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Postby paperbags » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:01 am

congrats on your marriage! :D

yeah you can get it probably at your local GP or perhaps get a prescription for it and get it at a pharmacy. Like what the others said, you could get it at some pharmacies in Malaysia. For instance I know of a few in Malaysia, that sell yasmin at a cheaper rate without the need of a prescription.

For now, taking birth control pill can be like killing 2 birds with 1 stone, and yasmin is known to be the best oral contraceptive pill around (we call it the branded one =p)

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Postby kate81 » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 6:55 pm

thanks paperbags :D. are there any other benefits to bcp besides as a contraceptive method and treating acne?

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Yasmin causes Sexual dryness?

Postby 4ever » Sat, 17 Jul 2010 2:47 pm

Hi, I was previously on Diane but changed to Yasmin 18mths ago when my GP informed me that she no longer carries Diane. Recently, I've experience sexual dryness which made intercourse rather unpleasant.
Did anyone else experienced such a problem?

I am hoping to change to a better Pill. Any suggestion?

Cheers.

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Postby paperbags » Sun, 18 Jul 2010 7:59 pm

yeah, oral contraceptive pills are also commonly used in girls who experience severe menstrual cramps and where over-the-counter medicines appear to be ineffective. In this kind of situation, some GPs would prescribe oral contraceptive pills to decrease or alleviate the menstrual cramp. Oral contraceptive pills prevents ovulation and you wouldn't experience the pain which occurs when one is ovulating.

Also, some girls has irregular menstrual periods and oral contraceptive pills can come in to help regulate the menstrual cycle to the classical 28 days cycle. However, some girls take oral contraceptive pills for long-term because they do not want to get their period and it could actually prevent anaemia (low blood count) in some cases.

Oral contraceptive pills contains a substantial amount of estrogen, it helps to protect your bones too! As said above, oral contraceptive pills do help with acne. I've checked it out with one of my pharmacist and she said that it may take a few months or longer for it to work. Lastly, oral contraceptive pills decrease your chance of getting endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer.

hello 4ever!
Vaginal dryness is one common side-effects of oral contraceptive pills, especially those with progesterone and it shouldn't be too much of a worry to you as most users experience it. Progesterone tends to promote vaginal dryness by counteracting the effect on lubrication of estrogens. What you could do is consult your doctor about reducing the dose or changing to the 'mini' pill. Or else, try using a suitable lubricant like KY Jelly as it helps make sexual intercourse more pleasant.

I hope this helped!

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Postby kate81 » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 5:31 pm

wow, how does birth control pills help protect bones?

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Postby paperbags » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 3:31 pm

Birth control pills contains estrogens and this female hormone works by preventing bone resorption (breakdown). If bone resorption occurs, there will be a higher level of calcium in the blood as compared to the bones. As you know, calcium is important in the maintaining the integrity of bones and loss of calcium in the bones will cause it to be brittle. Therefore, birth control pills has substantial amount of estrogen to help prevent bone diseases like osteoporosis and it is normally taken in women undergoing menopause.

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Postby sgplush » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 8:30 pm

ive been taking birth control pills and i didnt know it benefits my bones either. ive been taking it to relieve severe menstrual cramps. it's a miracle pill for me. i used to have to be in constant pain everytime my period comes...had to sit when im traveling on the train and frequently took MC. i dont have any menstrual cramps anymore now :)..

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Availability of Yasmin

Postby Sealxzz » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 1:09 pm

Hi
I am currently on Yasmin and you can get it from any local GP. A box of 21 pills costs S$30.

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Postby mellock » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 1:09 pm

Just want to thank this forum as I got my Yasmin from the pharmacy mentioned here in Johor Bahru. If anyone else is wondering, the pharmacy is now called D'Apotic and it is on Jalan Trus right next to the old Plaza Kotaraya. The staff was very helpful and it only took me an hour to drive there and back (mid morning so Woodlands traffic was smooth). With my new discount card, I got my Yasmin at SGD 19 and I believe Diane35 is at SGD 14. It was my first time venture across the border and I must say, it was not nearly as bad as I first thought!

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Postby buzz2005 » Sat, 02 Nov 2013 2:56 pm

Where can I buy Yasmin birth control? I went to NTUC pharmacy to buy it, but they was request doctor letter. Is there anyway to get it?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Nov 2013 4:32 pm

Sure is. Go to a doctor and try to convince him you need something that is dangerous to your health and well being. Surely he will prescribe some for you. NOT

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Postby BedokAmerican » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 3:37 pm

buzz2005 wrote:Where can I buy Yasmin birth control? I went to NTUC pharmacy to buy it, but they was request doctor letter. Is there anyway to get it?


You definitely can't just walk into a pharmacy and buy it because it would require a doctor's prescription. There have been legal issues with Yasmin/Oscella in some countries and I'm not sure of its status in Singapore. I think the problems had to do with patients who were smokers and had other health issues who took the pill, although I'm not sure if that was the case in all legal situations.

Your best option is to see a doctor and get evaluated. If Yasmin (or Oscella, the generic version) isn't available here or if the doctor determines you're not a good candidate for it, you might want to ask about other oral contraceptives that are similar and/or have the "spironolactone effect."


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