of things, i.e. grapefruit. I don't know what's right. I'm aiming at perfect use.

No EXACT answer.: It can depend on a number of things. Some medications definitely interfere with its effect, including some (but not all( antibiotics. When reading the literature, remember, that only the effects of one class of a drug may be studied and shown to be safe. But some people take lots of drugs and supplements that alone may add minor risk, but when combined may have additive effects not reported. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.

Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.

Grapefruit and bcp: The level of serum estrogen might be higher when consuming grapefruit/grapefruit juice and birth control pills. While this does not reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills (rather, the opposite) one might notice increased symptoms of things like breast tenderness. ...Read more

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How long do i have to wait after i stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

How long do i have to wait after i stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

Variable: Pregnancy can happen within weeks after you stop the BCP. However, sometimes it can be months. If you do not get pregnant in 6 months then let your provider know. ...Read more

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I stopped yaz two weeks ago. How long i have to wait to try for pregnancy?

I stopped yaz two weeks ago. How long i have to wait to try for pregnancy?

A month but: I suggest waiting at least a month to let the hormone get out of your system. However, understand that it may take several months for your cycles to regulate after stopping the pill. You will be able to get pregnant as soon as you are having regular periods off the pill. ...Read more