Today, one of our patients told us that her mom (who is young—under 50) had blood clots in her lungs and it has to do with taking birth control pills. I didn't ask her details because she wasn't directly talking to me, but OMG THE HORROR, HELP!!1!!!1! I'm scareddddd. I know there are side effects to all kinds of medications and whatnot and that the likelihood for something like this to happen is so small. Also, birth control use isn't the only risk factor for developing blood clots. Also, pills nowadays are different than ones in the past, so there's that. But ugh, I DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT THIS! I've been on the pill since I was 16, so that's a good 6+ years. AHHHH! I'm not being a rational human being right now. APOLOGIES.
I have to go to bed. I just remembered this and was sent into a spiral of panic. GOOD NIGHT!