A year after being fitted with a contraceptive implant, Tasha Hughes began to suffer from crippling headaches and blurred vision, the UK's Daily Mail reports.
Her doctors didn't take her symptoms seriously, and it took a trip to opticians to discover that she had developed intracranial hypertension, probably triggered by the hormones released by the implant.
The opticians said she would have gone blind within weeks if her condition had not been spotted.
Fortunately, Tasha was rushed the hospital for emergency surgery, which involved slicing open her skull and inserting a shunt to drain dangerous levels of fluid from her brain.
Two years later she is still suffering the effects and remains partially blind. She is sharing her story to warn other women about the unexpected side effects of hormonal contraceptives.
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