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I dont know if Dr. Wilson is available but he helped me when I emailed him frantically
about an ultrasound I was scheduled to have of a breast that was throbbing and hurting me. Thank God it came back negative and so did the mammography they took after the negative ultrasound just to be safe. But I still had a few more quick questions for him. Is he available ?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok so thankfully the ultrasound of the left breast and the mammography they took on monday were both negative. they concluded that my lumpy breasts have not changed since the last mammography 9 months ago, and that i must have injured the breast somehow. My questions are regarding the yaz I have been taking. I am 49 and have been taking it for a year, and i get no period on it. I am fine with that. The gyn said it would help manage my weight, and may help with libido too (i have none) i didn't believe her until i went off of it for a month and felt worse. being off of it made me feel like when i was just taking progesterone b/c my blood pressure was a bit high. This happened years ago, but iI remember the feeling well. Can Yaz give me cancer if I am on it too long at my age? At this point i am not using it for birth control, but for the estrogen effect. is that ok ? I am dealing with the night sweats and hot flashes on my own, for some reason i am afraid of stopping the yaz and trying clonodine, does the yaz at this stage of my life present some good effects for me?
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i have not received an answer yet, although it says i have.
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i would like a response in reference to the yaz questions i asked
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i would like a response regarding my use of yaz for the estrogen benefit at age 49 and for the benefit of weight management (which i really have not seen) but i guess my weight would be worse off of yaz.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
Hello -
Sorry I had an emergency - I'm back.
Yaz can not give you cancer.
Yas really does NOT help with weight, it might even put on a couple of pounds.
But, for you for libido - you might be better off with DHEA - which is available over the counter in most vitamin stores, health food stores or pharmacies.
Also, for menopausal symptoms - if the yaz is not working, then stop the yaz, and then try a product (prescription) called clonidine (also known as catapress).
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok. i bought the dhea when you mentioned it on monday.
i was planning to use it and low and behold the mayo clinic came out with this article that dhea causes breast cancer.. and acne i was like what ??
is there any validity to that at 25 mg ? or 75 mgs ?
i saw in the drug store some menopausal vitamins have dhea listed at 75 mgs.
the yaz is there any estrogen benefits or other benefits to staying on it ?
also what are the side effects of the catapress? maybe stop yaz
and go to dhea and black cohorsh ?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
Hello,
There is always a possibility of cancer - now does DHEA actually increase the risk of breast cancer - no one knows for sure with this. Also, anything that increases the testosterone levels can increase risk of acne - but at the age of 49, this would be very unlikely.
With the Yaz, there is some estrogen benefits, but very minimal - so no real benefit of staying on a birth control pill.
Catapress is an antihypertensive medication - and it can decrease your blood pressure slightly, but not much.
You can try black cohosh and here is a list from one of my websites:
http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/hrt/hrt_food_and_estrogen.htm
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
well then maybe i should stop the yaz since i am 49 and you said that i may get a period but am not ovulating, and the yaz might actually have put a few pounds on me , so there is minimal benefit in the estrogen area by taking yaz, and yaz doesn't help with weight management or libido according to you. but does it really help with acne ? i have virtually no acne on it, i have not gotten a period on the yaz for a year, does that mean i don't get periods anymore ? i am thinking of stopping the yaz and trying something OTC for the night sweats and the hot flashes, maybe it is time to give my body a break and see what it does on its own ? thank you
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
Hello,
Yes, Yaz helps with acne.
You might be in menopause by now since you have not had a period, even with the yaz.
Take care and if satisfied, please click on ACCEPT, thank you.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok let's finish up.
in other words if i was peri-menopausal then if i was taking the yaz i would still have some form of period on the days i stop taking the yaz, the way it has been for years ?
so, no period on yaz might mean no more periods at all ?
do a lot of women do alright during menopause with just some over the counter menopausal vitamins ? if so , what do you recommend ?
maybe getting off the yaz and trying something more natural than synthetic might help me all around ? thank you
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
Hello,
You might or might not have a period - not everyone does. And, most likely you will not have any periods off of the yaz.
Most women do fine without anything off of any hormones - but hence the clonidine I mentioned might help if you do have any symptoms such as hot flashes.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
any bad side effects other than maybe lower blood pressure on the clonidine ?
will my body go all wacko off the yaz,
will i gain weight or start to look older off the yaz/estrogen ?
this is my last question. thank you.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
With a dose of 0.1mg per day of clonidine there will be minimal to zero affect on your blood pressure. Your body should do fine without yaz - and you will NOT gain weight due to going of the yaz.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i am going to my primary to ask about the 0.1 clonodine
and to stop the yaz.
i guess i could get an ovulation kit to see if by a long shot i still ovulate, i am not interested in getting pregnant at 49 ! maybe i will feel better and my breasts wont be so big if i stop the yaz... what do you think about that ?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
Don't waste your money on an ovulation test kit.
Your breasts should feel better without the estradiol from the yaz.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
that is it - i am going off of it tomorrow.
thank you very much !
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor) replied 8 years ago
Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
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