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Old 02-19-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
 
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Default yaz vs. yasmin pill and PCOS

I have suspected that I have pcos for a long time. I didn't get my period for years from high school to early college. I want to know what kind of doctor should I go to?? a gynocologist or an endocronologist?? I haven't had my period since like november and I'm told bc pills help but I don't want to gain weight. my skin has been insane lately too. what are your experiences with yaz or yasmin?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
 
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I don't have any experience with PCOS, but I have been on yasmin for years. My dermatologist put me on it to clear up my skin. My skin is way clearer now than it was 5 years ago.

I would think yaz & yasmin would have the same effects on acne because they are the same hormone variant (but differnet dosages), but I could be wrong. The TV commercial for yaz, says it's not for treatment of "mild acne", so whether or not it helps clear up your skin may be dependent on how bad your skin is.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
 
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My gyno put me on Yaz to help clear up my skin, but it gave me horrible mood swings so I switched to ortho-trycyclin. May not help with the skin as much, but at least I don't feel like I'm going crazy.
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:57 AM   #4
 
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My gyno put me on Yaz to help clear up my skin, but it gave me horrible mood swings so I switched to ortho-trycyclin.
That's no reason for other girls and women not to try Yaz, though. Each woman produces hormones in unique proportions, so each woman has unique reactions to the same type of hormonal birth control. Every form of hormonal birth control is going to be intolerable for some women.
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My gyno put me on Yaz to help clear up my skin, but it gave me horrible mood swings so I switched to ortho-trycyclin. May not help with the skin as much, but at least I don't feel like I'm going crazy.
same thing happened to my sister. It's true though, everyone's body is going to react different. It's still a good idea to keep an eye out for those kinds of side effects though.

Ortho helped my skin as well. Never taken Yaz, so I don't know if it helps as much/more/less, whatever. BUt it does help.

Pinkmariposa, you should start out going to a OB-GYN. If they think you need to go to an endo, they'll refer you, but it might not be necessary. Best to let them check you out, order some blood tests and confirm that's what it is first
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My gyno put me on Yaz to help clear up my skin, but it gave me horrible mood swings so I switched to ortho-trycyclin.
That's no reason for other girls and women not to try Yaz, though. Each woman produces hormones in unique proportions, so each woman has unique reactions to the same type of hormonal birth control. Every form of hormonal birth control is going to be intolerable for some women.
I didn't mean it as a reason for someone else not to try it. I was just giving my experience with it.
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