YAZ - Unsure
So, I've never been on birth control. I want to start the pill pretty much for the sole purpose of pregnancy prevention - I don't have bad PMS, I don't have bad acne, and I don't get the worst cramps in the world. Once in a while my cramps are pretty bad, but they've never been consistently bad enough for me to want to take medication for them.
I consider myself a naturalist and am leery about most medications to begin with, so starting the pill is big deal for me. I had a gyno. appointment today (my first one ever) and discussed my desire of starting the pill with my doctor. He said that Yaz would be a good choice and gave me three months of samples packs for free.
Now, with all of the hype about Yaz and the recent "correction commercials" that Bayer has put out, I'm VERY nervous about taking Yaz, even though my doctor was raving about it. I was hoping that there were some women out there, who are or were on Yaz, who could share their testimonials with me.
Would Yaz be right for me - considering what I want to get out of the pill? Especially considering it's my first time using the pill? Should I just try the samples (after all, they were free) and if I experience any problems switch to something else? Has anyone had either great or awful experiences with Yaz you'd be willing to share with me? Are there any side effects I should be worried about? Would anyone recommend a different brand of the pill that might be better suited for my needs?
I know I have a lot of questions, but like I said, I'm very nervous, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!