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Yaz 28 Medication
I'm 27 y/o lady, single, pcos patient.I want to ask, now i'm taking medication yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).So far its going smoothly.Until when i need to take that medication?
Stay on it: ...Until you are ready to get pregnant. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is my preferred birth control pill for my pcos patients. I recently had one that was on it for three years and recently went off of it. Her cycles so far are regular and she will be trying to conceive. ...Read more
What does bright teel veins all over your body mean when you have multiple ovarion cysts? Just diagnosed with multiple cysts on my ovaries
told to take Yaz to help shrink them
on other medications for depression related issues
Oral bcp's: One can begin low dose oral contraceptives on any day within the first 5 days of a regular period. This prevents ovulation. Waiting longer after your period has started may allow ovulation and pregnancy is possible. Take your bcp's in the evening, within the same hour of your having taken the previous "active" pill. Do not allow more than seven days to elapse without taking an active pill. ...Read more
I need to renew my Yaz script. Have been taking it for past two years. Is that possible on this app?
Sure: I think the least you would have to do is request an in box consult. ...Read more
If i take YAZ contreceptive and want to switch to the injection should i go see a gyni or can i just go get it?
I believe you need prescriton for almost anything which is injectable.
Have gained a lot of weight since starting Yaz. Is it just water weight and how long until I will go back to normal?
Water weight: Oral contraceptive pills do not cause weight gain, however some women do notice that they retain more fluid when they are taking the pill. If you feel you have gained significant weight (more than 10 lbs) you may want to see a doctor. Although the pill doesn't usually cause weight gain, everyone is an individual! ...Read more
Can I start Yaz generic in the middle of my cycle? I would like to be protected as soon as possible (I know it takes 7-14 days)
Yes. You can:
You may begin Yaz as soon as you get it or whenever you want to. ..and take additional protection with condoms. Keep a supply of “Emergency postcoital contraceptives” too.
Remember that (if you really want to reduce your risks of getting pregnant) the most effective contraception methods are the intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the subdermal contraceptive implants , not contraceptive pills. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because of new work schedule I had to move my Yaz bcp from 5pm to 7pm. I took it for half an hour later for 4 days-5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7. Is this safe?
No worries: Usually, for a combination-pill (2 ingredients, like Yaz), a woman just takes the late pill whenever she remembers, if it is not more than one day late. If she has not missed any other active pills in that pack, her level of protection should not be affected. Thus, if she wants to shift her combination-pill time by a few hours, that should be fine. Rules for mini-pills (1 ingredient) are stricter. ...Read more
I'm travelling to Bali soon, I am currently on yaz. With my schedule I take my pill at 19:00 pm, Bali is 6hrs ahead, what time should I be taking my pill there to ensure that its still effective?
Any time: As long as you take your pill every day and don't miss any days, it will still be equally effective. It doesn't have to be at exactly the same time every day. You may want to keep taking it at the same time (1900) local time in Bali. ...Read more
Weight gain on bcp's: On "Yaz", and other low dose oral contraceptives, weight gain is not generally a consequence. After age 40, one's metabolism is markedly reduced, so calorie intake should be reduced as well, especially for carbohydrates ( bread, sweets, etc.). If weight gain continues, see your healthcare provider for testing. ...Read more
I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?
Hmmm....: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. Start prenatal vitamins now, in case pregnancy happens later. ...Read more