The Salvage of my Sanity... - Some food for thought....
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Child of the Fey
Date: 2010-08-19 15:16
Subject: Some food for thought....
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Hm, man I sometimes wonder why people don't read the fine print with medication.

Birth control (the pill verity) has shown some pretty amazing side effects. Here are some examples of people I know personally's side effects: strokes, brain cancer, severe respiratory problems (i.e. not being able to walk up a flight of stairs because its as winding as running a mile), extreme hormonal instability (i.e. getting all of the hormonal crap from a particularly bad period but for everyday, all day, with/without the bleeding), and new allergies.

Vaccines have some pretty interesting side effects too. Cancer, serious immune system damage, new allergies, getting the illness it was supposed to prevent, poisoning, and allergic reactions. And no, Autism is not a side effect but having it does heighten your chances of having one of the more severe side effects.

My point: be a weary consumer. Just because it's all the rage does not mean its the right thing for you.

(My inspiration to post this was an interesting conversation I had had with a friend of mine who's mother suffered some of these side effects.)

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User: [info]kiokushitaka
Date: 2010-08-20 00:10 (UTC)
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Since I don't have a history of strokes, lol, I hadn't heard of it but it makes sense because blood clots can lead to strokes, I wasn't discounting that. My mom can't take BC because she has varicose veins.

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Child of the Fey: EmikoShiny
User: [info]bar_ohki
Date: 2010-08-20 00:12 (UTC)
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They won't let me take pill birth control because I'm hypersensitive, lol (I'm susceptible to having negative permanent hormonal chances and all sorts of other fun nasty but uncommon side effects- like the breathing thing). Not that I would want to- I have a perfectly fine reproductive system and am not bothered by it.

I will give you that the breathing one is very uncommon, but if something like that happens to a family member they don't let you take it.

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