(Closed) Side Effects May Include Death – an interesting article on BC

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Post # 3
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got half way through and stopped reading. Not gonna lie.

However, I’ve heard nothing but bad things about NuvaRing.

It also doesn’t surprise me one bit that a major company would try to hide things that might negatively impact their profits.

Post # 4
9689 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didn’t read the article yet but blood clots are a real possible side effect of hormonal birth control (pill or other forms)

I did have a friend who developed blood clots due to BCP.  She had been on it for years and had no problems but her job at that time was very active (on your feet all day) and once she switched to a desk job (with no other activity either) she developed them in her legs and they did move up to her lungs.  They did catch them but she can’t be on hormonal birth control ever again and had to be on blood thinners for at least a year.  She was 29 FWIW.

If a company did purposefully hide something because they were worried about losing profits…yeah that doesn’t surprise me either (sad as it is).

Post # 5
10601 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know what the guidelines are for the ring, but I get migraines and I’ve gone through a big hassle to stay on my BCPs because of them.  One specialist put me on them.  Another specialist verfied I should stay on them.

I didn’t develop my migraines after starting the pill, that’s usually the concern.  Being on the pill helps prevent them in my case.  I’m surprised that someone wasn’t told to go to their doctor if they started to get migraines, or their migraines worsened.

As for the label, I generally pay more attention to what my doctor tells me and then the information on the printoff from the pharmacist when it’s a new drug than the info provided by the drug manufacturer.

Post # 6
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Eckle:  I know that it’s not a popular opinion, but I believe hormonal birth control is bad news. I used to work at a consumer torts law firm, and one of their big cases was Ortho Evra (the patch) and as I was leaving, they were starting to take on Nuva-Ring cases as well. There were clients that were disabled for life if not dead from using Ortho Evra, and Nuva Ring will be no different.

This is how I see it: every person’s hormonal structure is different. We are not yet in that advanced stage where we can know/predict how certain substances will react on hormones of each individual person. Some may be totally fine taking it whereas others end up disabled or dead like the client above.

I personally don’t want to take that risk. I have enough health issues to deal with without putting BC side effects into the mix. 🙂

ETA: Grammar fixes.

Post # 7
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is a MAJOR reason why women should NOT smoke while on the Nuvaring!!

Post # 8
10601 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MrsNewDay:  I agree everyone is different.  I was told that my risk was higher NOT being on it.  You’re excluding that part of the equation.

Post # 9
7522 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been using the Nuvaring since 2003 and have always thought its a wonderful form of birth control for me personally. 

Post # 10
1285 posts
Bumble bee

I can’t take BC because they all contain high risk of strokes/blood clots. I have a family history of strokes and I smoke and I’m over 35.  I ended up getting my tubes tied instead. I know I’m done having children.

And, there are a lot of medications out there that have a risk of death as a side effect.  Medications effect everyone differently.

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