My doctor switched me from Yasmin to Errin in April. I've heard that POPs don't prevent ovulation, but I've also heard that they do prevent it. So which is it? I'm extremely confused. I recently took a human anatomy class and my book says that POPs kick in AFTER ovulation, but several websites (I know they're not always reliable) have said that they prevent ovulation. Does it depend on the specific kind you're on?
I'm learning a lot about Errin, which I've been on for four months. I really don't understand why my nurse practitioner put me on it after some of the stuff I've read.
And another thing. Is brown spotting/discharge a normal withdrawal period for being on a POP? I haven't had a "normal" period since June. Just brown spotting today and about a month ago.
The only problem I had while on Yasmin was really bad headaches the week before and the week after my period.
I talked to my mom about it today, and we figured I should go to the doctor to discuss changing the kind I'm on. One website I looked at said you shouldn't take Errin if you have a family history of cancer of the reproductive system, which my grandmother had. So that's why I was wondering why she put me on Errin in the first place. So I definitely think I need to switch to something else. I've noticed a lot of changes in myself since starting Errin, so, even though I had headaches and it's $15 more a month, I think I need to back on Yasmin. Or maybe just try something new altogether.