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Yaz birth control pill vs Yasmin 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 3.7

3 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


Yasmin pill ingredients

Main hormones in Yasmin pill

Anti-Androgenic progestin

Medium estrogen

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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

0 helpful

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

0 helpful

0 comments

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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Yasmin birth control pill reviews

3 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  11th Jan 24

  •  Still using

It’s fine. I’ve gained quite a bit of weight but compared to others used in the past I feel like my mood swings aren’t as intense.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1st Aug 23

  •  Still using

So far it’s been good just got down with month three and experienced some spotting but I also have been skipping the placebo pills


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
28 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

Breast englargement, mood swings, no change in skin, and more regular periods


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  11th Jan 24

  •  Still using

It’s fine. I’ve gained quite a bit of weight but compared to others used in the past I feel like my mood swings aren’t as intense.


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1st Aug 23

  •  Still using

So far it’s been good just got down with month three and experienced some spotting but I also have been skipping the placebo pills


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
28 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

Breast englargement, mood swings, no change in skin, and more regular periods


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

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