I went to the nurse this evening to get a repeat prescription for my pill. She refused to give me a prescription as she had read my notes and this time last year I'd started complaining of headaches at the start of each period. The nurse at that time had told me to 'keep an eye on it' so I did. A few months later I had yet more issues, not just with the headaches, and went to see a doctor and asked him to change my pill. He'd refused (and he was rude and made me cry but that's a whole other story). This nurse today has told me that the headaches I get are a sign of possible DVT and potentially onset of a stroke! They should have changed my pill a year ago and no one did, even when I asked. I also occasionally get slight aches in my leg and told the nurse this and she said to keep an eye on this (in fact I can feel one now) but they should stop now that I am no longer taking the combined pill. She said this is also a clear indicator that I am possibly suffering from DVT or stroke. given that in the past I have been checked for DVT and this is on my notes, the doctors and nurses who have seen me in the last year should have immediately changed my pill and only today did anyone mention it. The nurse was so mortified she said that if I hadn't come in she would have called me and made me! I can't believe what a close call this is! She has pointed me in the direction of some info on other methods of contraception I could go for but given I only take my pill to regulate my cycle currently I might just have a break and see how things go. If I become a moody ***, I apologise, but at least I will be moody but not dead!