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We are working on that.....
by Cheryl (no login)
No, unfortunately, there isn't much one can do, right now. There is really no legal avenue to pursue this. It is basically unchartered territory. PTS is not recognized by the medical community as a whole, so, it doesn't exist(their words, not mine.) How can they be forced to own up to something that doesn't exist? You can't find a competent dr to treat you, let alone find a lawyer competent on PTS to handle the case. Wouldn't it be sweet to have a female lawyer that had a tubal ligation and was now suffering from PTS? Not that I wish it on anyone, but PTS is not predjudiced about who it strikes, PTS knows no race, religion, age, it just hits women in general. It sucks, but it is reality. There have been those that tried to do something, but came up against a brick wall.
Birth control is a common answer. But, it isn't a good one. It is just like taking an aspirin because you have an ache somewhere. A generic RX. By telling us to take the pill, it is admitting, somewhat, that our problem is hormonal. But, I know that I personally got my tubal so I wouldn't have to take the pill. I had tried LOTS and had no luck in the past. I felt like crap with each different one I tried. With one, I went so far as to go in for a pregnancy test as I had most of the symptoms of it. It was Negative, though.
Our post tubal mailing list is hoping to change this. We women need to pull together and get things going to get the word about PTS out and to get the laws changed to protect the future generation of women. Our sisters, daughters, nieces, friends, any woman that may be faced with the decision of whether or not to have a BTL as their chosen form of permanent birth control.
Take Care and Best of Luck!! Cheryl :o)
Posted on Jan 13, 1999, 8:23 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199
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