I am a 13 year old girl born April 12th, 1998. African American, 5'2, 118 lbs, 36C-25-38.
My mother gave birth to me at extreme preterm birth. I was born at risk for numerous medical problems and a great risk of mortality and morbidity. I was born at 25 weeks weighing just one pound. Luckily, I was born with no birth deficiencies, disabilities or impediments in growth and mental development.
I had NONE of the following health problems that some premature infants have: cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, gastrointestinal problems, mental retardation, vision or hearing loss.
I had breathing problems but nothing too serious. I had the following conditions at birth: intestinal atresia and intestinal obstruction (air pockets). The doctors performed three deep surgeries in my lower-abdomen.
Now, on with the present. I got my period 3 months after I turned 9 years old. Since then, my periods have been very irregular. To be honest, I've only had about 13 periods since then. My last period was January 2010 and let me tell you, it was HEAVY. It lasted 19 days and it was heavy enough making me change my pad almost every hour. One day, in class, I got up and my chair was SOAKED. The guys thought it was paint since everybody was working on a project that involves paint. The blood was a bit dried out but wet enough to look like blood. Thank God I was wearing Lululemon pants. You know how school is 6 hours? I changed my pad 8 times in those 6 hours. Sucks to be me, right?!
I've been going to an endocrinologist for the past 5 months. I got tested for everything. Progesterone (normal), estrogen (low-normal), testosterone (high - 8.6 ), DHEA-S (high - 7.1) , etc. A month ago, I had a Cortisol ACTH stimulation test and I experienced NONE of the side effects it sometimes gives. A week ago, I went to my ENDO and her and my GYNE-CO decided to prescribe me Yasmin 28 for my severe hirsutism, irregular periods, enlarged ovaries and follicles. My mom is still questioning the idea of going to the pharmacy and getting it after seeing a report on it on the news 4 days ago. During the past three days, all I've been doing on my laptop is reading reviews from women that have used Yasmin/Yaz. Most of them have had great benefits and experienced no side effects (even 10 years later), some had great benefits and experienced side effects 7-12 months later, and some experienced side effects 1 week later.
I know I'm only 13 but I am very concerned with what I'm hearing about depression/anxiety issues, chest/leg pains, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, heart palpitations etc. Anyone who has used Yasmin or Yaz, what advice would you give in my case? Yes, including my prematurity (if that even matters)
I'm not selfish so, I'd love to hear about your experience with this pill. Good or bad. All benefits, no benefits. All cons, no cons. Doesn't matter. I'm all ears
I am very mature for my age and I don't like kidding around. I'm here for some serious answers.
All help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you SO much! Honestly <3 (L)
Birth control pills are a very good option for controlling heavy periods and many woman benefit from them.Regarding the side effects any pill can cause side effect to any individual and it entirely depends on the persons body response.
Usually the side effects are present for initial 3 months of use and then subside but if any effect is bothersome then you should consider seeing your Gynaecologist for change.But it is a good option to have pills for such heavy periods as they can lead to anemia and fatigue.
Hope it helps,
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