I took Yaz for 2 1/2 years and loved it (helped my acne, heavy cramps, and my depression which gets worse around menstruation) but then my gyno took me off it when the study about the increased risk of blood clots came out. I pointed out to him that the highest risk is during the first 3 months to a year and that I’d already been on it for 2 1/2 years and “can I please just stay on this?” His response: “Yes, that’s all true, but I’m taking you off it.”
Depression came back with a vengeance as did my debilitating cramps (the antidepressant I was on at the time also stopped working. They must have been working in conjunction with each other.) Haven’t found anything that works as well for my needs since, and the gynecologists I’ve seen since leaving him have all refused to prescribe it for the same reason. Doctors need to stop worrying about lawsuits and treat their patients like they should be - as individuals on a case by case basis.