Yaz and hair loss

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I have been on Yaz for over a year and haven't had a period and hope to not have another one! :) It is very healthy not to have a period due to contraceptives such as these. I was on the Depo shot for 16 years and never had a period during that entire time! I had to stop that because it was causing a little bone-loss, however, with many calcium supplements that is now back to normal. I am a super healthy 35 year old. I have a child.
It has made me lose my period too and extreme hair loss. Quit Yaz Now...it's dangerous!!!
From anxiety to gaining weight, I actually experienced hair loss, white spots on my skin and countless other issues. I personally would not recommend Yaz to anyone, but it all depends on your body. I hope it works out for you though, good luck.
I no longer had menstrual cramps either. The only thing is sometimes I had unpleasant mood swings and I also noticed some hair loss. I stopped taking OTC for about a month and my face started breaking out again(I'm now 29!)...so one of my friends told me I should try Yaz (not yazmin) because it was also supposed to help with moodswings. I don't know if this takes a while to work, but I'm on my third week and my acne has been the worst I've seen in years.
Also to add as a note while on Yaz I also noticed a significant increase in hair loss, along with insane cramps that increased and became more intense with each passing month. It's said that Yaz helps with monthly mood swings, but I'd rather be an insane crazy lady with clear skin a few days each month than an agreeable nice lady hiding in my house because my skin makes me look like a monster!
I was on yaz for 5 months and i had massive hair loss and, no appite, and i got pregnant with my son on the 3rd month on them got a period and following month no period and i found out i was 10 weeks and i was taking the pills correctly!
I had the same thing with the Yaz. I was on Yasmin and switched to Yaz and promptly gained about 5 or more pounds. No problems at all with Yasmin, and I was on it for 5 or more years. I still work out like I did on Yasmin, and I've never eaten a lot, although, the Yaz does make me hungry all the time, and I can't seem to get rid of this bloating. I spot constantly and cramp. I have another friend that is the same way.
I have been on Yaz for 4 months now and it has made my period disappear this month. I was worried that maybe I am pregnant but now after reading about everyone's experience, it looks like this pill is infamous for that. It has also made me experience a marked increase in hair loss which is frightening. I don't want to go bald!! I'm quitting this pill immediately because it is giving me such terrible side effects and so many other women out there are suffering from this pill as well.
The only thing I can link the burning throat, scalp and hair loss and Menstrual Migraines to is that in March 2007, my PCP changed my Oral Contraceptive from Yasmin (been on for years with no problem) to Yaz. I don't know why, but she insisted. A few weeks later my hair began to fall out, I began to cry uncontrollably and have temper outbursts. I had horrible cramps and a very heavy period, both of which I have never had. I called PCP and have her change me back to Yasmin.
My daughter was 16 when she had most of one of her ovaries removed due to a large (benign) cyst. She had a very thick full bodied head of hair before that point. Now it seems she is experiencing extreme hair loss and her hair is very thin. (PS She is also has been taking "Yaz" for about two years. Now at 19 I am very worried about her hair loss . What would be the cause? the surgery, the pill, both?? and what can be done to help.
(I was previously on ortho/lo) I complained then that I thought I was experiencing hair loss. My blood work came back fine. My hair loss has significantly worsened. I went to a derm a few weeks ago who did another round of blood work. Other that anemia (which I have always been) still no thyroid issues. I have lost at least a third of my once thick and full head of hair. I take a an iron supplement, multi-vitamin, biotin, b-12 and started using Rogaine. Nothing has helped?
) The only medications I am currently on are Yaz, a prenatal pill (for my hair) and biotin (for my hair). The hair loss looks as though it is being lost from the middle of my hair; all the way from the front to the back, straight down my part. I have no other hair loss on my body, just my head. There is no family history of celiac disease, although my sister has been diagnosed as being on the border of having hypothyroidism and cysts, as well. Thank you so much for your information.
I have read about symptoms when you stop, too. Many women experience hair loss and lots of irregular bleeding. Anyone have experiences with taking or stopping Yaz that you can share?
My hair was super thick to the point I had to have it thinned whenever I got it cut or it would just bee too much, and it started thinning last fall and even though I didn't get any noticeable bald spots or anything it got so much thicker (my hairdresser says it looks like I lost a third of my hair). I felt just like you, depressed and scared and wondering if and when it would every stop.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
I am noticing a lot of hair loss with this pill as well and it is very worrying. I don't want to go bald!! I also did not get my period this month. Yaz has made my cycle disappear which is NOT a good thing. I think this pill is terrible for all of the side effects and should be off the market. My boyfriend is a doctor and I'm going to tell him never to prescribe this pill to anyone ever!
I was on Junel 1/20 for a couple of years, then went on Yaz for a month last April (I was living in Germany and the doctor ok'd it, even with my questions about health concerns). After going off Yaz, I have never had my period again and hadn't had it before that since February. I (stupidly) did not really think it was an issue until right around Christmas when my mother said I should get it checked out.
I never considered mirena, or, any iud for that matter, could cause weight gain because it does not go into the blood stream. Before this i was using Yaz and was steadily loosing weight on a good eating and exercise plan. I just went today, day 11 and had it removed. Does anyone know how long it will take to loose this weight? I can't believe the amount of weight i have gained in 10 days!! Any suggestions would be great!
changed from Trifeme 28 due to hair loss. My period was due two days ago now and still haven't got them. I was wondering from being on Trifeme for almost 10 years then changing could this cause me to miss a period at all? My body adjusting to the change.. can a missed period occur? Not exactly "trying" to get pregnant these days! So i'm a little worried!
Started Spironolactone for mild acne and facial hair last Feb and noticed some new hair growth on my scalp as well as slight reduction in the few dark hairs on my chin. Because of the spiro I was told I had to go back on the pill. I went on Yaz in April, hated it and got off it in May. Was off pill for a month and then went back on trisprintec in June. Got off trisprintec in Sept because I panicked over the hair loss and thought that was to blame.
I'm sorry for not having more information, I just wanted to drop in and tell you that yes, many women do experience hair loss from bcp and once they stop taking them, it takes about 6 months for the bcp for your system to return to normal and see new growth.
I used to have a lot thicker hair, now it's very fine and relatively thin. After about 5 months being off the pill, the hair loss lessened, but regrowth has never come for me. Hair growth is hormonal so it only makes sense that some people may experience hair loss as a result of altering their hormonal state. Pregnant women often experience hair loss either during or after pregnancy. It does happen, though how to address your situation is always a personal decision.
I have been on ortho-tricyclen lo for over 4 years now and I think its fantastic. I also take spironolactone which helps out with the hair growth/loss. I switched to Yaz for 2 months and I was MISERABLE. I would personally recommend switching.
I was on topamax and I lost A LOT of hair. To the point that I stopped taking it and started using Nioxin shampoo for hair loss. Yes it is the topamax. Sadly it worked great for me until my hair started falling out.
I was fine for 3 yers and just recently started loosing hair again. My ferritin is at 30(little low) so I started taking Iron again and it seamed the hair loss slowed down a little since. In a mid time my GP run a bunch of tests which showed very high ANA's 1:640 and referred me to Rheumatologist for further eval.( All other test like Liver Functions, Urea, Rheumatoid factors, blood counts, white ,red cells and platelets are normal) I have to wait till March to see him. I'm worried sick .
I recently realize that I have had dark hair growth on my back and it is extremely embarrassing I have also noticed that having sex has become a little more painful. I'm worried that I am infertile, and there is something really wrong. I have to add that I don't know much about my mothers health history all I know is she had some endometrial issue. My grandmother had breast cancer and then had uterine cancer.
I started feeling this way after discovering I have PCOS, getting on Metformin, getting off Metformin, getting on birth control (Yaz), not seeing a difference and having increased pains, until eventually having to get on Zoloft. I first tried herbal remedies. I went to Whole Foods (Natural food store) and bought a bottle of Serenity. It seems to help some with sleeping and anxiety. You can find it online or read about it at: www.gaiaherbs.
She has a high C reactive Protein and a low ferritin, and her RDW is high, so she have anemia, iron deficiency and looks like it is related to low Vit B12, low folic acid, or could be a Pernicious anemia. Because of her high C reactive Protein (C-reactive protein measures general levels of inflammation in your body), she must do much more analyses to check what is going on with her, if it's an autoimmune disease, RA, etc.
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Then the hair started to thin drastically (I'd gone off Yaz in mid-January, and know your hair can thin out after stopping bc, but I've gone of bc before, and this was way more drastic; I should note that I actually went off the Yaz because it was giving me heart palpitations, but those went away after stopping it). And then I noticed increased ringing in my ears (I've always had a little bit from time to time). I was on 200 mg plaquinel and doxcycline at this point (for my skin).
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