Yasmin Heart Palpatations, Pain in the Left Arm, British Medical Journal, Potassium Levels, Drospirenone
Hi there, I have been on Yasmin for over 1 year now, and I have noticed multiple side effects with this pill, I DO NOT recommend any woman to take it without considering the 'serious' side effects first. I am a 32 year old mother of two, who mainly takes ... more »
Hi there, I have been on Yasmin for over 1 year now, and I have noticed multiple side effects with this pill, I DO NOT recommend any woman to take it without considering the 'serious' side effects first. I am a 32 year old mother of two, who mainly takes the pill due to heavy monthly periods. I had been taking Ovranette, however, my GP changed me to Yasmin, convincing me this was a newer pill with less side effects. After the first weeks of taking Yasmin, I started to feel better, with the mood swings from the previous pill gone! After about a month however, I began to develop heart palpitations; as time went by they began lasting longer and longer, for around 10 - 15 minutes at a time. It was horrible, and I could not breathe at the time. My asthma came back (which I did not suffer since I was 7 years old), and my temperature kept dropping to hypothermic (below 35 degrees). I just suffered a blood clot in the index finger, which caused pain in the left arm and left side of chest. I attended the GP who still maintains Yasmin was not the cause, and I should carry on taking it! She will not prescribe another pill. Of course, with the amount of lawsuits in USA and Canada with regard to Yasmin, I have stopped it. Before I took the Yasmin, I researched it on the internet, and found the side effects to be normal, as with every other pill, however be warned - Yasmin is fairly new to the market, and long-term research has not been carried out in regard to its serious side effects. Just look up Yasmin's name in the USA/Canada, (YAZ), and you will see the amount of lawsuits against Bayer (the manufacturer). Even the British Medical Journal have carried out studies, and maintains that women who take Yasmin are significantly prone to serious side effects such as thromboembolism, than to any other pill on the market. Yasmin has within it a chemical known as 'drospirenone,' which enhances the potassium levels in the body; the side effects of which are blood clots, embolism, stroke, or even death, in otherwise healthy individuals. PLEASE consider this before you take this pill.