Health Problems After Yasmin Birth Control?

Updated on April 25, 2009
M.S. asks from Manhattan, KS
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Just curious if this has effected anyone else...I saw a commercial last night for a lawyer who was searching for people who had any number of health issues after being on Yasmin birth control. (I know some of these are probably hoaxes...but this one hit home) One of these issues was gall bladder disease. I was on Yasmin when I was much younger. I also had to have my gall bladder removed in my early 20's. As far as I know, that was a common birth control at that time. It is so scary to think of how things can effect you down the line!

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answers from St. Louis on

Not anything with me personally besides that when I was on BC it made me a witch, hormones were crazy!

I am a health advocate & a Christian, so I figured I'd throw in some info on both. :)

I would NEVER under any circumstance take BC again, nor would I allow my daughter (if I had one). It is synthetic hormones controlling your body. This stuff does effect you down the line, it stays in your system for a while, disrupting your bodies unique own cycle. I was "put" on it to regulate my cycle as a teenager. Knowing what I know now, it was POOR nutrition & eating habits that caused these problems. Too much refined food & chemical additives, & not enough whole foods. Menstruating females should take a great multivitamin (Vita Lea w/ iron), GLA, B complex, Calium/Magnesium/Vitamin D (Osteomatrix), & some Energizing Soy Protein. This will give a healthy foundation & the cramps will be gone! (Calcium is a natural muscle relaxer).

Not to mention that all BC is hostile to fertilized eggs. So if you are pro-life, you need to do research on this on your own. I did. Not all doctors truly know the facts. I was deceived.

My friend was also on that ring thing & she had to have it taken out. It really messed her up. Bleeding & wacky moods.


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answers from Kansas City on

I don't have any experience with any of the pills but I had Mirena for a year and had horrible side effects from it. so I would check it out more and honestly I was told by my doctor supposedly my symptoms weren't caused by the birthcontrol but yet i've gotten a whole lot better since having it removed. so go with your gut and check things out or get a second opinion.



answers from Kansas City on

I had to have my gall bladder removed 5 months after I had my first baby. The doctor at the time told me that it is very common for young women to have this problem right after having a baby. I was not on any form of the pill until after my baby was born so there is no possible way that my gall bladder problems could have been related to the pill. I would be careful jumping to the conclusion that the pill you were on was what caused you to have gall bladder problems. It could have been caused by your diet, the amount of pain meds you took, hormones in general or lot of other things. It is possible that what caused your problems was simply being put on birth control too early before your hormones had a chance to stabilize themselves naturally.



answers from Springfield on

Wow, I've never heard of that, and that's the type I have been on for several years. I've never had any problems with it. I have actually stopped taking it for the past few months (insurance issues) and I've noticed some changes, and not for the better, that make me want to start taking it again.



answers from Kansas City on

I had a terrible response to Yasmin, but luckily everything seemed to return to normal a few months after I stopped.
We look at "The pill" as so benign...but honestly, these things can be really dangerous for some people. I've known more than 1 young woman who had strokes from ocps (oral contraceptive pills). You really have to weigh benefits and possible risks of everything you take...and that is what your medical providers should be doing as well (and what they are trained to do).



answers from Wichita on

I, personally, don't have any experience with Yasmin. But, I have had to have my gall bladder removed. I had my daughter in September (several years ago) and in October I had to have my gall bladder removed. It wasn't even 6 weeks after my daughter's birth, so I wasn't even taking BC yet. So I have to agree with the other post, I don't know for sure that your gall bladder issues would be caused by the BC. Not saying that it couldn't happen, but you may need to look at all possibilities. Good luck - I, too, struggle with BC options (I'm using Mirena and dislike it very much for several reasons)

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