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    Okay so I am on the combined pill Rigevidon. I have been on it since June 2015.

    Everything seems to be going fine while on it.

    Although, I've seen articles recently about people dying from DVT from the pill I am on and I'm so worried. I worry about my health anyway but this has scared me so much.

    I've contemplated changing to another form of contraception with a lower risk.

    Are there any mini pills that people have been fine on?
    What are the risks with other contraceptives?

    Should I be worried or not?
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    Is this your second thread on this?

    All contraception methods have their good bits and not so good bits. Yes, a combined pill increases risk of DVT, but it's still a very small risk: about 60 women in 100,000 every year, compared with 30 in non-users. But for pregnant women, the risk goes up to 100 to 200 in 100,000 every year and the combined pill is very good at protecting against pregnancy, better than progesterone-only 'mini-pills'. It also, unlike them, protects against ovarian and endometrial cancers.

    So it depends on what you're most concerned about.

    If you smoke or drink more than the recommended limits, you're taking far more risk with your health than by using the combined pill.
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    Trust me, I'm on the pill too and it scares me but you just gotta think of the positives of being on it. I personally feel healthy on the pill so if anything was different I would definitely notice anything out of the ordinary. It's such a small risk that it really isn't worth worrying over! I'm sure you'd rather know that you were on a strong, reliable form of contraception than not being on anything at all, or something that isn't as strong. Don't worry too much, maybe talk to your doctor if you're stressed about it.
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    Is this your second thread on this?

    All contraception methods have their good bits and not so good bits. Yes, a combined pill increases risk of DVT, but it's still a very small risk: about 60 women in 100,000 every year, compared with 30 in non-users. But for pregnant women, the risk goes up to 100 to 200 in 100,000 every year and the combined pill is very good at protecting against pregnancy, better than progesterone-only 'mini-pills'. It also, unlike them, protects against ovarian and endometrial cancers.

    So it depends on what you're most concerned about.

    If you smoke or drink more than the recommended limits, you're taking far more risk with your health than by using the combined pill.
    No, this is my first post about it. I don't drink or smoke at all, I'm just really worried about getting a blood clot

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    Trust me, I'm on the pill too and it scares me but you just gotta think of the positives of being on it. I personally feel healthy on the pill so if anything was different I would definitely notice anything out of the ordinary. It's such a small risk that it really isn't worth worrying over! I'm sure you'd rather know that you were on a strong, reliable form of contraception than not being on anything at all, or something that isn't as strong. Don't worry too much, maybe talk to your doctor if you're stressed about it.
    I'm planning on going tomorrow! My body has suited to Rigevidon! I had barely any side effects to this day (touch wood) I just worry about everything and reading articles about people dying from my pill literally made me panic!
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    The best thing to do in your situation, is learn the signs of a DVT, I've been on the same pill and have never had any problems, I really have to stress though, majority of the combined pills increase the risk of DVT, but that doesn't mean you're going to get one.. There are risk factors that increase the chances, and you've already said you don't smoke or drink so that's good, it decreases the chances! But seriously, educate yourself on the symptoms of a DVT and if you do notice any one of them, no matter how small, book an appointment with your GP. The earlier you can 'catch' them as such, the less damage it can do! Good luck, I'm sure you'll be completely fine xx


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