I Survived a Blood Clot From Birth Control

In August of 2011 I was supposed to be packing for college. Leaving on a new adventure, getting my rite of passage. But, on move-in day, I was in an ambulance on my way to intensive care in one of my states largest and best hospitals instead.

I never knew the dangers of birth control. I simply walked into Planned Parenthood and said I needed some. (in no way do I blame them) It's too easy, we need to educate ourselves better.

Anyways, after I started taking birth control I developed blood clots in my legs. Then, unaware of what was brewing in my body, I went on an airplane for my vacation. By the time I got home my whole body was weakening. After two failed attempt at the ER, I finally was diagnosed with blood clots in my left leg, and lungs. I had two surgeries and spent a lot of time in intensive care.

Educating yourself about blood clots is the best thing you can do. I might be a little over educated now, and a little over paranoid, but I would rather be safe than sorry. 

I'll probably be on lovenox for the rest of my life, but I would rather inject myself twice a day than not have days to live!

Sydney Ormsby

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