I have been on the contraceptive injection for a total of 9 months now, since day 1 of having this injection I have had constant vaginal bleeding. The first 6 months it was like brown discharge, the last 3 months was like a regular period. I sometimes get period cramps but its nothing serious.
As soon as I started bleeding on my first injection I asked if it was normal and was told it was fine and to wait until I have my next injection to see if it regulates. So I waited...
Still bleeding so the nurse gave me some tablets for approx. 10 days to take to stop the bleeding. After 10 days I went back to the clinic as the tablets had no effect.
The nurse put me on a different set of tablets. I only took one (maybe 2) of the tablets before I managed to lose the packet. I was on holiday at the time so had to wait till I got back before I could get some more.
After returning from holiday I went back to the nurse to ask for some more, the usual one I see wasnt there, so instead I saw a male doctor. He checked my blood pressure and it was high, so informed me that I was not allowed to take the tablets I was using. I was given some different tablets to take for approx 10 days try and sort out the problem.
I returned to the clinic for my 3rd injection. The nurse was back :) I told her that the last set of tablets didnt work, except yesterday was my first day I was clean and did not bleed one tiny bit. She seemed quite happy at that and said she had faith that the stuff was working, although she didnt think those were the right tablets to have given me at the time (Sorry I really dont have the names of all these pills anymore!) So again, she checked my blood pressure and it was back to normal. (My BP has been up and down for the last year or so now) This time she gave me some different tablets that were pretty huge, (I hate taking big tablets aswell!), was told to take 4 a day on the first day my bleeding started. At this point ive totally lost hope any of these tablets would work but had a little hope that I wouldnt need to take the tablets as I had my first clean day yesterday.
2-3 hrs after having my injection, im bleeding again like a full on period. Take one tablet, nearly throwing it back up as I have difficulty taking large tablets. Totally not keen to take the rest so I've left them now for the last few days.
Will be returning in August sort of time for my next injection. But me and my boyfriend both think I should just stop it and try to think of something else.
Sorry for the long post, but has anyone else had this experience for bleeding so long? It seems pretty obvious its the injection causing it but will I ever find a solution?
Anyone who has an answer would be a complete hero.
Family medical history - father diabetic and frequent high blood pressure readings, mother - epileptic.
Relationship status - long term relationship
STI's - none
Had my blood pressure issue checked out by a doctor - when i saw him he checked it 3 timesa and it was normal - have had an ultrasound, pregnancy test, urine and blood tests and all results came back without any cause for concern.
Anything else you need to know please ask! Thank you SO SO SO much!!!!!