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Any side effects for stopping yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Been taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 10 mo for acne. It actually made it worse but i wanna get on other type of bc for protection
If i'm taking yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) how long should I wait after stopping antibiotics to have unprotected sex?
3-4 days: Depending on what antibiotics you are taking, by average after 3-4 days your body will clear out the antibiotics. ...Read more
I've been bleeding for 3 weeks and 1 day with microgynon 30 my doctor changed me to yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 5 days ago and the bleeding still isn't stopping?
It's OK: Well, first of all bleeding all the time isn't just inconvenient, it's downright annoying! Changing birth control may work but you will need to give it 3 months or so to kick in. I strongly advise you keep taking the pill as directed. You may bleed irregularly over the next month while your body adjusts to the new hormones. If your bleeding hasn't improved by the third pack, see your gyno. ...Read more
Periods or pregnancy: After stopping bc pills, your periods will return and you can get pregnant. Because bc pills make periods lighter, after stopping they may get heavier again. If you still don't want a pregnancy and you're sexually active, use another bc method. If you want to get pregnant, take prenatal vitamins with folate, (folic acid) and track your cycle. ...Read more
Is gynera ok to take back to back without stop for endometriosis? I was taking yasmin/yaz but had allergies. Thanks.
Yes: Any formulation of contraceptive pills is fine to use 'continuously' for endometriosis treatment. The progestin hormone acts ago help 'shrink' endometriosis lesions, and helps to control the symptoms of endo. The differences in how an individual reacts to(or feels on) any given pill formulation usually reflects effects of the dift progestin components and estrogen content. ...Read more
My daughter had two severe migraines 3 months after starting yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Should she stop taking it?
Possibly : If she has never had migraines in the past they certainly may be triggered by the hormones. On the other hand some people see relief of migraines when their hormone levels are kept more even with contraceptives. The only way to know for sure is to have her stop for several cycles to see if they return. Coordinate a plan with the prescribing provider. ...Read more