Sunday, October 30, 2011


•Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods, especially for the first few cycles
•Nausea and vomiting
•Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
•Breast tenderness and enlargement
•Headaches (birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
•Acne (birth control pills can also improve acne)
•Changes in sex drive, often a decrease.

•Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
•Signs of a stroke, such as:

◦Vision or speech changes
◦Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
◦Severe headache

•Signs of liver damage, such as:

◦Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
◦Dark urine
◦Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)

•Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
•High blood pressure (hypertension)
•Depression or other emotional changes
•Migraines (or changes in your migraines, if you have had them before)
•Breast lumps
•Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:

◦Pain in the calf
◦Leg cramps
◦Leg or foot swelling

•Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:

◦Shortness of breath
◦Sharp chest pain
◦Coughing up blood

•Chest pain or heaviness, which may be a sign of a heart attack
•High cholesterol
•Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

◦Unexplained rash
◦Unexplained swelling
◦Difficulty breathing or swallowing.


•Reactions at the injection site (redness, itching, pain, or swelling near the injection site)
•Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
•Sinus infections
•Accidental injury
•Urinary tract infections (bladder infection)

Other common side effects include:

•Flu symptoms (such as fever or chills)
•Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
•High cholesterol
•Blood in the urine
•Back pain
•High blood pressure (hypertension)

•Symptoms of an infection, including cough, chills, fever, or weakness
•An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
•Difficulty breathing, especially accompanied by water retention or swelling, which may be signs of congestive heart failure (CHF)
•Unexplained bruising or bleeding
•Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
◦An unexplained rash
◦Wheezing or difficulty breathing
◦Unexplained swelling.

•Kidney stones
•Menstrual problems
•Muscle cramps.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Tribute to Julie for the Organ Celebration of 2011

When we are in your 20’s and 30’s we live our lives thinking there will always be a tomorrow. Never thinking that tomorrow will never come at that age. We don't think what happens when your time is done here on earth? For my sister Julie Ann Woodby on March 5 2008 it was her last day here on this earth. My sister Julie was a woman who loved and lived like there wasn’t going to be a tomorrow .Julie was a loving wife to Stephen Woodby and mother of two beautiful little girls Lillian Hope Woodby and Madison Faith Woodby. Julie live her life honoring her Father and being that crazy sister that everyone wished they had. Julie was funny she liked to joke around but had a sweet sensitive side to her that no one could resist. Julie had a big heart and a love for anyone who she came into contact with. That was the main reason why our family chose to donate her organs. You know I never imagined in life that our family would have to make that decision for my sister, but knowing my sister and her amazing love I know it was the right thing to do. Today in this tribute to my sister, her love and her life I leave you with one of my sayings.
In our sorrows someone else’s prayers are being answered.
I am grateful to have had 29 wonderful years with my sister and am proud that God gave me the opportunity to be her older sister. Now she rests in HIS arms until we meet again.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Flu Shot and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

Hello Bloggers,

It has been a bit since I reported a new drug or have given info on side effects. Please forgive me. While reading a report on the CDC's website I came across a report that is very dear to my heart.

Those of you that know me may remember me talking about my fathers battle with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). Today I was doing research on the topic and have come across an article from the CDC stating that there may be a link between Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and taking the flu shot. The article talks about finding from an increased number of cases reported in 1976 after patients taking the flu shot for the swine flu epidemic of 1976.

Please feel free to read up on this particular subject it may interest you.
If anyone out there has any questions about Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) please feel free to give me a call or shoot me a message.

To read the article i have included the below link

As alway thank you for reading
I Love You
God Bless You!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Common side Effects

Dry mouth
Blurred vision
Dizziness or drowsiness may occur during the first few days as your body adjusts to this medication.

Serious Side Effects

Mental/mood changes
Signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever)
Yellowing eyes or skin
Unusual tiredness
Fast/pounding heartbeat
Worsening of seizures


Common Side Effects

Stomach upset
Stuffy nose.

Serious Side Effects

Heart attack
High blood pressure
Heart failure from body swelling (fluid retention)
Kidney problems including kidney failure
Bleeding and ulcers in the stomach and intestine
Low red blood cells (anemia)
Life-threatening skin reactions
Life-threatening allergic reactions
Liver problems including liver failure
Asthma attacks in people with asthma

Friday, October 7, 2011


Common Side Effects

Runny nose
Sore throat

Serious Allergic Reaction (may occur)

Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
Severe dizziness
Trouble breathing