The Pill

I grew up before “The Pill”. However, I was aware from the introduction of contraceptive pills that they have an effect on the ENTIRE Endocrine System. Complications include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea, bloating
  • Depression
  • Thrombophlebitis and pulmonary emboli
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lumps in the breast
  • Weakness of arms or legs
  • Stroke
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Jaundice
  • Pregnancy (at least a 1% possibility)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Years of endocrine dysfunction after coming off the Pill


Admittedly pregnancy carries risks and an unwanted child is definitely not a good experience!? On the other hand, a condom or a diaphragm plus a spermicidal cream is statistically as good at preventing pregnancy. The increased risk of stroke or heart attack is 1.3 to 2.3 times that of women not using the Pill. Interestingly, the PharmacoMafia is now rapidly pushing a Male Pill which undoubtedly will allow men equal opportunity for complications!

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