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Was taking femodene for birth control. Now taking yasmin. Painful breast. Stop yasmin? Other method?

hi, im 28years old female, never been pregnant. i have been sexually inactive for 4 years, and stopped using birth control pills. i was on Femodene then moved to Yasmin, and back to Femodene for about 5 years. now im on Yasmin and my breasts are extremely painful. should i stop this pill and try find Femodene again or should i look at other methods of birth control? what other methods are available to me?

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Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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Thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.

Yasmin is a combined OCP with a newer progesterone drospirenone whereas Femodene contains gestodene. Both are equally effective. Drospirenone is a newer progesterone and is said to be devoid of the androgenic effects of other progesterones. However the acceptability of a OCP varies among different individuals.

Since you had been on hormonal oral contraceptives for a long time (5 years), you can opt for IUD copper T which is non hormonal. The other option is sub dermal implants that contain progesterone. You should consult your gynecologist regarding this as he/she can decide the most suitable option for you.

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Was taking femodene for birth control. Now taking yasmin. Painful breast. Stop yasmin? Other method?

Hi. Thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic. Yasmin is a combined OCP with a newer progesterone drospirenone whereas Femodene contains gestodene. Both are equally effective. Drospirenone is a newer progesterone and is said to be devoid of the androgenic effects of other progesterones. However the acceptability of a OCP varies among different individuals. Since you had been on hormonal oral contraceptives for a long time (5 years), you can opt for IUD copper T which is non hormonal. The other option is sub dermal implants that contain progesterone. You should consult your gynecologist regarding this as he/she can decide the most suitable option for you. I hope this is useful to you.