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YAZ vs. Yasmin
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simi1975 posted:
I know they are different, but are they really that much different. I have heard that YAZ works well for acne and excess hair. Does Yasmin work just as well? I want the best, but I also have to look at price also unfortunately. I am leaning toward Yasmin as it is available in generic form. What are your thoughts?
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tigger1823 responded:
I took Yasmin for a few months a few years ago. I loved it. I think YAZ was either brand new at the time or not out yet (but I have never tried it). But my doctor wouldn't let me stay on it because before I went on it I had normal blood pressure but then after I went on Yasmin my blood pressure was high.

She switched me to Mircette which made my skin break out (acne) so bad. So I'm on my third type of pill now (a generic version of Loestrin) and it's working great for my acne and my blood pressure.

I think the main difference between YAZ and Yasmin is YAZ has three extra pills, which makes for a shorter period. For me personally that would not work because all of the pills I have tried had 21 active pills but if I take them all I do not get a period at all. So I take 19 active pills and then go without for 9 days and then start a new pack. That's just my body.

I would see which one your doctor recommends. My doctor had the final authority on what pill I was taking. She didn't really let me say what I wanted except I told her I could not stay on the Mircette generic I was on. My skin was so bad, way worse than before I went on BC pills.

Good luck!


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