Hi...I had a hystrectomy at 22 because of horrible, chronic painful, never ending periods and ovarian cysts that would break and bleed. I became anemic from the constant loss of blood. There was no name for fibro back then, (I'm an old broad) but I am sure I had it then and this was just a symptom that no doctor could figure out.
If there had been something like Yaz back then, I am wondering if it wouldn't have helped me, as I am pretty sure a lot of my pain was fibro flares. You just have to weigh the risks against the benefits. I think these television commercials scare us sometimes when they list about fifty serious side effects.
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ Meds: Lexapro and valium