The Sweetie Chronicles

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Yaz and Me

Just about two weeks ago I started taking a new birth control. It's called Yaz. I am not sure when this particular pill came out on the market, but it is definitely one of the newer ones. Its two main claims to fame are 1.) You are only supposed to have a 4 day period due to there being 24 days of regular pills and only 4 placebos or whatever they call it, and 2.) Yaz is the first pill that treats PMDD, which is the crazy emotional rollercoaster some women, like me, go through around that time of the month.

Okay, so those are the main selling points for this particular pill. What is my experience so far? Well, I'm two weeks in and I've pretty much had an upset stomach every day. For me, this is pretty normal the first month or two of birth control pills. I started out taking the pills at lunch, but by the time dinner rolled around, I was sick. I changed the time and have started taking the pill at dinner, so now I think I am mostly sleeping through the sickness in the middle of the night, which is working out well so far.

The second problem? I started my freakin' period. Yes, cramps and all. I have 10 days left of pink pills in this pack, yet I am on my period. This completely sucks. I have heard that sometimes people experience breakthrough bleeding or spotting, but this is neither as far as I can tell. This is just normal, feel like complete shit, period. What I'm wondering now is how long it's going to last, and whether I'll start my period AGAIN in 10 days when the pink pills run out. Hopefully this is just a very temporary problem and next month, my body will have adjusted to the pill and the timing.

2 comments:

Gini February 12, 2009 at 1:47 PM  

Is this the one that's also supposed to keep you from breaking out?

Sweetie February 13, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

Yes, it's also supposed to help with that, but I haven't really seen much evidence of it so far!

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