Unsure about YAZ birth control.

Patient

Q: I have a question about YAZ birth control. My doctor has been wanting to switch me to YAZ for some time now. I have had issues with bc and weight gain since day one and now weigh more than I ever did while not on BC. I also feel moody and depressed, so in combination with the weight problem and IC as well, my doctor has finally persuaded me to switch to YAZ. I read such terrible things about it and I am very scared to go on it. I know it contains a diuretic and I don't drink much water so I may not be as hydrated as a diuretic would require. I know that you cannot give a personal opinion in reference to my case exactly, but what is your overall opinion on this pill and if it really is healthy given its chemical components? Thank you!

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