Pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a combination of emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms that occur right before a woman’s menses. Typically, the symptoms last up to ten days and subside once the woman begins to menstruate. In extreme cases, PMS may interfere with a woman’s ability to perform routine functions.
If you or someone you know has taken Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella to treat PMS, you may be at risk. Contact the Yaz lawsuit lawyers of Williams Kherkher to learn more about the possible side-effects of Drospirenone containing oral contraceptives. Call us today at 800-761-3187 for a free initial consultation.
Symptoms of PMS
Symptoms of PMS vary from woman to woman; however, they typically consist of one or more of the following:
- Breast tenderness
- Mood swings
- Abdominal cramps
- Difficulty concentrating
Depending on the person, symptoms can vary from mildly disruptive to severe.
A variety of treatments have been recommended for women with PMS. A change in diet and lifestyle are frequently recommended. Additionally, hormonal supplements such as birth control may be recommended to regulate hormones. Women who experience extreme symptoms of PMS may be diagnosed with PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which links a woman’s menstrual cycle with a serotonin disorder. Frequently SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are used to treat PMDD.
Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are the only oral contraceptives currently on the market permitted to treat PMDD. These oral contraceptive contain an ingredient called drospirenone, which is linked to a number of dangerous side-effects.
If you have taken Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella for PMS, PMDD, or exclusively as an oral contraceptive and experienced serious side effects as a result, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact the Yaz lawsuit attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 for a free case evaluation.