Some newer birth control pills need b...

Some newer birth control pills need ban: U.S. group

There are 16 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 6, 2007, titled Some newer birth control pills need ban: U.S. group. In it, Reuters reports that:

By Susan HeaveyWASHINGTON - Some newer birth control pills, which carry twice the risk of dangerous blood clots as older contraceptives, should be banned, an advocacy group said in a petition filed with U.S. ...

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Angie Horrell

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Feb 7, 2007
I am a 35 year old woman that does not smoke and was recently on the Seasonale birth control pill. I started taking the pill in March06 and was hospitalized in January 07 due to multiple blood clots in my lungs. The clots caused damage to my right lung. I started taking birth control at age 17 and never encountered problems until Seasonale.
Dabrina Blocker

Pensacola, FL

#2 Oct 8, 2007
I am a 29 year old woman I do not smoke either and have taken birth control pills for several years after the birth of my daughter in 1/05 i wanted to try seasonal 2 wks later I went to the er with a severe headache and come to find out I had a blood clot in my straight sinus of my brain I truly believe this product should be taken off the market.

Orange, CA

#3 Oct 13, 2007
verna gibson

Anchorage, AK

#4 Oct 17, 2007
My 35yr old daughter took seasonale and a week later developed a blood clot, had a stroke and died. Yes it needs to be taken off the market.

Glencoe, IL

#5 Nov 5, 2007
I am 29 years old and considering birth control. I am sorry to hear about the experiences listed; but, appreciate that you have shared them!

Southfield, MI

#6 Jun 23, 2008
I was prescribed seasonale for irregular periods by my gyn about 3 yrs ago, I was assured by this doctor it was perfectly safe because I was a non smoker. About 3 months taking these pills I developed large pulminary embolisoms in both lungs! I almost died! Is there any compensation for our pain, suffering, and sometimes deaths?

Chengdu, China

#7 Jun 25, 2008
Old drug or natural things more safe.
New drug needs more time to check the safety.
Take care.

Chengdu, China

#8 Jun 25, 2008
Interesting people like to use new drug I feel it is not a good habit.

United States

#10 Feb 21, 2009
I started taking the pills when I was 17 and less then three months later I was in the hospital for 80 blood clots in my legs and abdomen I spent over two weeks in two different hospitals and almost died from complications, this is not a safe product and should not be offered to women.

Denver, CO

#11 May 6, 2009
I started taking Seasonale just two weeks ago. Last friday I developed blood clots in my leg. I have taken other BCPs for years, none with any side effects. Only Seasonale.

Aldergrove, Canada

#12 Jun 21, 2011
I started takingSeasonelle for menstrul cramps amd within 5 months I developed a bllod cot in my lung

Fort Lee, NJ

#13 Oct 28, 2011
I took this pill in 2005 to control a bad case of endometriosis. The "break through" bleeding was beyond what break through bleeding should be. a few months later i ended up in the hospital with 2 blood clots in my lower left leg and needed a blood transfusion due to being severaly anemic from the "break through" bleeding. My cardiologist and primary doctor were amazed i was still functioning and said it's rare to become so severly anemic from menstrual bleeding. Also, a DNA test proved that i don't carry the gene/history of blood clots. This pill gave me the worst 6 months of my life.

Greenville, NC

#14 Feb 28, 2013
I was 35 yrs old when I first started Seasonale and with in 3 weeks I was in the Hospital for DVT/Blood clots in my leg. I had a two week stay, the Hospital was calling for payments while I was still in my bed, I had no insurance and my bill was about 35,000. I ended up having to file Bankruptcy due to this as well.

I have looked but am unable to find any Class action suit for this, does anyone else know of any? There are SO MANY of us that with in weeks to months had DVT's. Subject SEASONALE if you are interested in looking into a suit.


#16 Aug 16, 2013
Naturally, I am skeptical of everything online. is legitimate. I placed my first order for the smallest amount possible. It arrived sooner than expected. I didn't pay the extra money for speedy air mail. I placed another order that was much larger and it came right on time. I will definitely use this company again for even larger orders now that I trust them. They also give you discounts every time you place an order which is cool. One thing to keep in mind is if you place a larger order, they will send half in one shipment, and then the other half after that to avoid customs scrutinizing your package. I am very happy, I no longer need to pay tons of money to see a doctor and therapist (and have them tell me a bunch of stuff I already know) in order to get my medication.


#18 Sep 15, 2013
have been researching for months and reading reviews for each pharmacy and finally decided to take the plunge and order from one. After coming to the conclusion seemed the most safest and had the best feedback I ordered my pills. Was very apprehensive at first due to cc fraud, ell and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase againspam and being generally ripped off (have not received one spam email and no cc fraud) order process and checkout was simple.
placed my order on my debit card and was charged straight away and received confirmation email immediately. choose the speedy del trackable and was advised del would be 7-9 days and order was placed on the 08/01. was just about to email them today to chase up as now 15 days but behold package had been posted through my door. packaging seems as shown on webiste. apart from small delay on advertised shipping time i have been generally please with the pharmacy.
wont be taking the pills for another few weeks yet but all going well and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase again from them.

Orillia, Canada

#20 Feb 18, 2015
I m 28 years old woman. I started gildess fe 1.5. / 30 few months ago. And few days before my doctor realized I have blood clots in my abdominal. And I was stopped to take that pill. Fortunately last week report of blood and some reports said I was getting improved. I have no family histry of blood clot. I think so many woman has this problem with this pill, and ended up worst result after long time because not regularly check up.

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