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"I Paid the Makers of Yasmin to Kill Me"

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Hardy, KYSherri H. was prescribed Yasmin for PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and was on the birth control pill for two years, until she wound up in hospital with a blood clot in her lung. "I am furious that Yasmin or Yaz is riskier than other birth control pills," says Sherri," and I was giving Bayer $63 per month to kill me!"

Blood ClotIn May of this year, Sherri thought she had flu-like symptoms--she was throwing up and coughing—but then she started to spit up blood. "At first I thought the blood was from coughing too much but it got progressively worse," says Sherri.

"About a week later I took my daughter to her grad party and got a really bad pain across my back," adds Sherri. " I couldn't catch my breath; it felt like I was being smothered, and the pain was like a big cramp. And I was spitting up a lot of blood. I went to ER where they diagnosed me with pneumonia and sent me home. But three days later I was back in hospital, bent over in pain, it was horrible. I would rather have my daughter all over again than go through that.

This time they did a CAT Scan and found a blood clot in my right lung. The doctors think it traveled from my leg and that is probably why I was so sick.

They asked the usual questions: my history, if there were any heart attacks in family etc. I am 43 and in good health and there is no history of heart problems in my family; the only thing that fit the criteria was that I was taking birth control and a bit overweight—the only two things that would cause a blood clot. I stopped Yasmin right away.

I was in ICU for two days and in the hospital for a total of 5 days. Now I will have to be on a blood thinner for at least 6 months.

When I found out that a birth control pill could do this, I was shocked. Over the years I knew there was a chance of blood clots but you never think it will happen to you. Then I discovered all the lawsuits being filed against Bayer's Yasmin and Yaz.

I went online and discovered that I was at high risk. Bayer was in trouble for not giving out enough information and warnings. If I knew that Yasmin and Yaz are more dangerous than other birth control pills, I would never have taken it.

I have been on the pill for many years but to know Yasmin has a higher risk than other birth control pills is unbelievable. I have a 5-year-old and it just through the grace of god that I am still here. What would my child do without her mummy? It just made me angry, It isn't right. You trust the drug companies and assume they are putting out a product that is safe and well tested. Then to find out they are hiding information from you—that is infuriating."

Sherri is in the process of filing a lawsuit against Bayer, the manufacturer of Yasmin. LawyersandSettlements will check back with Sherri in a few months regarding her case.



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