(Closed) Birth Control Pill recall with placebos…..Epic Fail?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: If I discovered my pills were placebos....
    I would have a FIT! : (61 votes)
    35 %
    I would probably sue the pants off of the company : (42 votes)
    24 %
    I would consider it a blessing in disguise, or a sign : (8 votes)
    5 %
    I would not panic, just send them back and make sure I'm using extra protection in the meantime : (18 votes)
    10 %
    I would be POAS regularly for a couple weeks, to be safe : (27 votes)
    16 %
    I don't take birth control pills : (16 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Honestly? I got pregnant while on the pill, but even though I was a bit scared, I was kind of happy about it too. I was pretty flippant on the idea of having a baby and I guess that was the push I needed…. so I do not know how I would feel!

     I guess if I really, really did not want to get pregnant then yeah I would be pissed! I am not one of those, “I would sue” type people but I would throw a fit.

    Post # 4
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    LOL at people considering incompetency by a pharma company as a “sign”.

    (I work for a pharma company).

    I would be very, very angry and would change brands of pill, and would be super paranoid/ POAS constantly.

    Post # 5
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Sweet_Tea:  What?!?!  I would freak out.  Seriously.  My fiance and I use extra protection, but still … What if we didn’t?  Ugh.  I hadn’t heard about this, so I have to say I was so relieved to see it wasn’t my brand of birth control!

    Post # 7
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Yes it might be a push in the right direction to have a child IF you are married and on the fence but what about women using birth control that are not in a serious relationship? They might not be so inclined to welcome the news.

    I myself would have a fit. Yes we want to have a child but not now, not yet.

    Post # 8
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Not OK. Would sue. 

    Post # 9
    326 posts
    Helper bee

    I would need to sue because abortion isn’t legal where I live so they’d pretty much owe me the cost of raising a child! However it would be awful for a child to know they were a mistake worth suing over!

    Post # 10
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Treejewel19:  +1


    Thinking about TTC or almost there? Fine. But if I wasn’t ready, I’d be p!ssed. Either way, I’d POAS compulsively to find out. And probably have a fit or two and freak out and then be okay with it. But I’m married and eventually want kids…so yeah.

    Post # 11
    10589 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Some people take them for reasons other than birth control, and I’m one of them.

    Also, if I did want to get pregnant I need to stop medication I’m on.  It’s bad to be taking it during pregnancy, especially early in the pregnancy.


    Post # 12
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would flip. The. Fuck. Out. Every time I see an article about a BC recall, my heart just stops. I don’t know if I would sue, as it seems like a lot of bother, but I absolutely, positively don’t want to get pregnant. I would terminate the pregnancy if I did. I really, really need to get an IUD!

    Post # 13
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would be PISSED. I don’t think I even breathed until I saw the name of the BC company. Reminds me why we use two forms of protection..

    Post # 14
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee

    These sorts of recalls (and the decreased dosages of the most recent BCPs) is one reason why I chose not to use the pill. Besides, there is way more room for human error with pills than with a long-term device like an IUD or an implant, so their effectiveness rate is lower even when the pills work as advertised.

    Post # 15
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Sweet_Tea:  I would be pissed.  Most packs have the placebo pills in a different color than the active pills so I actually pay attention when I open a pack.  This issue was that there were two rows of placebo rather than the regular three rows of active pills (with one row of placebo.)  I hope that I would have caught that one.  But if they were all placebo, well damn!  That is an epic fail and if I had medical issues that indicated I shouldn’t have children, I would probably have looked into suing them had I gotten pregnant as a result.

    Post # 16
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Id have freaked out. I mean we are just about to start TTC, but up until now, i havent been eligible for health insurance here in mexico (now im married im getting a great one from my husband, but there is still a waiting period) so a surprise baby would have meant we would need to find a good 6000 dollars at least

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