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Yaz / Yasmin - August 26th 2009, 01:24 AM

I'm currently taking Yasmin as my birth control, and have been for a few years. I recently saw a commercial advertising that these two brands of birth control have a higher risk of causing stroke or blood clots than other brands. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow and asking to be switched, because there is a history of heart conditions, high blood pressure and blood clots in my family. Do you think this would be a good enough reason for my doctor to change my medication, given that I've had no problems with it thus far? I'm just afraid of what -could- happen.


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Re: Yaz / Yasmin - August 26th 2009, 02:25 AM

Your doctor may want to speak with you a bit more in-depth about this. Despite your age, if there is a family history of medical conditions that could be affected by your medication, your doctor should know.

Really the only reason you need to have to switch is that you WANT to, especially for things such as birth control pills. The brand/method you use should be entirely up to you, as long as it is safe for you.



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Re: Yaz / Yasmin - August 26th 2009, 03:01 AM

Any birth control will do that. If you're on Yasmin/yaz, then you really should be fine. They are both pretty low-dose =)


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Re: Yaz / Yasmin - August 26th 2009, 03:19 AM

I'm on Yasmin as well, and have been since grade 10, and I haven't experienced any problems as of yet. Whereas my friend was on Alesse, and she had a blood clot.



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Re: Yaz / Yasmin - August 27th 2009, 03:03 AM

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Any birth control will do that. If you're on Yasmin/yaz, then you really should be fine. They are both pretty low-dose =)
Any birth control pill might have that side effect (I don't know for sure, you would want to ask your doctor about that).

There are other type of contraception, though. You can read about other types here (the list is not exhaustive, of course) or ask your doctor about your other options.



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Re: Yaz / Yasmin - August 27th 2009, 04:38 PM

Hey Terra Rae,

I do think that this would be a good enough reason to visit your doctor in order to discuss your medication. If you're worried about anything concerning your health or medication then I believe that is a good enough reason to talk about it with your doctor.

However, I don't think that you necessarily have to change your medication because of this risk, as it has already been stated, there is also this risk with other birth control medication - there are risks to a lot of medication. I think that checking out the link that Jessie provided would be a good idea for considering another form of contraception or if you want another birth control pill then you may want to do some research into the other pills before you make a decision to change. Of course, talking to your doctor should also help you make this decision.

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