“I wasn’t on any birth control until a few months before I got married because I didn’t want to get my period on my wedding day,” Corrine explains. Her wedding was on a Saturday, but about a week prior to that, she got out of bed, thinking about getting ready for work but she could barely walk - her leg had swollen to twice its normal size.
Corrine immediately called her fiancé: he drove her to the ER at the local hospital. “Right away the doctors determined that I had deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, in my right leg but they couldn’t deal with it at this small hospital,” she says. “Instead they did a temporary procedure until I got the right help: They put a filter in my artery so the blood clot wouldn’t travel to my lungs and I had to stay in the hospital bed for a few days until I was transferred to another hospital. I kept praying to please get me out of here before my wedding!”
At the second hospital, they removed the blood clot from Corrine’s leg and put in a stent - she had to undergo two surgeries. “I was released on Friday and got married on Saturday,” she says, laughing. “But we had to postpone our honeymoon to Hawaii because I wasn’t allowed to fly. It is crazy how quickly the Yasmin DVT happened. I had no idea; I was clueless about Yasmin side effects.
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“I was on Coumadin for several months afterward and I had to take heparin during my two pregnancies to make sure I didn’t get another blood clot. And to this day, I am very cautious about taking any medications, even aspirin. Guaranteed I would never in a million years take another drospirenone drug ever again. I don’t understand how humans can be running Bayer, the maker of Yasmin and other dangerous birth control pills like Yaz and Ocella. I think it is disgusting and insane that Bayer is still allowed to put these drugs on the market. I want to get involved in a Yasmin lawsuit mainly to get these birth control pills off the market so women won’t have to go through anything like I did. And on top of that, almost ruining my wedding day.”