Brand Name: Examples include BeYaz and Safyral
Generic Name: Ethynodiol/Ethinyl Estradiol (e-thye-noe-DYE-ole/ETH-in-il ess-trah-DYE-ole)
Average Consumer Rating: 1.6 out of 5
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As a birth control, it's great. I've been taking BeYaz for about 8 months and I've never had a pregnancy scare. I was on the depo shot before the pill, but my periods never stopped so I switched. I used to never cry, and have a lot of patience. I feel like this pill has made me crazy because I cry ALL THE TIME now and I get irritated about the smallest things. Not sure it's worth changing how I am.
I've been on the entire family of Beyaz (started with Yasmin, then Yaz, now BeYaz) for the better part of a decade. I've never had any problems at all, but a 5 pound weight gain and the feeling that I don't building muscle like I should with all the weights I lift. But no problems with my mood, sleep, breast tenderness, anxiety, break through bleeding, etc.
Yeah, this pretty much the most terible birth control ever. I am 19 years old and this is my first birth control. At first i thought the side effects were just normal because i didn't know what to expect getting on birth control. But now? i shouldnt be having the same side effects as i was a year ago. I am always on my period and always spot. TERRIBLE
1st Everyone IS different 2nd I have had PMDD since puberty and only have tried one b.c. 8 years before for 1 day and quit, it was horrible. Beyaz; This was an unusual experience, I became pregnant 2 times in 1 year on BeYaz... Never was before. Dr laughed said it was because of the extra folate added, though I am pretty sure it was because of sex. After an amazing year without PMDD symptoms and literally NO period for a year I started having hard/ swollen breasts, back to back double week long periods, and all my other PMDD symptoms returned... Plus ( don't eat ANY fast/fried foods, or drink soda, one pastry a week otherwise fresh made balanced healthy meals 6-7 days a week, snack on vegetables and fruit, work out cardio weights 3-6 hours a week, and have weighed the same amount since I was 14 yr. old/ now in 30s), I gained nearly 40 lbs. in 3 months!!! 🙁 My Gyno won't say it, in fact he put me on the New Name Brand sister pill by the same company, practically exact same formula with .01 same estrogen type difference, must be great vacation givers! and my internal medicine Dr. won't either; But this medicine has started to mess up my thyroid. I hope I caught it in time!!!
I used this pill for about 3 months and had horrible headaches, body pain, and started having panic attacks. At first I didnt connect that it was from the pill and had a bunch of tests run that all came back normal. I decided to stop the pill just to see what happened and all the symptoms went away. Definitely dont recommend this pill!
I have used this pill for under 6 months. I have have had headaches, mood swings,anxiety and slight weight gain. I shouldn't have breakthrough bleeding now but unfortunately do. The only advantages are the protection from pregnancy and increased libido. It was supposed to be almost identical to Yaz, I think not.
5 months in and I still have spotting. My acne isn't any better, PMS is still awful, and now my breasts hurt 24/7.