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Old 11-12-2007, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Bloods kill more Americans than AIDS, traffic fatalities, and breast cancer combined. About 300k Americans die each year from them. It just takes one to end up in the wrong place and you're done. This is what NBC reporter David Bloom died from in Iraq. My fiance was miserable when the clots moved into her lungs, screaming and in serious pain. She had a a fever and was hospitalized for a few days and had to get shots in her stomach. She has to take Coumadin now (often called a blood thinner but it really is an anti-coagulant) and get her blood checked at least once a week. I wouldn't wish what she went through on my worst enemy.
I'm sorry to hear that. Blood clots are definitely an underplayed risk of hormonal birth control.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Condoms aren't an option?
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Condoms aren't an option?
They are, but neither one of us like them very much.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Condoms aren't an option?
We use those right now but they aren't our first choice.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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We use those right now but they aren't our first choice.
Plus they fail much more often than hormonal BC.
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