I am new to these boards and have questions about a menstrual problem I have been having for years and the doctors can't tell me what's wrong.
First off, when I started menstruating, I would get physically ill the first day of my cycle. I would vomit and have bowel troubles, severe cramps and very heavy bleeding.:( These I will call my "normal?" symptoms because I have been experiencing them every since I began menstruating. The doctors answer was to put me on the pill. So at the age of 13, I started taking the pill.
When I went to see a new doctor, after having my first child and my "normal?" menstrual symptoms came back, I was put on a different pill. The new pill worked fine, but after years of taking it, it was banned by the FDA for causing blood clots,:eek: and I was put on a different pill.
No pill I was put on since then has been sufficient, and it was changed many times. Over the years since that pill was banned, I have had no problems with my "normal?" symptoms, but have developed new ones.
My most bothersome symptom is that I was getting 2 periods a month. I was taking the pill faithfully (same time everyday) and that didn't help...so my pill was changed again and that didn't help. And again, and again...
About 6 months ago, against the recommendations of my doctor, I stopped taking the pill all together. My "normal?" symptoms are starting to reappear slowly and I am still bleeding more than I should be for a period. It starts out as a bloody discharge that gradually gets heavier and that can last for 3-6 days and then I get my regular period that will last for 5-8 days and is rather heavy. The first day of my regular period is when I have been experiencing my "normal?" symptoms.
If anyone has any idea as to what is happening here, please let me in on it. I have been told that the abnormal bleeding was not caused by the change from the banned pill to another pill, but it happened at the same time and so I am convinced that it may have been. :confused: My period hasn't been right since then and I was on that pill for many years without any problems. I was wondering if I should go back on the pill/see a new doctor/wait it out a while longer???:confused: