Hello there, So I have been debating going on the pill for the last year but ever since our family friend died of a stroke at age 20 from the pill, I have been too nervous to try it. I've done a ton of research and although statistically it is rare, it seems there are many unreported cases. My roommate has Chrons disease and doesn't get much exercise and is on a pill that has 35 mcg of estrogen (which in my opinion is a relatively high dose these days) and hasn't had any problems with blood clots. But I read stories of fit, young girls who work out constantly, eat healthy, don't smoke and die of strokes. (And no, the ones that die aren't always on YAZ) What is this all about?
I guess you could say it is about history, what effects one person a certain way will not effect the next the same... It is like that with any drug that you take and this is why it is never good to self medicate like some feel they need to because of the cost these days with medical bills and no insurance. As for the pill yes there are many a fall back when taking birth control and it is just something you have to be compfortable with and believe in what your obgyn tells you... I personally never liked birth control and would use other measures back in the day, I now have 4 step children and 3 biological and have had my tubes ligated... I am sorry to hear about friend and family member that is awful to have to face and go through but for yourself, I guess it will be soul searching and what else you are willing to try to keep from getting pregnant if you are too fearful... Not to mention, hope you are a non-smoker... Blaze22
I am ever so sorry that you lost a friend in this manner. I never thought that taking bc pills felt natural to me, I did take them (and I smoke!!) for a few years, and then decided to use other means of birth control... I now have a lovely daughter because of that choice!!! She is my gift from God, but seriously, you can use other products besides taking the pill and not end up pregnant.
Best wishes to you, and do remember, what ever you choose, make sure you use it EVERY TIME!!! Or you could end up with a gift from God too! :)
Well i would weight your choices wisely, remember to speak to your doctor about past med. History including if you have a history of migrains or any risks assoicated with various strokes and or heart attacks. I only mention this as a great importance because at this very moment i am sitting with a close friend who sufferd a resent stroke at the age of 25 due to her birthcontrol, birthcontrol is a great tool in proventing pregnacy but make sure your choice as to what form is right for your body because every woman is different thats why it is so important to speak with your doctor about your history as well as family history. Good luck and i wish you well.
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