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Yaz pill 🇺🇸 side effects

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57% of Yaz pill 🇺🇸 reviewers reported vaginal discharge

57% of Yaz pill 🇺🇸 reviewers reported vaginal dryness

57% of Yaz pill 🇺🇸 reviewers reported breast enlargement

43% of Yaz pill 🇺🇸 reviewers reported lower back pain

29% of Yaz pill 🇺🇸 reviewers reported period like cramps


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I generally felt great with this pill. No mood changes and lost weight but unfortunately I had vaginal dryness which lead to regular thrush infections. I took a break from Yaz and the thrush infections stopped. I've just swapped to Zoely to see if this suits me better.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  25th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

But worried about getting a PE and forgetting to take the tablet


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jun 23

  •  Still using

I’m having a really good experience with Yaz. I started using it because of PCOS and it helped a LOT! I had lots of hair loss, bloating, acne, dark hair, mood swings… and all problems were gone in months. First 2 weeks I was a bit moody from the hormonal change but then it settled. In just 9 months I went from having 25 cysts on my ovaries to 0. I have clear skin, I’m in much better mood, I have more energy, I have beautiful shiny thick hair and no body hair, I lost weight (almost 10kg), and my boobs grew a size up. Only negative thing I experienced were headaches when I took the 4 placebo pills but after consulting my gynecologist we solved the problem by not taking the white pills and starting the pink ones right away in 3 month intervals. Another change I noticed was a slight loss of appetite or more like loss of cravings. It didn’t effect my sex drive at all and in general definitely improved my quality of life. Thanks to Yaz I can “save” my ovaries from the harm my condition was causing and have much better chances of conceiving naturally one day. 9.5/10


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Jul 22

  •  Stopped using

Useful as I could buy over the counter in Dubai where I was working. Unfortunately my periods stopped coming and it gave me too much anxiety! Negative pregnancy tests though- swapped back to Microgynon so I’d start having my regular withdrawal bleeds again.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Apr 22

  •  Stopped using

Have used this for a few years, but switched to Yasmin to deal with breakthrough bleeding. Might switch back at some point. This pill has made my life much easier bc I have had PMDD and bad PMS in general and with Yaz I skip periods altogether. Sex drive went down just a little bit compared to Yasmin.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Feb 22

  •  Still using

I was on the ovreena for about 4yrs and wanted to change as every second period was tough, and the Yaz has definitely stopped the every-second-month issue. I had regular periods, with lighter cramps but slightly more tender breasts. I now take the pill back-to-back every month and it's proved super. It's been three months doing that and I have gotten spotting & cramps this month, but other than that it's been super and I dread that week less and less.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Jan 22

  •  Stopped using

I used this pill after trying Yasmin and having some of the oestrogen side effects mainly water retention, so I was switched to this and it was much better in that I didn't have the water retention. I used this pill for a long time until I moved to the UK where it is unavailable, but I found this pill very good with no bothersome side effects. I was a bit irregular at taking it in that I would skip the break for few months here and there so I had issues with spotting and breakthrough bleeding. When I spoke to the GP about it she said to either take it with continuously, or with a break every month or every 3 months rather than randomly after packets, so once I started to have a regular pattern of 3 monthly breaks the spotting stopped. It improved my skin, I had decreased body hair and could go much longer without waxing which were the main benefits being an anti-androgenic pill and I liked the packaging and stickers for the days. Also, placebo pills rather than just no pills for the pill break made it so much easier to not forget to restart it, and the shorter 4 day gap was much better than the 7 day one for me in terms of having shorter bleeds. I liked this pill most for the significant improvement in my skin, no weight gain (important for me as that it a dealbreaker), no bothersome side effects and less worry with the lower oestrogen dose. I recommend this pill to any acne sufferers out there.


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