Re: What does the BCP help w/peri?
Well, I took Yaz for three months for peri symptoms. Initially, I felt a sense of relief. I had been suffering with peri symptoms for over a year and I was in pretty bad shape. The hardest thing for me was the mood swings and anxiety that could turn into almost a rage. My relationships were suffering. I didn't want to take hormones, but I was desperate.
Anyhow- like I said, initially I really did feel relief. However, it didn't turn out to be the cure all I had hoped for. I really hate to tell you this, but I also noticed hair loss.
Recently (a month ago) I added Lexapro, 10mg, which has made a HUGE difference, so I stopped the Yaz about a week ago after the cycle was done. I go to the doc in a couple weeks, and I plan to tell her I'm just going to stick with Laxapro for now, unless a bunch of symptoms start bothering me. The hair loss on the Yaz really ticked me off- as I don't need to feel worse about my aging looks than I already do, lol.
I've learned here that everyone is different -- you may have a completely different experience-- so you need to find what works for you. We have to be our own human guinea pigs..... which can be very frustrating and scary.
Good luck, keep us posted.