I know posting warning-type stuff like this isn't very happy, but as this site is dedicated to things that concern women, especially those of us who are house wives; and as house wives are one of the most likely groups to use birth control I thought I'd better put this out there.
Also, let me just say that this is not saying that all birth control pills are bad, or that if you are taking any that you're stupid. To each his own, and it's your body. Just know that as for me, I'm always very wary of putting anything into my system that does not naturally occur there, especially chemicals and hormones.
Menstrual cycle - very important send to all your friends.
I am sure most of you have a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a friend or a friend's daughter... this might be worth checking out.
PASS THIS ON EVEN IF YOU DON'T USE IT!!
Recently, this past week, my cousin Nicole Dishuk (age 31... a newly graduated student with a doctoral degree about to start her new career as a Doctor...) was flown into a nearby hospital, because she passed out. They found a blood clot in her neck, and immediately took her by helicopter to the ER to operate. By the time they removed the right half of her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain, the clot had spread to her brain causing severe damage. Since last Wednesday night, she was fighting for her life. They induced her into a coma to stop the blood flow and then operated 3 times.
Finally, they said there was nothing left that they could do. Multiple clots in the left side of her brain were found, the swelling wouldn't stop and she was on the life support. She died at 4:30 that day. She leaves behind her husband, a 2-year old, Brandon and a 4-year old, Justin.
The CAUSE of DEATH they found was a birth control she was taking that allows you to only have your period 3 times a year. Doctors said it interrupts life's menstrual cycle, and although it is FDA approved... it shouldn't be. So to the women in my address book, I ask you to boycott this product and deal with your periods once a month, so you can live the rest of the months that life has in store for you.
Please send this to every woman you know - you may save someone's life. Remember you have a cycle for a reason.
FYI: The name of this new birth control is Lybrel. If you go to Lybrel.com you will find a least 26 pages of information regarding this drug. The second birth control is Seasonique. If you go to Seasonique.com you will find at least 43 pages of information regarding this drug. The warning and side effects regarding both pills are horrible.
Please forward this to as many daughters AND sons, co-workers, friends and relatives. Several lives have already been changed.
More From Julie : This just goes to show that we should never try to mess with nature too much. People who mess with nature always end up regretting it. I'm amazed these companies are still allowed to run when people have died from using their products. Anyone with half a brain who reads these possible side effects would never, ever spend money on this. Condoms all the way baby!