Other Yasmin Side Effects
Many people are well aware that dangerous blood clot formation is one of the more serious of the Yasmin side effects. Studies have found that Yasmin increases the risk for blood clot formation by 6 times more than other contraceptives. It is in fact the basis for most of the 12,000 or so lawsuits brought against drug maker Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It’s well within a woman’s rights to file a defective pharmaceutical lawsuit after experiencing life-threatening side effects, and there are other Yasmin side effects that are not so widely known but which can affect a person’s life in significant ways.
Mood swings are a common side effect of most birth control pills, but that is a far cry from depression. Studies have shown that the combination of drospirenone and estrogen triggers the depression, but it is unpredictable. It can strike at any time or not at all. It can be severe enough to be debilitating at onset, and many women are bewildered by the sudden emotional distress and severe anxiety that seemed to come on with no warning and for no reason. Most do not even consider that it could be because of Yasmin. Some even begin to think they are going crazy. Women who have been taking it for years and then taken off it suffered from withdrawal symptoms, which also included depression.
Migraine is considered an infrequent side effect of Yasmin, but when it happens, it is usually severe. Anyone who has ever suffered from migraines knows that it is almost paralyzing when it strikes. Migraines are a temporary upset of the motor, sensory and visual functions that is aggravated by any movement or physical activity. It is often accompanied by an aversion to light, nausea and sensitivity to sound. The condition is fairly common; it chronically affects about 10% of the world’s population, and the associated pain can be extreme. For someone who normally does not experience migraine headaches, it can be a harrowing experience.