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#44901 - 08/15/07 07:12 AM YAZ birth control pill
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So I saw a naturopath today and asked for spironolactone and Yazmin (I was on spiro in the past but with desogen). I am happy that she is even open to meds since its obviously not natural!! (In addition , I am supposed to not eat gluten or wheat anymore or sugar...I hope I can do it).

If you are familiar with "muscle testing" -this is what she did and my body tested for YAZ even though I wanted Yasmin. I want what's best for cutting down this crazy excessive hair growth to be honest, but I do believe in muscle testing. I'm wondering if I'll have success from giving in to YAZ or if I should fight for Yasmin or even Desogen, since at least I know I didn't have bad side affects from Desogen in the past.

I would like to consult the people I definitely trust here on this forum. Has anyone used YAZ and had it help slow hair growth? Did anyone gain weight from it? She will be prescribing it along with spironolactone. Oops- I guess that was implied above! Anyway... I go back Thursday. Thanks ahead for any input.

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#44918 - 08/15/07 08:29 PM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: alli]
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spiro should help with hair growth. it might take a few months to show effect. i don't know anyone who's tried YAZ. is that the pill that only makes you have 4 periods a year? that seems very unnatural to me.

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#45789 - 09/13/07 06:35 PM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: LAgirl]
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YAZ doesnt make you have 4 periods a year , I believe thats another pill called seasonique .
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#45793 - 09/13/07 07:34 PM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: roma18]
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oh yes, you are correct. that's what i was thinking of.

Here's a very information website recommended to me by a friend. It outlines differences and potential side effects of various birth control pills, so you can figure out which is likely to help more with hair issues:

http://www.wdxcyber.com/ncontr13.htm

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#45796 - 09/13/07 11:09 PM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: LAgirl]
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Thanks for the page, very helpful. But I couldnt find anything on there about Othro-Tri Cyclen lo which is what i'm taking right now.
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#45805 - 09/14/07 02:21 AM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: roma18]
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I would assume it's the same as regular Ortho Tricyclen, but in lower dosage. I have to say that none of my friends have had good experience with it and I don't think it does much for the hair. From my experience, this is one of the most marketed pills to doctors, so they prescribe it a lot, however not for the right reasons. I usually hear much better feedback about Yasmine, Alesse, etc.

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#45815 - 09/14/07 03:11 PM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: LAgirl]
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you are right it does nothing for the hair, but it does reduce acne abit, I should go back to my doc, and ask for a different bc. I have mild acne, and alittle hairy...
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#45817 - 09/14/07 03:25 PM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: roma18]
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 Originally Posted By: roma18
Thanks for the page, very helpful. But I couldnt find anything on there about Othro-Tri Cyclen lo which is what i'm taking right now.


I have taken ortho tri cyclen (was switched to the "lo" version 2.5 years ago) for about 5 years now and never saw any skin changes; I know ortho tri cyclen used to claim to clear a certain percentage of acne; however a couple years ago they changed their claim to "may help with some PMS symptoms like cramps, breakouts etc"

I think there's little chance that it has enough hormones to reduce hormonal hair growth in fact I think the reason they created "lo" was to prevent ovulation and implantation with the lowest bodily hormone changes possible, I'm not diagnosed PCOS but I did have my hormone levels checked recently and am in normal ranges. I have never seen any impact from birth control on hair. Ortho tri cyclen low however has been effective controlling birth to this point \:\)

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#45830 - 09/15/07 03:38 AM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: ChicagoHarriet]
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The thing is I really wanted to do a low dosage BC, and thatís why I continued with it, because I tried diane 35, and my body was not accepting that one well, (gained weight, felt depressed, vomitting,). The main reason why Iím taking BC is for my skin, not to prevent pregnancy. I also know my problem is hormonal because I have a good skin regimen and a week before my period thatís when I break out a lot. Ortho tro cyclen lo has been okay so far, but I would like something a little better, I guess now I have to try something like YAZ, or Yasmine. I probably go with YAZÖ has anyone here tried yaz?
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#46044 - 09/25/07 07:19 AM Re: YAZ birth control pill [Re: roma18]
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I have several friends who have used Yasmine and all liked it a lot. Don't know about YAZ, but the fact that they're advertising like crazy (like Ortho-Tri Cyclen) turns me off

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