Monday, September 9, 2013


Ok, so this isn't my typical blog post. 
But I feel like women NEED TO KNOW!!

I woke up this morning with my right leg aching. Unlike the average person who would think it's just a muscle ache, I have gone through a range of emtions from panic, crying, tears, confusion. 
For me any pain in my leg turns into a scary event. 

Two years ago I was prescribed BeYaz to help with ovarian cysts. After less than 3 months of taking it I wound up having severe pain in my leg to the point where I could not walk. Then it turned eggplant purple at which point we headed to the emergency room. 

The doctor in the emergency room that night took one look and said it looked like blood clots. His first question to me was if I had taken any birth control made by Bayer. 

Several tests later reveled clots running from below my knee clear into my lungs. I was in so much pain that morphine wasn't helping. 

I was there for nearly a week. I had to have two surgeries to clear the clots and am supposed to be on cumiden for the rest of my life.
It took me nearly a month to relearn how to walk!!

I now run higher risk than the average person of developing more clots, sudden death, stroke, gallbladder disease, kidney disease....the list goes on. 

I couldn't even begin to go into the debt from the hospital bills, and honestly the money is the least of my worries. 

I worry I won't live to see my kids grow up, that I won't be able to grow old with my husband.  This is the part where I start crying. This is the thought that plays over and over in my mind every time my leg feels even a twinge of pain. What would they do without me??

All because some drug company cares more about making money than the safety of their consumers. 

But I was a lucky one, truth be told. This medication is KILLING women. 

Everyone I speak to knows someone who has been affected by taking Yaz or BeYaz. 

Bayer has paid out over 3 BILLION dollars in lawsuits and yet they refuse to admit wrong doing or pull their medication from the market. 

So I want to strongly warn anyone who might be taking birth control manufactured by Bayer to STOP NOW. 

Tell everyone you know. 

Save yourself from the heart ache that so many others have gone through and are currently going through. 

It's not worth the risk.


  1. I am so sorry this has happened to you. I was prescribed a cholesterol meds a while back and did my research and found more side affects than good. My doctor got mad because I quit taking them after 3 months, but I felt so bad on them I knew something wasn't right. I unexpectedly got my cholesterol down (by having food poison and couldn't eat); I'm thankful for small miracles. I'll pray for you and hope you know that God can see you through anything and reverse any harm done to your body by taking meds. Blessings to you, Theresa

  2. I had to comment on this....SO MANY DRUGS out there doctors are prescribing for SO MANY THINGS!!!! You can watch commercials and listen to the side effects...why would anyone want to RISK their life when the SIDE EFFECTS are SOOO SERIOUS!! I would rather live with the condition in certain cases and try to improve my health as in cholestral meds and other things!! Most doctors answers is a pill.....NOT!! It's about $$$$$$$$$$$ people for the Most Part! I realize sometimes there is meds we have to take......but doctors are not GOD and THEY do NOT know everything!!!! LISTEN TO your body and try to improve your heath naturally! I'm so sorry for what has happened to you....I will be praying for you!!!! Please keep us posted about your situation....

  3. You are so right. so sorry that this happened to you but you are out there with your voice, it's always about the money.

  4. Have you considered contacting a lawyer? This is just awful and disgusting. So sorry.

    1. There is a class action lawsuit that she can get involved in. Probably her best bet in getting money because I'd it does settle she can only get money by being involved with the class action suit! I am so sorry for everything uve been through. All the things u mentioned that u worry about I know won't be solved with money but it damn sure will help with the bills and money side of the worrying!

  5. Wow, I had no idea about this! Thanks for sharing. And I'm so sorry you had to go through all that, what a nightmare. But you survived, and your story is inspiring.

  6. This is beyond horrible! Thanks so much for bringing this to everyone's attention! People need to know!

  7. It seems it would have been better to have the ovarian cysts. I'm sorry you have had to go through all of this. You should be compensated and your hospital bills should be covered by Bayer.

    Cindy Bee

  8. Same thing with my son's former girlfriend who was on Yaz. You would think they would have pulled it off the market!!!! It looks like they just rebranded/renamed it!!!!!! So sorry this happened to you, but so glad you got through it!


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