Question on switching from Yasmin to Loestrin

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Registered: 11-25-2010
Question on switching from Yasmin to Loestrin
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 10:40am

Hi, I'm a healthy 38 year old. I take Yasmin continuously so that I can avoid

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Registered: 07-07-1998
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 11:24am

You might be surprised at the difference it could make. Some preparations have a slower release of hormones as well as lower doses, so different combination pills can affect you differently. Personally, I seem to be more sensitive to progesterone and it's synthetics, so if I were going back on the pill, I might choose one with a lower dose of it. If you're concerned about how such a slight tweak in doses will help you, I would discuss those concerns with your doctor. They are obligated to explain to you how each hormone works and why they're prescribing them to you. Good luck! I hope that it works out and you get some relief. :)



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Registered: 11-25-2010
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 7:44am

Thanks!

Well I'm officially on day 3 of Loestrin 24. I talked to my doc and got a second opinion just to be sure before doing it. (okay, I felt bad about how many times I called the nurses at my doc's office and called another) Now it is just a matter of being patient, which I admit I'm horrible at. Woke up with sore "ladies" this morning. I took some Advil and am trying not to dwell on it. I really hope this helps; I don't want this breast issue to slow me down!

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Registered: 07-07-1998
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 10:21am
I hope it works for you and you get the relief you're after!