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What are the side effects of a merina iud dose it make you put on weight and could it cause low libido as the yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill did for me?
Weight gain - yes: Change in libido- maybe. The Merina IUD contains progestin only, whereas Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a combination of estrogen and progestin, so effect may be slightly different. Overall reports suggest that the libido is affected less by Merina compared to combination BCP, but side effects are reported to improve after 6 months. Advantages of IUD: excellent contraceptive effect and no need to take daily med. ...Read more
I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bcp for 3 years. I'd like to start taking Bedoxine (vitamin B6) tablets (20mg). Is one tablet daily the right dose for bcp takers?
I'm on low dose Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and forgot to take my pill last night. Had otherwise unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Do you recommend morning after pill?
While on levlen ED i had no side effects as soon as i switched over to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) i had fatigue moody angry and emotional but Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is lower dose than levlen?
Different progestero: There are two different hormones in bcp. Though Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has less estrogen than levlen, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has a different progesterone. When women have mood swings on bcp it is usually from the type of progesterone. Sounds like you feel better on the hormones in levlen, and it is a good bcp. Go back to it, or speak with your doc about a pill with the same Progesterone as levlen. ...Read more
Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a good contraceptive pill for pregnancy as I am concerned i will get pregnant as it's a low dose pill?
All pills are good: Pills to protect against pregnancy--if taken correctly. It is best to take around the same time of day, every day. You also have the option to do continuous birth control and get no periods at all! just skip the placebo pills, and go right to the next pill pack active pills. If you are a smoker, or have factor v leiden (a clotting disorder), i would recommend a non-hormonal birth control. ...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