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DemeterA
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So I have been on loestrin 24 fe and i had bad cystic acne and general depression and mood swings so my dr. switched me to Yaz. I have used Yaz before loestrin for the past 4 years and had good experience with it.

but when i filled my prescription i got the new generic of yaz, Gianvi. I did some research and read nothing but horrible, horrible thing about this pill. i have been taking it about 3 days and already I have some breakouts and my mood has gotten increasingly worse. so i am not taking gianvi anymore!

but i do not know if i will be able to have brand name yaz because of my insurance. according to my ins. i should be able to have it for free or at least by paying a $3 co-pay which I do not mind. I can refill my prescription Oct 19 and will be requesting Yaz.

But, I won't have protection till then since I am not taking this Gianvi, but I do still have refills of loestrin left. I'm wondering if I should ask the pharmacy to refill my loestrin till my yaz is ready or just hold out till oct 19.

my dr. gave me a sample of yaz but if i use it, I will not have enough refills till last to my yearly exam. i'm super stressed out about this situation! why did i have to get this horrible new generic!! ugh!

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Karybu
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I'm a bit confused - how long have you not been taking any pills at all?

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DemeterA
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tonight is the first night i have not taken a pill. i have filled my prescription for loestrin and will be trying to get it tomorrow. im afraid the pharmacy is going to suspect something considering i just filled a different bcp less than a week ago, but im going to tell them im not taking gianvi, its horrible! if you google it, all you will find is negative comments.
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Karybu
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Okay. If you're going with filling your loestrin prescription, just be aware that since you will have been off the pill for a couple of days, you'll need to act as if this is your first month on the pill ever, and wait at least a week before assuming that it's fully effective.

(Just FYI? It's pretty common when googling any medication to find mostly negative comments - it's usually the people who have something negative to say who feel it's worth posting online; those who don't have bad experiences tend not to bother.)

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