Re: Is Diane a dangerours birth control pill?
Your doctor is NOT and idiot. If you're talking about the Diane that also goes under the name Diane 35, then it's good that your doctor suggested you switch. It has a higher risk of causing blood clots than most pills. 4 times higher. Here in Canada the federal health authority released a warning a few years ago reminding patients and doctors that Diane is for use in treating severe acne, is only for short term use, and has never been approved as a birth control alone.
Basically, pills are not all the same and unless there is a serious reason for using Diane, and given that it's caused more blood clots (and deaths) than any other current brand, I wouldn't want to risk it.
Last edited by Thisby; 12-04-2007 at 06:08 AM.