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Yaz birth control pill side effects

3.2

5 reviews

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Yaz birth control pill

Yaz birth control pill common side effects

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Breast enlargement

40% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported breast enlargement

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Tender breasts

40% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported tender breasts

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Headaches

40% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported headaches

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Nausea or vomiting

20% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported nausea or vomiting

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Discomfort wearing contact lenses

20% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported discomfort wearing contact lenses


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  • 20% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported period like cramps

  • 20% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported hair loss

  • 20% of Yaz birth control pill reviewers reported lower back pain


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Breast enlargement (40%)
  • Tender breasts (40%)
  • Headaches (40%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (20%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (20%)
  • Dizziness (20%)
  • Sweating more than usual (20%)
  • Period like cramps (20%)
  • Hair loss (20%)
  • Lower back pain (20%)
  • Cystitis (0%)
  • Vaginal discharge (0%)
  • Vaginal dryness (0%)
  • Migraines (0%)
  • Migraine with aura (0%)
  • Body hair getting darker (0%)
  • High blood pressure (0%)
  • Body hair increase (0%)
  • A latex allergy (0%)
  • Thrush (0%)
  • Pelvic infection (0%)

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  16th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Five stars because it saved my life. I have zest for life and do not intend to kill myself, but my PMDD turned me into a threat to my own safety for two out of every 3.5 weeks. I was so miserable that I wanted to be euthanized. Yaz makes me feel normal again, treat people normally again. The downside is some bloating, breast tenderness, and what little libido I had is gone. Additionally, since starting the pill I am prone to uncontrollable and unprofessional bouts of weeping when I do not feel like I need to cry. This is highly frustrating but better than living with PMDD. Generic version does not control my PMDD symptoms, brand name for me only.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

wasn’t strong enough for me, caused breakthrough bleeding, mood was terrible


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
37 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  10th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

Yaz hit me like a freight train. Only lasted a month. Anxiety, panic, isomnia, dizzy spells and nausea and loss of appetite, and oh my god I peed like every 30 minutes, and felt my bladder was filling back up as it was emptying. A lot of pelvic pressure. I was tested for UTIs and got to a point where I made ultrasound and urologist appointments for my bladder, I had no idea what was going on. I did end up finding out I have a small bladder, so the diuretic effect of Yaz just hit me very hard. Do not recommend. The anxiety and insomnia hit hard and two weeks after stopping everything is normal, but those anxious thoughts at night needed ongoing cognitive behavioural therapy to get through.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  18th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I think Yaz has gotten a bad rap in the past, but for me it was totally fine. It was a great choice for me at the time and I experienced no major side effects. I would recommend this to others.


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Used for 8+ yr
43 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Ive been using birth control for so long that im not sure whats what. I am now worried about longer term effects of the pill and the fact that my natural cycle has been disrupted. Knowing what i know now i think i would have stopped taking hormonal birthcontrol a long time ago.


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