Yasmin Ibs Symptoms, Feeling Sick All the Time, Iud, Food Intolerance, Contraceptive Device
This is a bit of an answer for birth control queen.... About ten years ago i was taking cilest and had severe IBS symptoms - I had lots of tests and did an exclusion diet which lasted about 12 weeks before the doc concluded that he could find no ... more »
This is a bit of an answer for birth control queen....
About ten years ago i was taking cilest and had severe IBS symptoms - I had lots of tests and did an exclusion diet which lasted about 12 weeks before the doc concluded that he could find no reasonable cause and that perhaps I was intolerant to fibre (the idea of eating white bread still disgusts me!). Anyway he did always say that he could link the problems of IBS with my menstrual cycle, but then he was not a gynie...
I never really questioned it before but my symptons of IBS cleared up about 2 years later, after I'd finished some big exams and finished a stressful relationship, so I just figured it was down to stress.
I've recently been having tests for endometriosis, which my gynie said probably account for the IBS symptoms I'd had... He is a fantastic professor, who specialises in endometriosis and he was happy to give me an IUD... I know that in Europe this is seen as a really bad contraceptive device, but I've never had any problems on it and it does not have any hormones in it at all. Recently he convinced me that I should try taking Yasmin for the pain that I get during the month.... Contrary to what a few of my friends experienced I had no extra pain as a result of the IUD - yasmin, however, made me have a month long period (i'm on my second packet), cry all the time and now I've redeveloped the IBS symptoms - feeling sick all the time with a feeling like a rock in my stomach, unsure of what to eat that will not affect me. I've just woken up with a big rash on my back too, which is usually a classic sign of a food intolerance.
My doc recommended that i give yasmin 3 months to settle down, but that was after the prolonged bleeding - there's no way that i'm going to go through the IBS symptoms again - any doctor can only guess at what causes it and none are really prepared to look at the connection with taking the pill in my experience.
I can highly recommend the IUD i've got (i can't remember what brand/make it is, but it's a small white plastic one without hormones - i'm sure your doc will know which one!)... For mood swings my partner agrees that agnus castus seems to be the best cure - if you're in oz / nz then great as the best makes are there, get it in liquid form - it makes you feel normal again and not like a complete psycho.
I don't have any answers for libido - endometriosis is not the best thing for sex drive... but hopefully some of wittering is useful!
I have just one question - have most of you who have stopped taking yasmin done so midmonth without any more horrid side effects??