FDA Warns Clot Risk Higher in Birth Control Patch

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mom_in_training, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. mom_in_training

    mom_in_training New Member

    I just don't know anymore.... Geeze I have to wonder why the FDA approves anything prior to a major extensive testing period. Yes the testing stages do exist but in my opinion it needs to be allot longer. We all did fine before the patch anyway so its not like we would have missed it anyway. I would much rather have my health over a convenience anyday.
  2. Well,

    I spent a week in the hospital flat on my back some years ago. I was also on a blood thinner for several months. The reason: a dvt caused- without a doubt- by birth control pills.

    This is not a new problem, but I can assure you - it is one that every woman needs to be aware of!