Yaz Side Effects = I Almost Died From Taking It

Yaz is known to have dangerous side effects but I didn’t expect this. The realm of oral contraceptives is getting a bit messy these days. Some of you may remember my issues with the birth control pill, Yaz. After surviving a pulmonary embolism, I can now consider myself relatively healthy although doctors are not sure if I will have more complications in the future. Even though I’ve been off my medication for two and a half years, I am still dealing with what happened everyday. There are still things I have to avoid like soy products, it makes me paranoid to be around people that smoke, and any time I have pains in my chest I freak out. The mental and emotional aspects of what happened are still very much a part of my life. It’s been almost three years since I was in the hospital for my birth control, and it seems that just now the FDA is taking it seriously.

I came across this article while researching my injury in 2009 that says Bayer was forced to spend more than $20 million in corrective advertising after they falsely advertised Yaz. The FDA complained that their “two television ads overstated the drug’s benefits while understating its risks.” After a lot of careful thought, I ended up filing a complaint last year along with thousands of other women and the first trials are happening next month. The trials are broken down by injury, and pulmonary embolisms are first on the list. I’m a mix between nervous and excited about the whole thing, especially since it’s been so long. I didn’t know when this first happened that facing Bayer would even be an option, but I’m glad that I went through with it. In addition to this lawsuit, Bayer is now facing the FDA on claims that they withheld important information regarding the increased risk of blood clots in Yasmin and Yaz.

Former FDA commissioner, David Kessler, testified that “Bayer presented a selective view of the data, and that presentation obscured the potential risks associated with Yasmin.” Bayer’s Yasmin family (which includes Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella) shows a significant increased risk of blood clots. “In October, the FDA warned that women taking the pills were 74 percent more likely to suffer blood clots than women on other low-estrogen contraceptives.” Bayer also may have submitted incorrect “white papers.” White papers are scientific comparisons to other drugs, and Bayer’s original draft showed “the reporting rate for Yasmin was 10 fold higher than with the other products.” The draft also said that “the total rate of confirmed VTEs per year was three or four times higher than the other three oral contraceptives reviewed.” However, knowing these increased risks, Bayer submitted a different draft and continued to produce the drug without doing a full review.

The FDA is also recommending revised labels on birth control pills so that women are more aware of these risks while they’re deciding whether to take them off the market. Women’s advocacy groups are concerned that this is creating a lot of negativity toward birth control, which is ridiculous. The FDA is not trying to scare anyone out of taking birth control. They’re trying to make consumers aware of the serious risks that come with it, as those risks have been ignored in the past.

I still have friends on Yaz and Yasmin, which is just terrifying for me. While you can sit here and say there’s a one in a million chance your birth control can harm you, that’s just not the case. You’re six times more likely to suffer from blood clots and other adverse side effects when taking oral contraceptives in the Yasmin family. There’s a reason Bayer is facing the FDA and being sued by thousands of women. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: birth control is great. I don’t want to scare anyone off from taking it, but I don’t want anyone to go through what I, and so many other women, did. There are plenty of other birth control pills out there that are actually safe. I’m interested to see what will happen with these pills and Bayer, but I really just want everyone to be informed on what they’re taking.

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  1. laurenhelenb says:

    Wow, glad you're recovering! Yaz and Yasmin are SO BAD! I was on Yasmin and I ended up having emergency surgery to have my gallbladder removed after I wound up in the ER 3 times. The pain was unbearable, I couldn't breathe at all, it was terrifying. I ended up at home for two months, ruined my semester, and I still can't eat food with a high fat content without puking up mounds of bile after. Which is good for a diet, but terrible when I really really want some bacon.

    I have NO idea how Bayer still markets and sells these pills, my roommate is on Yaz and I beg her every time I see her take it to switch to something else. The thing I find awful is that my campus doctor told me Yasmin was basically the only pill she wanted me to take. After surgery I told her I wanted to switch to Alesse, and she tried to tell me I couldn't. It was unbelievable.

    I hope the FDA manages to get these pills recalled!

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I'm so sorry you're going through this! It makes me sick too that a lot of doctors are still promoting Yasmin and Yaz. My doctor at home that prescribed it to me thankfully does not recommend it anymore after what happened, but some are just refusing to pay attention. Good luck in your recovery!!

  2. Katie Garrity - North Central College says:

    Caitlin, a little over 2 years ago, I had a massive pulmonary embolism! I fainted one day when I was in the city, getting ready to board a train and I fainted, was rushed to the hospital and then rushed into emergency surgery. I had to have open heart surgery as well as an pulmonary embolectomy. During surgery, I actually flat lined on the table and had to be revived.
    What was the cause of all this? Wait for it…BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. I was actually on Ortho tri-cylen Lo. Three months after I started taking them, I was almost a dead girl walking. I am now on blood thinners for the rest of my life because of all of this and the fact that I am a high risk for clotting.

    It is so ridiculously comforting to hear your story and know that I am not the only person out there who has gone through this. I really hope people hear our stories and think twice before going on these pills (especially Yaz, Yasmin, Ortho Tri Cyclen.)

    1. Meg- University of Delaware says:

      Thank you both for sharing this – I had nooo idea it was so common.

    2. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      Katie I'm so sorry to hear this happened to you too, but I'm so glad you're still here! It's still hard for me to believe that with so many women, especially around our age, having terrible effects to these pills that they're still on the market.

      I hope you continue to recover and please know that it gets easier every day!

  3. Anna says:

    I'm on Yaz right now. I think I'll have to have a chat with my doctor about this…..

    1. Katie Garrity - North Central College says:

      It's definitely worth a conversation!

    2. katie says:

      Me too! Im on the generic but still it has the same active ingredients. The effects advertized worked for me. I have lighter periods, less cramping, and unless im stressed my acne is under control. But if the chances of clots is really that high just from the pill itself not to mention clots are silent, I will diff look at my options with other pills.

    3. Anna says:

      Yea, it's the same for me. I used to think Yaz was a miracle pill, because of no cramps, light periods and no blemishes whatsoever. But blood clots in exchange for flawless skin is not worth it…

    4. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      Yes, please talk with your doctor! I was great on Yaz until it almost killed me. It's just really not worth the risk.

    5. Sarah Elise says:

      What do you take instead of YAZ? I am definitely looking into switching my birth control now that YAZ is coming under fire… I rather have long, horrible periods than have a pulmonary embolism…

    6. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I'm currently not on anything, but recently found out that I can now get an IUD within the next few months. I was on progestin-only pills (mini pills) but didn't react well to those and was on my period every other week, so I stopped taking them. Once you have a clot, you can't be on any regular birth control so options are limited for me.

      Definitely talk with your doctor about what options you have!

  4. ewei319 says:

    This scares me because I am on Yaz/birth control because I almost died from a ruptured ovarian cyst! I will definitely talk to my doctor soon about if there are other options.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      One of my friends had a ruptured ovarian cyst, it was so scary! I'm glad you're alright. Definitely speak with your doctor as soon as possible!

  5. Blanca says:

    All birth control pills carry some risk of blood clots but what makes Yazmin, Yaz, and Ocella different from others is the synthetic estrogen hormone that it uses. So yeah, I definitely wouldn't shy away from birth control pills. You can also look at progestin only birth control which carries less risks for blood clots since it does not have estrogen. And there's always hormone free. Caitlin, in one of your previous articles, you said you couldn't get an IUD because you were too young. I don't know who was responsible for telling you that but that is incorrect. I'm 19 and was in the process of getting the Mirena IUD but wasn't able to because of a yeast infection. I'm going to get it placed two months from now. I would recommend speaking with another OB/GYN for a second opinion on the Paragard IUD because many do not know that you don't have to have been previously pregnant in order to get an IUD (a common misconception). It's a worthwhile shot because they are so effective!!!

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I was on progestin only pills last year, but did not have good reactions to it. I went to several doctors right after this happened that told me I could not get an IUD. A lot of health care professionals just won't do it, but this past year learned that I am finally able to get one. I'm still working out the details, but hopefully it will happen soon.

    2. ervjw says:

      I have never had children, but I had a PE last year. I went to a new obgyn, and they inserted Paragard the next week. I am only 25. I'd get a second opinion! It's effective, you don't notice it, and best of all — no hormones!!

  6. Maura - Rider University says:

    It is really scary that a pill advertised to get young women's attention is so risky and dangerous. Obviously the company knew of this and still put it on the market; what people will do for money is DISGUSTING.

    My sociology teacher told me the story of the Ford Pinto. They set up the whole assembly line and made a demo before starting production. They found that if the car was hit in the rear at a peed over 35 mph, the gas tank would explode and the car would go up in flames. To solve this, they just needed to coat the gas tank in rubber.

    Ford actually had two calculations done- how much it would cost to completely re do their assembly line and put in the new rubber coating, and how much it would cost to pay the lawsuits attributed to the deaths.

    Apparently it was cheaper to pay the lawsuits, so the car went into production.

    We need stricter regulations-things that have a high likelyhood of harming the consumer should not be allowed on the shelves, period.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      It's really frustrating that they try to cover everything up. The truth is they'll most likely end up settling all of these lawsuits because they have the money to do it, but these pills need to be taken off the shelf until they're made safe enough.

  7. How scary! I just read your article after reading a related story on The Huffington Post about how the FDA says the benefits outweigh the risks. I think a pulmonary embolism is a risk I am unwilling to take. I am completely against birth control, because I find it unnatural and dangerous. I think that there are safer ways to prevent unplanned pregnancy. I am glad that you're alright and I too can relate to the chest pain panic. I was hospitalized for a heart problem, and although now I am in much better condition, I have anxiety attacks when my heart rate goes up. On a lighter note, here's to having long, healthy lives ahead of us!

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      The benefits definitely do not outweigh the risks, and it makes me so mad that they say that. The anxiety thing is really frustrating, it's like any little pain I get sends me into a panic. I hope you and your heart are doing well!

  8. Aly says:

    I had a crazy instance similar to yours. I contracted ecoli from spinach and was in the ICU for a couple of weeks. We sent sample of my blood to the CDC but they never released a warning about the spinach, I was shocked. The government needs to do more to ensure the things they say are okay are actually okay.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I'm so sorry to hear that! It's stories like this that the FDA needs to be more aware of.

  9. Samantha says:

    Just last October, I was in the hospital for a week because I had SEVERAL pulmonary emboli– all a result from taking birth control pills. I had no idea that oral contraceptives could be so dangerous. I was a normal, very fit (ran everyday, watched what I ate, etc) 20 year old so this health issue was quite a shock. I was so fortunate to have symptoms (severe chest pain, leg pain). If I hadn't woken up in the middle of the night paralyzed in pain and unable to breathe normally, I may have died. Even still to this day it's hard for me to comprehend just how serious my situation was. Honestly, I miss being on birth control and having the extra protection while having sex, but my health is more important to me, and I will never go on the pill again.

    1. Katie Garrity - North Central College says:

      I can completely relate. I try not to think too deeply into just how close I came to not being around anymore, but sometimes, you just have to. I definitely miss being on birth control and having to be just that more careful when having sex, but in the long run, you're completely right, it's worth the extra hassle to still be alive.

    2. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      It's so scary, I know. I always think back to if I hadn't woken up, what would have happened? Life is a lot different now and will always be, but I'd much rather had to be more careful and deal with the terrible periods I get than be dead.

  10. JanJan says:

    Although not everyone on Yaz or Yazmin has side effects, I'm completely astounded at how many women have! I can't believe that this even hit the markets! I was on Yaz myself for a few months, and it threw me into a complete depression that it took a while to get out of. It was the first brand of the pill I had ever been on, so I didn't realize that the symptoms were so severe. Although I'm horrified as to the extent of this pill's effects, I'm glad that the dangers are getting the attention they deserve.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      It really is amazing. I loved being on Yaz and didn't have any side effects until I ended up in the hospital, which is why I was so shocked.

  11. Guest says:

    Six months ago from the other day my best friend was taken off life support after suffering a pulmonary embolism, days before this she went to the doctor complaining of chest pain. The doctor, a woman, told her it was only muscle strain and gave her a prescription for a pain killer. Two days later she was in a coma in the hospital and when she came out she had less than 1 % brain activity. I lost my best friend and since then have switched to non-hormonal b.c. I'm really grateful for the responses that this article has generated and hope that the messages here will someday soon be well known and discussed.

    1. Katie Garrity - North Central College says:

      I'm so sorry to hear your story. Hopefully it can be a wake up call for a lot of people.

    2. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I'm so sorry about your friend, my thoughts go out to you and her friends and family. I'm glad you decided to make the switch, and hopefully others will take heed as well.

  12. Olivia says:

    I'm on Byaz. Is that the same thing?

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      Beyaz is Yaz with a dose of vitamin B, also produced by Bayer. I haven't heard much about it, but it is within the Yasmin family of birth control pills and by association, I assume it has just as high of a risk.

    2. Olivia says:

      Thank you for your response. Ugh this really sucks. I love my Byaz, but I don't want to die for clear skin and no cramps.

  13. editor says:

    It scares me that so many people just within the CC community have these stories about Yaz/Yasmin. I can only imagine how many other stories are out there.

  14. Amanda says:

    The first B.C pill I was ever on was YAZ, about a week after taking it i started to get really sick, nausea 24/7, shooting back pains, tired all the time, headaches. I was in bed for 3 weeks straight. I never actually thought it could possibly be from my birth control pills. Finally I put two and two together about a month after I had been taking it, I was taken off of it and had to get some tests done to make sure there was no type of damage because of them. Luckily there wasnt. I'm happy I figured it out as fast as I did and that nothing more servere happened.. I hope that everyone that did have health problems because of this pill is doing alright now and hopefully this dreadfull pill will be pulled from the market.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I'm sorry you had a bad reaction Amanda, but good thing you listened to your body. I'm really glad that nothing severe happened to you!

  15. Britt says:

    I was on Yaz for a while myself. I never had any side effects that I was aware of, however it got to be expensive so I stopped. I asked my doctor about the ads on tv and she blew them off, just acting like every medicine had them. It's sad to see that so many women have dealt with issues because of this. :( I went on a generic brand named Kariva but I dealt with feeling little emotion, bad migraines and extreme hunger. I've gained 20 pounds from it. I've gone off of it. I'm not currently taking anything, it doesn't seem like anything is truly safe.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      A few years ago I could understand doctors being unaware of the issues, but now with so many women having these problems I feel like they all need to be tuned in. Doctors should always be honest with you, especially with side effects. Every pill is going to have side effects, but there are definitely ones that are on the safer side. If you choose to go back on the pill, I hope you find something that doesn't give you those effects like Kariva or worse. Good luck!

  16. Anna says:

    Does anybody know if those side effects extend to Yasminelle? I'm currently taking it and, here in Portugal, there was no warning about the pills from the Yasmin family.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      Yasminelle is also produced by Bayer and contains the same synthetic hormone, drospirenone, that is in Yasmin and Yaz, which appears to be the link in these increased risks. I would speak with your doctor about the risks and other options.

  17. K.T. says:

    I took Yasmin a few years ago due to having multiple ovarian cysts. Within 2 weeks of starting the medication I lost over 10 lbs due to severe nausea. It also caused me to become extremely depressed. I began to have suicidal ideations, and thankfully I told someone. As soon as I stopped taking it- all the symptoms went away. I hear many horror stories about Yaz/Yasmin – something needs to be done.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      That's terrible, I'm glad you stopped taking it when you realized something was wrong! It's so scary how quickly they can affect someone.

  18. Christine says:

    My friend's sister died from Yaz. She started having multiple seizures and then went into a coma for a few months before she passed. This birth control pill needs to be taken off the market.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I am so sorry to hear about this Christine.

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  19. Cara says:

    Some people,especially caucasian people in North America, have a clotting disorder called Factor V Leiden. (Look it up on wiki if you're curious.) People with factor V Leiden clot much more easily than people without the disorder, but people with factor V Leiden usually have normal, healthy lives until a (sometimes) life-threatening clot appears and they learn they have the disorder. Then they have to be on blood thinners for the rest of their lives.

    Please don't be scared about hormonal birth control. Obviously, I can't diagnose anyone over the internet, but it's my suspicion that many women with embolisms caused by hormonal birth control have this pre-existing condition, although they probably weren't aware of it when they started taking the hormones.

    Although hormonal birth control will SLIGHTLY increase your risk of a clot, if you are a normal person, pregnancy will DEFINITELY increase your risk of a clot.

    Women with factor V Leiden should not take hormonal birth control, and pregnancy is even riskier than hormonal BC.

    All this to say: figure out what's right for you, and don't be scared. My family has no history of clotting disorders, and I've been on hormonal birth control for 6 years.

    Maybe Bayer should require testing for factor V Leiden instead of simply pulling Yaz. It seems to work well for many women, and factor V Leiden testing would help prevent many health problems.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      While this disorder does exist, many of the women that are having the increased risks caused by Yasmin and Yaz don't have it. I was tested multiple times, as well as several members of my family, and none of us tested positive for factor V Leiden.

      Factor V Leiden isn't the cause of the increased risk in blood clots for women taking Yasmin and Yaz. The pills are unsafe and the statistics are coming out to prove it. All birth control pills carry some risk, but the ones Bayer are manufacturing carry a six-fold increase in risk for blood clots.

  20. Jessica Kelly says:

    If you have had similar side effects from yaz please read this article. The FDAs new safety warnings are not reactive the very dangerous consequences many women have suffered from this drug.

    Jessica Kelly

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      Thanks for the link! I can't believe they ruled to keep it on the market. It's so frustrating.

  21. Alison says:

    I had multiple pulmonary emboli a little over a year ago, and the episode occurred while I was taking these birth control pills. Granted, I also have a Factor V Leiden mutation which puts me at greater risk for clotting, but the combination of the Factor V mutation AND the birth control pills was a perfect storm and almost killed me. I completely understand what you mean about freaking out every time you have chest pain; whenever I so much as feel a twinge of pain in my chest, I nearly start crying. The physical and emotional repercussions have been massive, and I'm glad people are finally taking notice of this problem with certain birth control pills.

    1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

      I'm so sorry to hear about this Alison! I'm glad you survived, that's terrifying that you have Factor V Leiden and were on these pills. Did you find out you had it after you had the pulmonary emboli? I know a lot of women aren't diagnosed until after something like this happens. The anxiety is definitely one of the worst things, it's not fun living in constant fear.

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  22. […] week, Bayer has been under fire with the Food and Drug Administration for its birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. The […]

  23. Riva says:

    Please do not exaggerate the dangers of Yaz. They are not high. Taking Yaz carries roughly the same level of risk of blood clog as taking other birth control pills. The difference between Yaz and other forms of birth control is that the minor difference in risk is statistically significant enough to be reported. I, like many others, take Yaz specifically because of the low hormone levels. I cannot take any other kind of birth control. I need Yaz. Do not scare girls away from birth control by criminalizing this product.

    1. ervjw says:

      Try ParaGard — IUD with no hormones at all, and it's as effective as getting your tubes tied. Any birth control with hormones has a significant ability to give you a blood clot.

  24. HLadd says:

    I was on Yaz for a very short period of time and had a kind of psychotic episode. I was thinking like a crazy person. I thought I was homeless and that I was living in the model unit of my condo building because people felt sorry for me, when I actually own the damn condo. I thought my husband worked for the Church of Scientology literally only because I walked by one of their churches and made that connection (he works for an HR company). I was fearful and I knew my thoughts were not normal. As soon as I went off the Yaz I felt back to normal. Yaz is scary stuff!!! Don't take Yaz!!

  25. ohiogal says:

    I just got out of the hospital from having pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. I was extremely fortunate to live through it. I was on Ocella for 5 months for extreme PMS symptoms, doc recommended these b/c I am in my late 40s and they were low estrogen. I even specifically asked about clotting risk, as my father had heart disease, and she said it was less than other pills. Boy was she wrong on all counts. Now I am recovering–still short of breath, have a constant, dull headache and alternatively wonder if I'm throwing a clot again (still have big clot in leg) or if coumadin level is off and I'm about to hemmorage. I had 2 pregnancies and was on other BC pills earlier in life with no problems. Very fit, slender, run/walk 4 miles a day 6x a week, eat well–the cardiac nurses and docs all said the Ocella was the culprit. I had no other risk factors. Scary. I was so close to dying.

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  27. lisa says:

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  28. Alisha says:

    I had a DVT two blood clots in my lungs from ova birth control patch at the age of 24. Which was 2 years ago

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  29. LisaJ says:

    There is a class action lawsuit against Yaz….anyone who says it's NOT dangerous is an idiot! I have a young, strong, otherwise completely healthy friend who suffered a stroke after taking Yaz for 6 weeks. The doctors directly link it to her taking Yaz. No, she doesn't smoke.

    All birth control pills are known to have high risk factors for stroke and DVT. The risk for Yaz is proven to be increased SEVEN fold, due to the manufactured/artificial hormone in it.

    If you believe otherwise, you're completely in denial.

    1. Little one says:

      All birth controls carry the risks of DVTs and PEs. There's been some speculation that Yaz and Yasmin may have a little higher risk but everyone has to remember as with all medications it's risk vs benefits. Some (like me) have taken Yaz/Yasmin with no probs while some was unfortunate to develop a clot. Also the risk of developing clots when you are pregnant is A LOT higher than taking any form of birth controls.

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  30. Grace Ramiah says:

    My daughter 26 was on yaz for a year. she was a healthy person, until she took the pill. She began to experience severe headaches, tingling sessions in her fingers, pinched nerve on her shoulders. She visited the chiro,her condition worsened.She had anxiety attacks and her doctor wanted to refer her to a psychologist.She had severe pains on her neck .She had problems swollowing, panic attacks , could not sleep. I had to nurse her for over 4 weeks. After we stopped the Yaz many of her symptoms disappeared and she is still recovering by the ‘grace’ of God. The yaz should be off the market in view of its serious side effects and damage to the body.It is sad for so many women to go through this.

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  31. @2BIGTWEET says:

    I have taken many kinds of birth control during my twenties and have never had any issues with them. In my mid 30's my GYN gave me a prescription for YAZ and within two-three weeks, I landed in the ER.

    I was experiencing chest pains esp. when taking deep breaths and thought immediately it was connected to the birth control pills because I was in perfect health before taking them. I had called my GYN and she immed. fit me into her schedule but during the appointment assured me it most likely was not the YAZ because I was only on it for less than a month.

    I had always liked my GYN but after she made that statement, I lost my faith in her as a doctor. We all know that people can die after taking one of anything, if something has the propensity for serious side effects, why couldn't it affect you within days or weeks? I thought I was having a heart attack. After she examined me she concluded I should go straight to the ER.

    The ER ran an expensive electrocardiogram, then an MRI. The ER doctor stated I cleared both tests. Then they took a simple inexpensive blood test which came back showing I had developed a condition called 'Pleurisy'.

    Right now at this very moment approx. 12 years later, my left lung still hurts. Taking YAZ for a couple of weeks has changed me forever. My left lung is a constant reminder of what YAZ did to me. Also how the hospital will keep a patient waiting for 30 minutes to take an MRI, while they could have taken my blood. My blood test came back in about 10 minutes showing the problem. It just shows you how screwed up the American Healthcare System is. The negligence and the waste of money. Taking a massive imaging xray test that costs approx. $1500.00 and is not good for your health when the hospital should have FIRST taken the more inexpensive blood test.

  32. Birthcontrol pills do not only kill by causing thrombosis and lungembolism throught the artificial pseudo-oestrogens, but also kills causing breastcancer. Stopping ovulation with artificial pseudo-hormones telling the brain: " we are pregnant", so thgere is no FSH. Without follicel stimulating hormon there is no ovulation, without ovulation there is no corpus luteum, without the corpus luteum there is no PROGESTERON, without PROGESTERON you are OESTROGEN-DOMINANT, being OESTROGEN-DOMINANT one out of seven women in the uSA and Europe becomes sick of BREASTCANCER. We have many cases in our medical center. But the profit of the industry comes first, the health of the women does not count. So we have to consider that all fake (patented) pseudo-hormones should be avoided. One out of seven is an unacceptable epidemic iatrogen caused breastcancer sickness!

    1. Crusade says:

      Your wrong! Birth control pills do kill unless you be taking Yaz or yasmine don't talk on it! I did.. I suffered a P.E. and a DVT in 2010 from Yaz the doctors were literally telling me I was dying at 28 yrs old when i was admitted.I have never smoked and i was not on any other Medications, also I ovulated for all 32 months I was on it and that was the purpose of it. I was on it to curve the symptoms of PCOS!! Not to prevent pregnancy I understand your reasoning but do not use you try to spread the word of breast cancer to take away from the truth.

  33. Kay says:

    I have a pulmonary embolism for four years now, the only unusual thing is that It has reoccurred, I have gone through a few surgeries and it has reformed even when im taking hepren and other blood thinners can any of you give me suggestions to the type of surgeries you have been through and the medication you are on, I look Yaz in Septmember of 2009 and I only too it for one month. Currently I am taking Arixtra and Plavix daily and I have been on that for two years now, Recently though I have another blood clot forming in my lower lobe in my lung.

  34. Sarah says:

    Caitlin, So sorry to hear of what Yaz did to you! I also suffered severe health problems while taking Yaz. I collapsed in the parking lot of my college apartment and had to be taken to the ER. It has taken me over 3 years and I am still suffering health effects and no able to work full time. I went from a perfectly healthy young woman to one who is suffering every day because of what this pill did. I wish I had never taken it and I pray every day that other women and girls will not go through this. It needs to be taken off the market and Bayer should be held accountable!! There are now over 200 deaths linked to Yaz in the US alone with many other women suffering.

  35. Amanda says:

    wow i just started yaz and last night i was up from 2 till 7am barfing my guts out, couldnt even hold down my own saliva.. i called teleheath and they told me to go to the hospital but i just finaly fell asleep , i woke up and im still feeling sick, i cant eat on it unless i force myself and ive been having abdominal pains (not severe). To top all this off, I dont beleive in birth control and my doctor pretty muc'h forced me into it, wouldnt adress any of my problems unless i agreed to go on birth control telling me all these "great" things that come from it. So i find out now that my doctor has endangered my life.. How do i sue my doctors pants off cause this is rediculos.

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  37. anisah says:

    im on yaz and ive had a head ach for almost three months now :'( there gwtting worse and i do have blood clots tht run in the family and i do have a history of heart problems not to long ago and now i hear 33 girls are dead from this shit ! this is starting to get a lil bit to much

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