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Thyroid And Yaz
I recently stopped Yaz and have quickly gained 16 lbs and have read about others who have experience same. What is the cause and how can I treat it???
It's not the Yaz: While Yaz has a slight diuretic effect ( removes water weight), a 16 lb weight gain is not due to stopping Yaz. First, check a pregnancy test! You could consider having your doc check your thyroid function too. Then , sensible diet and exercise. It's not the Yaz, it's probably the French fries. ...Read more
Most ok: Combined oral contraceptives (coc's) like yaz do not interact with most analgesic medications. Exceptons are; barbituates (fioricet/fiorinal), topamax, st john's wort. If you are on thyroid med, may need to increase dose since coc's increase thyroid binding globulin. Also be careful of any drugs that increase serum potassium when taking yaz. ...Read more
Period irregular on Yaz. For 6 months got period twice a month. Next 3 months got brown period only. Last 2 months only very rare light pink spotting?
Take a pregnancy tes: Your body could be adjusting to the medication. However if you skipped a day or if there is any chance you can be pregnant I would get a pregnancy test. Why were you placed on Yaz in the first place. Estrogen builds up the lining of your uterus and progesterone causes it to shed. I would also get labs checking your thyroid and prolactin levels which can affect your period. ...Read more
I have 3 weeks bleeding like that last days of menstruation, what could it be? I take Yaz as contraceptive for years. Could it be the new roaccutane?
Health changes: Any changes to your routine or health may alter a menstrual cycle. Sometimes stress or a new thyroid condition may change your bleeding pattern. Introducing a new medication to your daily life such as Accutane may also cause these changes. It would be best to be seen by your ob/gyn soon so discuss the managment of your changes in bleeding. ...Read more
I'm tired sleepy all the time, no amount of sleep makes me feel better. My legs are swollen. Switched birth control 3 months ago from Yaz to byaz
Fatigue : Fatigue can be a sign of more serious issues such as anemia, thyroid issues, infection, etc. Your swollen legs may or may not be related, but definitely warrant a medical investigation. The most worrisome thing swollen legs and fatigue could be a sign of is heart failure, however you would also be short of breath. Lasly, I am not sure if the change in your birth control pill would cause these symptoms, yet it is possible. You should schedule a visit with your primary care provider right away. Best of luck. ...Read more
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