| | Birth Control Pill Alternative Needed b/c of Blood Clot
On Christmas Eve, early in the morning, I ended up in the Emergency Room because my right leg had swollen twice the size it normally is. Come to find out, I had a huge blood clot in my right thigh, that went from my knee to my pelvis. It has been the most debilitating thing I have ever gone through in my life, and am only now getting on my feet and am able to walk without a walker. I spent almost a week in the hospital because of this, and have been back in the ER twice due to this darn clot.
Sorry, that story is probably longer than any of you wanted to read. My real question is this....I was told that I can no longer take BC Pills because of having a very high risk of another blood clot. I'd be on different BC Pills since the age of 14 because of horribly painful periods. I'm 25 now and was most recently on Yasmin. Anywho, my question now is what type of birth control is out there besides condoms, for people who cannot take the Pill? I need this now not only for my periods, but also because I was using the Pill for what it was originally intended for, preventing pregnancy. I used condoms every time in addition to the Pill and would like to have that added security, but I have no idea what an alternative would be.
I hope to hear from someone who might have gone through this also, or if anyone knows more than I. I have not had a chance, nor the money, to talk with my GYN (no insurance, I'm sure many of you know how that is), but hope to get a little information on this here.
I'd also be interested in hearing from others who have had a blood clot due to Birth Control Pills. How has this changed your Safer Sex practices, what have you used instead of the Pill, that sort of thing. I'm sure there are tons of people out there who have gone through the same thing as I, though I still feel alone in this "battle."
Thank you all.
Last edited by waterfairy; 02-06-2007 at 04:41 PM.
Reason: Added information/questions