I am a 24yr old white female. 5ft 185lbs. with a body fat % of 32. So physically I'm pretty healthy. I have been taking the Norgestrel for 3 years stopping for 6 months due to financial crisis. I started back up on it 3 months ago and every month when I have 1 week left of white pills I start experiencing cramps on a scale of 7.5 out of 10. Which last that whole week of white pills. Then, when I do have my period there are no cramps and it is a medium/heavy flow for 3 days. This never happened before in the 3 years I have been taking it. I am on the pills for regulating flow and managing PMDD. Every month the cramps are getting worse and worse. I've told my doctor about it but she keeps saying that I just have gas. I'm sorry but no, I know the difference. I'm hoping someone might have an idea. Any insight is welcome. Thank you!
I have been on on Yasmin, then Yaz, & now Beyaz for years. Yaz & Beyaz have been my favorites, especially because they're both 24/4 day pills, which means I don't have a whole week of placebo pills, only 4 days. Thus, my period has been very light (even skips sometimes) and shorter than with the 21/7 pills with a full week of placebo.
Anyway, since you also mentioned PMDD, Yaz was specially formulated to help alleviate PMDD. You may want to research it--there are generics for Yaz, such as Gianvi, so you won't have to pay out, either. Perhaps you could talk to your doctor about trying it... best!
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