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How long until my body adjusts to my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control? I started two weeks ago.

How long until my body adjusts to my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control? I started two weeks ago.

3 months: Women often can have changes in their cycles that take a couple months to regulate when they start a new pill. Some common side effects are spotting midcycle, or periods coming early or late, for instance. Other minor side effects like nausea can occur as well. Usually these sort themselves out by about 3 months of use. If they continue or symptoms are severe, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How long are your periods while on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

How long are your periods while on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Should be short: Everyone is differnet, I do not like that pill because of the kind of progesterone, hopefully your doc discussed that with you , it can cause problems in combo with certain meds like anti-inflammatories, I use loloestrin 10 mcg estrogen the lowset and safest dose and no problems if you take anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Usually how long can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control say in your system after taking it for over a year?

Usually how long can Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control say in your system after taking it for over a year?

Not long: Once a person stops taking birth control pills, within several days they will start to initiate production of the signals in the brain to stimulate production of ovarian hormones and cysts ('eggs'). The length of time that you have taken the pill shouldn't cause increased duration of suppression of normal hormonal production. ...Read more

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How long after discontinuing birth control (yaz) before periods start again? Had 1 3 months later and none in 2 months. No chance of pregnancy.

How long after discontinuing birth control (yaz) before periods start again?  Had 1 3 months later and none in 2 months. No chance of pregnancy.

Irregular cycles: Birth control pills are often used to regulate cycles. If this is the case you may not regulate. More likely though, you are in the peri menopausal period and may space your periods as you get to menopause. Menopause is defined as more than a year without periods. The time leading up to this is marked by irregular cycles. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control and have been for two weeks, I want to switch birth controls next week, is that okay to switch like that?

Im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control and have been for two weeks, I want to switch birth controls next week, is that okay to switch like that?

Switching OCs: Best to discuss the matter with your doc so you can make an informed decision. You should use alternate forms of protection for couple months after the change until the new med is working fully. ...Read more

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When switching from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control to seasonique, how long should I use condoms?

When switching from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control to seasonique, how long should I use condoms?

No need: When switching from one pill to another- without a break-a condom is not needed to maintain contraceptive effectiveness. ...Read more

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Yaz causing heart problems? I am taking Yaz birth control pills and lately I have noticed my heart beating abnormally. Sometimes when i lie down i can feel it beating over my entire body, sometimes skipping a beat. I often experience nausea along with t

Yaz causing heart problems? I am taking Yaz birth control pills and lately I have noticed my heart beating abnormally.  Sometimes when i lie down i can feel it beating over my entire body, sometimes skipping a beat.  I often experience nausea along with t

Not likely: This sounds as if you're uncomfortable, and you should discuss this with your primary doctor, but not likely due to yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Nausea may be present in first 1-3 months of yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Try taking in the evening, but if it is occurring the first few months, it's likely to get better. Discuss benefits/risks of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

How long does it take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

Give it time: I usually advise patients to give "the pill" at least 3 cycles to determine if they will experience clearing of acne. Continue to use topical acne solutions AND take some before and after pictures of your skin to convince yourself that things are better or worse. If you do not experience at least some resolution of acne symptoms discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long would it take until Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control is effective against pregnancy?

1 month: The standard recommendation is to use a back-up method of birth control (condoms) for one month of taking the pill before relying on it to be effective. ...Read more

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