I just finished my third week of birth control. I'm taking Yaz, which has a much higher blood clotting risk than some others. I've been having pain in my calf, which I know is a symptom of a blood clot, but it feels like a muscle cramp. I've been having problems with that leg, and I've had cramping off and on for about a year now in that very same spot. I don't know how to tell the difference between that and a blood clot. I've had a couple of charlie horses lately, and it's been a long time since I've had that. I feel a knot when I press on my calf, so I assume it's a muscle issue and not a blood clot. I just want to know what to look for. I've also been throwing up almost every day since I started taking it. I know that nausea is a side effect, but shouldn't that be going away soon?
To answer mom2twobabies: I don't have any other symptoms, just cramping in my calf. No dizziness or anything. Just puking which started two days after I started the pills.
I should also add that I started taking a full strength aspirin every day when this pain started. That's what the doc told me to do last time they suspected a clot when it wasn't one.Answer Question
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