Breast cancer does not appear to be brought on by birth control pills. If you have any thoughts of harming yourself, contact your healthcare provider right away. The following symptoms should be reported to your doctor right away: persistent leg pain, sudden shortness of breath, sudden blindness, partial or complete, severe chest pain, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg, or trouble speaking, yellowing of the skin or eyes. The most typical side effects of birth control pills are: spotting or bleeding between periods, nausea, breast tenderness, headache, and nausea. However, because some breast cancers are hormone-sensitive, you shouldn't use birth control if you currently have breast cancer or have in the past. This might, however, be the result of other things, like having more sexual partners. It is possible to pass away from a blood clot-related issue, such as a heart attack or stroke. Less frequent negative effects include: acne, decreased sexual desire, bloating, or fluid retention, blotchy skin darkening, particularly on the face, high blood sugar, particularly in diabetic women, high fat (cholesterol; triglyceride) levels in the blood, and depression, particularly if you have previously experienced depression. Birth control pills, like pregnancy, put women at greater risk for life-threatening blood clots, especially if they also have other risk factors like smoking, being overweight, or being older than 35. Weight changes Contact lens intolerance issues Can birth control cause cancer? Blood clots in the legs (thrombophlebitis), lungs (pulmonary embolus), eyes (loss of vision), heart (heart attack), and brain (stroke) are a few examples of serious clots. Some women who use birth control pills may also experience the following conditions: high blood pressure Gallbladder issues Rare cancerous or non-cancerous liver tumors All of these conditions are uncommon in healthy women. The risk is greatest when you first start taking birth control pills and when you start taking the same or a different type of birth control after a month or more of inactivity. Cervical cancer risk may be slightly increased for female birth control pill users.
The anticonvulsant lamotrigine, used to treat epilepsy, may interact with birth control pills. You should talk to your doctor before taking Yasmin if you are currently receiving daily, long-term treatment for a chronic condition with any of the following medications: NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, and others) Potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone, and others) Potassium supplementation ACE inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, and others) Angiotensin- Consider using a different method of birth control if you take medications that could reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, such as John's wort or topiramate. Barbiturates, Bosentan, Carbamazepine, Felbamate, Griseofulvin, Oxcarbazepine, Phenytoin, Rifampin, and St. John's wort are a few other drugs and herbal remedies that may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. Your doctor may need to modify the lamotrigine dosage because this could increase the likelihood of seizures.
Smoking increases your risk of serious cardiovascular side effects (heart and blood vessel problems) from birth control pills, including death from heart attack, blood clots or stroke. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes you smoke. WARNING TO SMOKING WOMEN Do not use Yasmin if you smoke and are older than 35.