20 Feb '15, 6pm

Pulmonary embolism caused by my birth control pill — Kaila Butler’s Story #birthcontrol #contraception

On December 10, I was misdiagnosed with pneumonia due to feeling out of breath when walking a few steps. Was put on an antibiotic & given an inhaler. A week later I was feeling worse. Ended up in the ER where a blood clot was found in my lung. I was given a shot of Heparin in my stomach and admitted for observation. The moment I got to my hospital room and was getting into bed, my feet felt numb especially my right one. A nurse tried to find a pulse on that foot but couldn’t. Another nurse was called in and she couldn’t find one either. The pain in my right leg was excruciating! My leg changed to a bluish color. They rushed me to ultrasound where a long, large blood clot was found in one leg and a cluster of clots in the other. I was rushed to surgery to remove those. I don’t remember this, but I continued to complain about pain in my right leg around my calf. I went back ...

Full article: http://www.stoptheclot.org/stories/patient-stories/luckil...

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