Hey ladies thoughts and prayers are needed for my BFF. A couple of weeks ago my BFF slammed her finger in a door sending her to her family doctor to get it cleaned up, while she was there her BP was 180/140, assuming it was just elevated because of the incident she was sent home. Fast forward to the next week she calls me and tells me that she doesn't "feel right" (I have had severe heart problems my whole life, so she thought I could offer some insight). I tell her to go the Dr. Doctors tell her it is more than likely anxiety, since she is graduating and getting married soon. WEELLLLLL, she insisted on seeing a Cardiologist, who runs numerous tests, and finds out that she has blood clots in both lungs and 2 in her heart, all of which were caused by birth control. The doctors said they thought the ones in her heart have been there for a while, and said she has been a walking bomb. She is now in the hospital getting the care she needs, but is scared to death. I guess slamming her finger in the door may have saved her life. You always hear BC can cause this, but you never think it will happen to someone you know. BTW, she is 20, healthy weight, very active,and a non smoker. She had been on Triphasil for 4 years. EDIT: Even more freaky, the night before on TLC's Dr. G Medical Examiner, there was a 26 y/o girl who seized and died from blood clots caused by BC.