Frustrations with the minipill, sex, and bleeding!
I had a normal withdrawal bleed on Dec 27-31, Then switched from the combined pill to mini pill on Tues Jan 1st. Sunday the 30th and Monday the 31st I forgot to take any pills (should have started the mini pill on Sunday Dec 30) I had another "normal" withdrawal bleed on Jan 16-20, which was a week earlier than it should have been but I just figured it was a weird thing since I started a new kind of pill and had missed the first two days. On Jan 21, I thought my bleed was over (besides a little of that annoying brown discharge) and my husband and I had sex. I started bleeding again later that day and it was fresh red blood. I bled until the 23rd. We had sex again last night, Jan 28, and it was a little rougher than usual. I went to the bathroom and I noticed blood. I figured it was just a freak sex accident and I tore something a little. Went to bed. Today, Jan 29, I noticed a small amount of blood every time I would go to the bathroom and wipe, but really no big deal, still thinking it was just from tearing something. This evening after working out I went to the bathroom and there was blood like I normally get at the beginning of a period. Moderately heavy, and kind of a pale red, if that makes sense. I put on a pantyliner thinking it would go away but it hasn't. I went out for ice cream with a friend and started getting very period-like cramps, and I came home and had to put on a pad because I almost bled through my pantyliner.
Is this just typical, adjusting to a new pill kind of thing? I've never been on the mini pill before. Only combined hormone. I switched to mini because my sex drive was seriously low on the combined. It has been better on the mini but I've been bleeding so much I can't even enjoy it. I've also noticed that I've been having a much harder time maintaining/losing weight (trying to lose, struggling to even maintain the weight I'm at). I've heard that people generally have less issues with their weight on the mini pill so that's what I was hoping for!
Another thing that crossed my mind, is this prolonged/sporadic bleeding indicative of a very early miscarriage? How would I tell the difference between a early miscarriage and switched-to-a-new-pill strangeness? I know I could have taken a pregnancy test but honestly I was scared to.
And why is it that the two times I've had "extra" bleeding has been right after having sex? Is there some strange hormone thing from sex that could cause bleeding? or could his penis cause whatever hangs out in my uterus to come loose because my uterus isn't used to the mini pill or something? My cervix hangs low and gets bumped a lot, but I've never, ever bled from sex except like the third time ever or something like that.