this past monday, i had surgery to remove my gallbladder. since saturday, when i was admitted in the hospital, the doctor took me off my birth control for my stay and during the surgery..i am home recovering now and want to know the proper steps to take to begin taking my birth control again? i was at the end of my pack..on the last week, and i am about to refill. should i schedule a visit to my gyno before taking them again?
Did you ever think the Yaz may be a part of why you needed the gallbladder out? I was recently diagnosed with Multiple Gallbladder stones. Something the recently developed within the year I began taking Yaz. I had a CT 1.5 year ago showing nothing, and just this month I have multiple. I do not have the typical fatty/fast food diet that they talk about- I am a health nut if anything. Read the packet info- it states Gallbladder disease as a side effect. Yasmin has also been sited for the same issues.
I just discovered today that there was a link between Yaz and gallbladder disease. I received a letter in the mail from a law firm representing my insurance company asking me to fill out a questionnaire because they show I took Yaz. I knew I took Yaz for only 2-3 months, but I found out today that I took it in the Spring of 2009, and had to have my gallbladder removed November 2010. I began having symptoms soon after taking it, but thought it was Irritable bowel syndrome and tried increasing my fiber, and being careful about my diet. I am fairly fit, not overweight, played tennis on a regular basis, etc. I didn't see a doctor until summer of 2010 when my acid reflux became so severe and double doses of Nexium did not help at all. Ultra sound showed no stones, but when I got the radioactive scan, my gallbladder never showed up. It was functioning at 0%. The tech. told me she had only had that happen 3 times before in 20 years, usually she can perform the second half of the scan because with gallbladder disease, most people are functioning at some percent. Mine was completely dead. So, after that scan, and the severe pain I was feeling just below my sternum and throughout my abdomen, my gallbladder was removed.
Now that I know it may have been caused by Yaz, I am thinking about joining the many who are filing lawsuits - I am still making payments to pay off the very expensive surgery!
Yaz is poison! I took it ,I was fine got bad headaches,nausea,now I too have gallbladder disease my doc told me take more vitamin b's.They wont admit it's the yaz but ya look into it you'll be surprised.
I had to get my gallbladder removed within a year of taking YAZ due to gallbladder disease. I was 21, not overweight, and I was a healthy eater. Not to mention it made me feel literally insane like I had no control over myself and I almost admitted myself to a psychiatric ward. Do not take this pill... it is bogus that they were even able to put it on the market. I'm currently claiming compensation from Bayer for the gallbladder disease and having to live the rest of my life with the digestive side effects of it.
I took Yaz for 4 years and my gallbladder ruptured and i had to have emergency surgery to remove it and they also found that I had over 20 gallstones in my abdomen! I do have a legal rep and they are gonna pay!
I started yaz after my daughter was born in 2007. i was only on it for 3-4 months and started to get sick. i didn't think anything of it. Then i started to get sick after i ate and at different times. I've always had a touchy stomach but now 2 1/2yrs later i had to have my gallbladder taken out. what is going on.
From what I've read, the theory is that the hormones in birth control pills can increase the cholesterol levels in the bile, which can cause gallstones. Maybe the types of hormones in Yaz cause this more often than other birth control pills.
After all I've heard about it, I decided to go off Yaz, just as a precaution. I never had any side-effects, but I'm worried that I will. I'm hoping the FDA will look more closely at this and come up with some real findings, rather than our having to trust class-action lawyers. Until there are some real scientific findings, doctors aren't going to take this seriously and stop prescribing it (mine didn't think this was any big deal, I had to insist that I wanted to switch).
I started taking Yaz in early 2009. I have been taking it off and on. I started noticing digestive problems and these severe mood swings while on it. Feeling like I was losing my mind. Still didnt put it together. In July I had a ovarian cyst removed and the doc prescribed it for me. I started back taking it in August. Had been on it since, in September I started having gallbladder attacks! CT showed no stones but the Hidascan showed my gallbladder was functioning only at 22%!! Had a CT of my abdomen and pelvis to rule out cancer and other diseases and a EGD to rule out ulcers, gastritis, and other ailments. Then one of my fellow nurses mentioned to me about Yaz causing gallbladder disease! Sure enough I was diagnosed with Billiary Dyskenesia and Cholecystits. Before having my gallbladder finally removed yesterday I was unable to keep any food down for over three weeks. The attacks that would come and go were horrible and I would have to go to the ER and be stuck a minimum or 5 times for an IV site due to dehydration and poor veins!! I have missed a lot of work and flat out suffered with this before realizing all along that it was the gallbladder and after taking Yaz for four months it had caused me all this grief!! Needless to say I feel much better now after the Lap Chole! No pain, nausea, or vomiting after I eat. No nasty mood swings, no feeling like im losing my mind. I am checking into persuing a lawsuit! To help pay for some of the outrageous medical expenses I accrued from this issue, and pain and suffering!
My 15 year old daughter has been on Yaz for 1 1/2 years. She just had her gall bladder taken out in emergency surgery on Christmas Day...she had 10 stones. She is not a bug fatty eater...loves salad! I called gyno after surgery and her response was all birth control can cause gall bladder disease. I want her off Yaz!
I was on Yasmin. I stared taking it when I was 16. I didn't realize I was having symptoms. After a year of being on it I asked my GYN to switch me to something else because it was giving me chronic headaches. After I switched I was a lot more rational, while on Yasmin I thought my reactions were normal, that I was just being more hormonal because I was a teenager. A month later I started having symptomes but didn't think any thing of it. June 2010 I was hospitalized after five days eating dry toast and jello twice a day, being unable to sleep, and not being able to get comfortable. I had Gallstones. Those five days was my body tring to pass a medium sized gallstone. If it had been any larger my Common Bile Duct would have been blocked. I had to have my Gallbladder removed, it was full of Gallstones. Should I pursue a law suit?