Severe Side Effects While Taking and then Stopping the Pill
Hi -I'm new here and a little anxious about many things.
8 days ago I started taking Loestrin 24. I had never been on birth control pills before. Within days I was nauseous. On day 6 I almost passed out with a dizzy spell. Then came the left arm and face numbness. The dizzines went. But I called my PCP next day about the numbness. She sent me straight to ER because of stroke concerns. I immediately stopped taking the pill.
I was tested with CAT scans, xrays and was finally hospitalized for monitoring and had an MRI. The numbness dissipated and the MRI was all clear and I was discharged yesterday.
Yesterday my "coming off the pill period" started. Then I started getting tingling in arms and legs. This continued today accompanied by nausea, headache, dizziness, and overall weakness.
I am about to see my doc again, but any insight you have is appreciated. I get the sense that these new symptoms are because of stopping the pill? But I was only on it for 6 days could it be this bad. Mind you, if being on it put me in the hospital coming off it isn't going to be easy either.
I'm terrified of the dizziness and worried that I may be hospitalized again.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Last edited by MrsBee; 06-13-2011 at 01:18 PM.