Contraception Reviews

Yaz birth control pill vs Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill

Yaz birth control pill

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Overview

Rated 3.2

5 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.0

4 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Yaz pill ingredients

Main hormones in Yaz pill

Anti-Androgenic progestin


Lo Loestrin Fe pill ingredients

Main hormones in Lo Loestrin Fe pill

Androgenic progestin

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Yaz birth control pill reviews

5 reviews

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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Top side effects not reported

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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


Top side effects not reported

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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.


Top side effects not reported

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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.


Top side effects not reported

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0 comments

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


Top side effects not reported

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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.


Top side effects not reported

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Lo Loestrin Fe birth control pill reviews

4 reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I was excited about the low dose option for this birth control, but I was disappointed. I had frequent, long periods in the middle of packs and I have developed severe hormonal acne. I did not feel that my libido increased enough to make the low dose worth it.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

After getting the IUD removed, I decided to go on Lolo and it was 1 year of misery! At first, it was nice not having a period and my breasts becoming enlarged, but with those 2 positives came a lot of negatives for this birth control. I suffered from depression (my thoughts would race all day and night, sometimes I would just cry out of no where and I couldn't understand why I was crying or upset), anxiety got 10x worse than what it was, I was always on edge and very negative towards everything, I lost my drive to do anything, headaches almost everyday to the point I was sick to my stomach. I decided a year later to take myself off of them. I have only been off them a few days now so I can't say how I will feel within the next few weeks | months.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

It was fine at first, but then 3 weeks in I started feeling symptoms of depression. I felt sad and like I wanted to cry all of the time, which was unusual. It was hard for me to stay motivated, keep up with basic hygiene and getting out of bed in the morning. I stopped taking this pill and the symptoms completely went away for me! I ended up switching to a Mirena IUD and it was a great decision!


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

I was excited about the low dose option for this birth control, but I was disappointed. I had frequent, long periods in the middle of packs and I have developed severe hormonal acne. I did not feel that my libido increased enough to make the low dose worth it.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

After getting the IUD removed, I decided to go on Lolo and it was 1 year of misery! At first, it was nice not having a period and my breasts becoming enlarged, but with those 2 positives came a lot of negatives for this birth control. I suffered from depression (my thoughts would race all day and night, sometimes I would just cry out of no where and I couldn't understand why I was crying or upset), anxiety got 10x worse than what it was, I was always on edge and very negative towards everything, I lost my drive to do anything, headaches almost everyday to the point I was sick to my stomach. I decided a year later to take myself off of them. I have only been off them a few days now so I can't say how I will feel within the next few weeks | months.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

It was fine at first, but then 3 weeks in I started feeling symptoms of depression. I felt sad and like I wanted to cry all of the time, which was unusual. It was hard for me to stay motivated, keep up with basic hygiene and getting out of bed in the morning. I stopped taking this pill and the symptoms completely went away for me! I ended up switching to a Mirena IUD and it was a great decision!


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  22nd Sep 23

  •  Still using

it’s fine, I got back in it after being on a higher hormonal dosage then going off — and it’s definitely helped my acne. But I do feel really bloated and eh


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