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    Old 05-01-2002, 11:55 AM   #1
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    TO ALL OF YOU TEENAGE GIRLS OUT THERE,
    TAMPONS KILLED MY 16YR OLD GRANDAUGHTER IN OCTOBER
    2001 AND I HAVE HEARD OF FIVE OTHER CASES OF DEATH
    FROM TAMPONS SINCE THEN. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL IF YOU
    USE THEM!

    SONDRA

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    Old 05-01-2002, 01:01 PM   #2
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    sondra that is such a waste, my heart aches for you that is terrible it must be a night mare l stopped using them myself for risk of toxic shock its awful l will discourage my daughter from ever using them take care and god bless you.

     
    Old 05-02-2002, 12:04 PM   #3
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    Sondra,

    I am so sorry for you...teens and woman alike must remember to use the lowest absorbancy for tampons to reduce the risk as well as changing them frequently, while it is rare, it can happen...it's terrible, and I feel for you....
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    Old 05-03-2002, 03:39 AM   #4
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    They're only dangerous if you don't know how to use them.

     
    Old 05-03-2002, 06:34 AM   #5
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    JazzMan788,
    For your information my grandaughter had been using
    them for a few years and was well aware of the rules associated with them. I suggest you do a little research at <A HREF="http://www.tamponalert.org.uk/" TARGET=_blank> [url="http://www.tamponalert.org.uk"]www.tamponalert.org.uk[/url] </A> and [url="http://www.toxicshock.com/"]www.toxicshock.com/[/url]

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    Old 05-09-2002, 12:07 PM   #6
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    There is a danger of Toxic Shock Syndrome in the use of Tampons. Sometimes you can do everything right and use them properly and they still cause problems. Thank you for bringing this issue to the forefront. It is a issue that some women of all ages are unaware of. I do use tampons but, being that I am a RN, I know the signs and syptoms, sometimes women think they just have a flu or something else, they don't associate to the use of Tampons. Thank you for posting, it is something that al women should be aware of when making the decision to use tampons.

     
    Old 05-09-2002, 12:54 PM   #7
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    Its a danger that all women face, but in all honesty TSS is incredibly rare. people only die from it when it isn't caught quickly enough. only a tiny amount of TSS cases are linked to tampons. I understand it's a very real risk, but the world and media always have to be scared of something. In 1989 it was salmonella in eggs, 1996 it was BSC, and lately its been menegitis. You have to look at these things objectively, although I understand that, bearing in mind what you've experienced, it must be hard for you to do.
    You have my condolences.
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    Old 05-16-2002, 02:10 PM   #8
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    i didnt know that they could kill you at all and i hate pads, what are the symptoms??

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    Old 05-23-2002, 07:24 PM   #9
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    I hate pads too. But I only use tampons during the day.

     
    Old 05-23-2002, 11:19 PM   #10
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    Just read the box Florida all the information is right there.

     
    Old 05-25-2002, 06:43 PM   #11
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    Amen to goth_vamp.

     
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