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What shud I do if i want to stop taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pills after 5 days because i cannot tolerate headache?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
I have moderate PCOS, which has wreaked havoc on my skin and made me lose a lot of hair. I was prescribed Yaz but am scared to take it, as I occasionally get headaches? Neurologist said they could be migraines, and I know that increases stroke risk?
Migraine and stroke: Do you have aura with your migraines? The stroke risk is increased if you have migraine with aura and use estrogen-containing birth control. And the stroke risk increases from very very low in a 19-year-old to still very low but not as low. A pill with less estrogen or a progesterone-only pill would be safer. Also, if you smoke, quit! Aura + estrogen birth control + smoking raises stroke risk more ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) gives me bad headaches and belly cramps, what other birth control can I use?
Period 6 dys late. Egg yolk type discharge..headaches..backaches. no implantation bleeding. Neg preg test. Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) last mth mid pck on 18th. Help?
Stopping pills...: Stopping you pills mid-pack can change your cycle and hormones. It make take 4-6 weeks for your body to start giving you regular periods again. You may not know when you ovulate and are at risk to get pregnant. Best to use a back-up method to prevent pregnancy if you are not ready. Best wishes! ...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