What happened with the birth control patch story?

  1. I only heard in a news preview that someone died from the birth control patch. Does anyone know the whole story. I personally got off of it after only one week because I was having heart palpatations.
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   J Lynn
  4. by   nurseunderwater
  5. by   J Lynn
    Thanks for the link. I like to know these things. I've been off birth control since last July (I was on it for 9 years) and I feel so much better, except for having more acne :chuckle . Thanks again.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    I missed that the first time apparently. I wonder why the sensationalism on it - blood clots are a risk with the pill - the patch is just a different route.

    We get flak from some of our patients for requiring a 3 month check on weight, blood pressure, and review of potential side effect when anyone starts hormonal contraceptives of any sort.