Young Woman Recounts: ‘How My Birth Control Almost Killed Me’

A Richmond woman, Joy Finley has narrated how not wanting to get pregnant almost made her lose her life because she was on birth control.

In a post she shared, Joy said she first noticed complications when she bled for a month during her period which is unusual. Paying a doctor a visit led to further complications.

Joy is sharing her story to create an awareness about the birth control, IUD’s (intrauterine device,) a little t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.

Her warning is shared as a precautionary tale for women to pay attention to their body and make necessary research before choosing a birth control method that will work for them.

Joy wrote:

”My Birth control almost killed me literally. So boom story time👏🏽…. since March 3, I was on my period and didn’t stop bleeding until April 6th, that never happened to me so I made a doctors appointment to figure out why I was bleeding so heavy.

Turns out my IUD moved out of my uterus. So yesterday Monday the 8th I got my IUD taken out and they replaced it with a new one. But my body rejected the first one, so my smart self should have thought more before trying to put another one in there.

READ ALSO: Unbelievable Story of How Complications Arising From the Use of IUD Left Decaying Mom Fighting for Her Life

So like 25 min go by I get home and I started vomiting viciously I was having hot flashes, passing out. I went back to the emergency room Monday night around 7pm and they said the new IUD was being pushed out my uterus what the hell.

I had to stay in the hospital to make sure my uterus was not infected 🤢 I was in excruciating pain and this post is not for sympathy it is honestly to educate all my ladies out there all these hormones are unnatural and could be fatal.

I literally almost lost my life just because I didn’t wanna end up pregnant. Now I’m moving forward and going #birthcontrolfree I refuse to be a victim. Now I’m going to play it safe and take better care of my body nothing unnatural is going in me ever again.

Ladies please educate yourself about the birth control you are using I don’t want you to go through this !! #iud #iudremoval.”

READ ALSO: 6 Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Birth Control Method

My Birth control almost killed me literally. So boom story time👏🏽…. since March 3 I was on my period and didn’t stop…

Posted by Joy Finley on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Photo credit: Joy Finley/Facebook

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