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LadyJag
YES! It causes blood clots!
I was on Apri for a couple of years, then switched pharmacies, which pushed the cheaper Reclipsen. Within a few weeks, I started having terrible cramps in my left calf. But I had recently started taking Zumba lessons, so I thought Zumba was just kicking my butt. I limped around for months with a constant pain in my calf. Then one day, the pain just left my calf and moved up to my thigh. I thought I must have overcompensated with the limping and probably pulled a thigh muscle. A week or so later, the pain was in my groin, and I thought groin pull. Little did I know they were DVTs (blood clots!) Went on vacation and limped around the Smithsonian National Zoo. I noticed my leg was now swollen and even a bluish gray. At first, I thought a spider bit my ankle because of the extreme puffiness, but I couldn't find any puncture/entry marks. I called the oncall nurse from my insurance card, and after hearing my symptoms, she suggested I drag my butt to an ER "within the hour!" She even offered to send an ambulance. Sure enough, the ultrasound in the ER revealed multiple DVT/blood clots - in my calf, in my thigh, and in my groin. I spent the night in an out-of-state ER, and they didn't want to release me the next day because my PCP was 12 hours away. I convinced them to supply me with the blood thinner shots (Lovenox) so that I could stab myself in the belly with them twice a day until I could get home to see my doctor. Was also put on warfarin for about 9 months. Reclipsen nearly KILLED me! So no more BCP for me! It's so not worth dying for.

R
Reclipsen-Blood Clots
I was on Reclipsen for 6 weeks and was hospitalized for a bilateral pulmonary embolism. 6 weeks.

I've never smoked in my life. Age 24.

Please, please, please reconsider taking Reclipsen- the stories just keep getting worse. I am so happy to be alive but am now dealing with the aftermath of this...which may be long-term.

tiff
Blood Clots
Hi,

I was taking Reclipsen for about 3 years, but was really Apri first and the pharmacists kept switching back & forth and I didn't know the difference as I had never been on anything really every month before, completely healthy before all this. It turns out the pharmacists started carrying the generic reclipsen because it was less expensive than the Apri. Turns out I have three blood clots, one in my right leg and one in each one of my lungs, which ended up causing me severe complications. It almost took my life 3 times, I am now on my 8th surgery. I was in the hospital for over 2 months..I had a thoracentesis (sp?), an implantation of a filter in my IVC, and then a d-cordication along with another surgery to save my lung. They pulled out 500cc's of blood in my lung that they said was not there and was only fluid from pneumonia that it caused me, when in reality I was drowning internally from my lung filling up from blood, after they had sent me home & back in the emergency room less than 24 hours. They still do not know what caused my clots but the doctors in the hospital believe it was the birth control pills. I am still on blood thinners and it is 9 months later from the initial time this happened to me. I now have been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer with a tumor in my chest, that has to be removed from a surgery-the same as open heart surgery to get it removed, including cutting my breast bone in half. This is not what I had in mind, and am waiting on this surgery as I am only receiving treatment now at one of the best triage hospitals in the country and have specialists trying to figure out why this happened to me. I would not wish this on anyone, so please be careful on what you decide to put in your body. I am sorry for anyone this happened to.

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was put on reclipsen, taking this birth co...
" ...am 24 and newly diagnosed with pcos. what are the chances ...get pregnant? I was put on... "

yes!!!!!! I am also taking reclipsen and have have horrible...
" ...yes!!!!!! I am also taking reclipsen and have have horrible acne :-( I NEVER break... "

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one worse than a regular one?I just started Reclipsen....
" When you take one of those birth controls that make it so you only have a period once every... "

nd i have been having really bad anxiety and crying f...
" ...I recently switched birth control pills from trisprintec to reclipsen and i have been having really bad anxiety and crying fits since... "

emale, just started Reclipsen birth control pill 2months a...
" ...year old female, just started Reclipsen birth control pill 2months ago. I started to experience burning/sensitive scalp almost immediately after ...Hair loss soon followed. Has anyone experience... "

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legsI just started on Reclipsen three weeks ago and about t...
" ...legs I just started on Reclipsen three weeks ago and about two weeks ago I began experiencing cramps (muscle spasms) in my... "

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currently on reclipsen for my acne. But how long does it...
" I'm currently on reclipsen for my acne. But how long does ...before I notice results? Has... "

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LadyJag
YES! It causes blood clots!
I was on Apri for a couple of years, then switched pharmacies, which pushed the cheaper Reclipsen. Within a few weeks, I started having terrible cramps in my left calf. But I had recently started taking Zumba lessons, so I thought Zumba was just kicking my butt. I limped around for months with a constant pain in my calf. Then one day, the pain just left my calf and moved up to my thigh. I thought I must have overcompensated with the limping and probably pulled a thigh muscle. A week or so later, the pain was in my groin, and I thought groin pull. Little did I know they were DVTs (blood clots!) Went on vacation and limped around the Smithsonian National Zoo. I noticed my leg was now swollen and even a bluish gray. At first, I thought a spider bit my ankle because of the extreme puffiness, but I couldn't find any puncture/entry marks. I called the oncall nurse from my insurance card, and after hearing my symptoms, she suggested I drag my butt to an ER "within the hour!" She even offered to send an ambulance. Sure enough, the ultrasound in the ER revealed multiple DVT/blood clots - in my calf, in my thigh, and in my groin. I spent the night in an out-of-state ER, and they didn't want to release me the next day because my PCP was 12 hours away. I convinced them to supply me with the blood thinner shots (Lovenox) so that I could stab myself in the belly with them twice a day until I could get home to see my doctor. Was also put on warfarin for about 9 months. Reclipsen nearly KILLED me! So no more BCP for me! It's so not worth dying for.

R
Reclipsen-Blood Clots
I was on Reclipsen for 6 weeks and was hospitalized for a bilateral pulmonary embolism. 6 weeks.

I've never smoked in my life. Age 24.

Please, please, please reconsider taking Reclipsen- the stories just keep getting worse. I am so happy to be alive but am now dealing with the aftermath of this...which may be long-term.

tiff
Blood Clots
Hi,

I was taking Reclipsen for about 3 years, but was really Apri first and the pharmacists kept switching back & forth and I didn't know the difference as I had never been on anything really every month before, completely healthy before all this. It turns out the pharmacists started carrying the generic reclipsen because it was less expensive than the Apri. Turns out I have three blood clots, one in my right leg and one in each one of my lungs, which ended up causing me severe complications. It almost took my life 3 times, I am now on my 8th surgery. I was in the hospital for over 2 months..I had a thoracentesis (sp?), an implantation of a filter in my IVC, and then a d-cordication along with another surgery to save my lung. They pulled out 500cc's of blood in my lung that they said was not there and was only fluid from pneumonia that it caused me, when in reality I was drowning internally from my lung filling up from blood, after they had sent me home & back in the emergency room less than 24 hours. They still do not know what caused my clots but the doctors in the hospital believe it was the birth control pills. I am still on blood thinners and it is 9 months later from the initial time this happened to me. I now have been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer with a tumor in my chest, that has to be removed from a surgery-the same as open heart surgery to get it removed, including cutting my breast bone in half. This is not what I had in mind, and am waiting on this surgery as I am only receiving treatment now at one of the best triage hospitals in the country and have specialists trying to figure out why this happened to me. I would not wish this on anyone, so please be careful on what you decide to put in your body. I am sorry for anyone this happened to.

Post from
www.drugs.com
was put on reclipsen, taking this birth co...
" ...am 24 and newly diagnosed with pcos. what are the chances ...get pregnant? I was put on... "

yes!!!!!! I am also taking reclipsen and have have horrible...
" ...yes!!!!!! I am also taking reclipsen and have have horrible acne :-( I NEVER break... "

Post from
answers.yahoo.com
one worse than a regular one?I just started Reclipsen....
" When you take one of those birth controls that make it so you only have a period once every... "

nd i have been having really bad anxiety and crying f...
" ...I recently switched birth control pills from trisprintec to reclipsen and i have been having really bad anxiety and crying fits since... "

emale, just started Reclipsen birth control pill 2months a...
" ...year old female, just started Reclipsen birth control pill 2months ago. I started to experience burning/sensitive scalp almost immediately after ...Hair loss soon followed. Has anyone experience... "

Post from
ehealthforum.com
legsI just started on Reclipsen three weeks ago and about t...
" ...legs I just started on Reclipsen three weeks ago and about two weeks ago I began experiencing cramps (muscle spasms) in my... "

Post from
ehealthforum.com
currently on reclipsen for my acne. But how long does it...
" I'm currently on reclipsen for my acne. But how long does ...before I notice results? Has... "

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