Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Have you ever paid attention to the Yaz birth control commercials? You know, the ones where the group of women are sitting around chatting about their birth control?
Okay, so now that you know which one I'm talking about, have you ever paid close attention to the side effects?
Less serious side effects include freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, or loss of scalp hair;changes in weight or appetite, swelling of your hands or feet; and vaginal itching or discharge.
If that wasn't bad enough, the website for a yaz attorney taking part in the class action lawsuits against the manufacturers of this drug provides information on the more serious side effects that include sudden numbness or weakness, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches; and stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice.
These symtoms often lead to a diagnosis of blood clots, stroke, and heart attack along with gall bladder disease and pancreatitis.
Then you have the last, but most definitely not least: SUDDEN DEATH.
Terrifying! If you take Yaz birth control and experience any of these symptoms, you should visit your doctor right away.
Unless, of course, it's the last, most final symptom and then you can't but which, frankly, is enough to keep me taking them anyway.