Re: Yasmin users : some questions...
I'm a Yasmin user, a few years younger than you are, and I had suffered YEARS of pms, mostly in my 20's....I also had regular periods, but very heavy periods. My internist up north in Massachusetts was clueless on this.....she was just condescending and would tell me to cut out salt.
Now, years later there is a condition known as PPDT, or something like that, that is a problem in women with severe PMS. I had also suffered debilitating anxiety attacks, so then my blood pressure would go up, and she wouldn't put me on the pill. She patted me on the head and said, "I'll give you........3....xanax....that's it." Well, gee, thanks. The xanax did nothing for me.
When I moved to Florida, my doctors here were so understanding and kind. First of all, my ob/gyn put me on the pill. I was scared at first telling him the story of the witch doctor up north, but he said don't worry. I was on Levlite-28, a very low dose pill. I was nauseaus, but didn't care. But then it started forming cysts in my breasts that had to be drained. So, I asked for Yasmin.
And I am now taking Zoloft for the terrible anxiety/depression I suffered from for years.
The Yasmin is working fine, I don't have any pms, and I don't have very bad periods anymore. It HAS, however, caused a 10# weight gain in me. Now, I'm VERY active, will either rollerblade 6-9 miles every day, or walk/jog 3 miles, lift weights, eat high fiber, low fat diet, etc., so I know it's the Yasmin. And after my period, my bloat doesn't really dissipate like it should.
I'm going to go off the bcp this summer for 6 months and see if there is any change in my weight. Good luck. Stay off xanax, it numbs you......get a mild anti-depressant if you need one. Not Paxil, that will put tons of weight on too.