7:25 pm - 05/05/2019

break through bleeding never seems to end-help!

Really don't know what to do anymore. I have been going through different birth control pills for a year and a half now i think. It all started with break through bleeding, and after being on different pills, exams, estrogen pills, other birth control pills, the break through bleeding doesn't stop. My original doctor thought it could be fibroids, so I got an exam done back in september, turned out it wasn't that at all. That's when the doctor suggested estrogen pills, then a different birth control. I have no idea how many times I have switched brands.

First it would happen a few days before my off-week, but it discovered some break through bleeding today, after having sex with my husband and I still have a week left of pills to take!! It only seemed to happen after we had sex(got on the sheets, ugh!) Though, I am afraid it will be off and on until the end of my off-week.

I have talked to my gynocologist and since we want to have kids in the near future, he doesn't want to change my treatment yet. If it means to go off the pills completely and leave the chances of having kids up in the air for the next few months then we'll do that.

But it just frustrates me that the break through bleeding is happening earlier and earlier now. I don't miss a single dose, I always take it on time, given an hour or two late once in awhile, and I haven't had anything too insignificant happen in my life to change that either. The normal stresses of work and stuff, no big diet changes or anything.

I don't know why this is happening still. I thought it was done in February when i actually didn't have any break through bleeding! But that was only one month, after that, it's been still happening and not getting better.

I have contacted my gynecologist again to see what he says, but not sure what else he can do besides suggest an IUD. I don't want one, since we want to have kids in the future.

Has anyone else had these frustrations? So lost and frustrated.
for_fucks_sake_ 8th-May-2019 01:22 pm (UTC)

I’ve had breakthrough bleeding on both pills and an IUD but have NEVER had it treated with estrogen, always progesterone.

Not sure if that helps at all, but you’re not alone in the frustration!

actorgrl04 10th-May-2019 01:18 am (UTC)
That's interesting you weren't put on estrogen. They put me on it for a week because my uterine lining was very thin, almost menopausal thin. But of course, that didn't help and nothing has. It is very frustrating! I'm just ready to leave it as it is and deal with it.
for_fucks_sake_ 13th-May-2019 10:52 pm (UTC)

I can’t take estrogen anyway, but even prior to that discovery it’s always been progesterone I’ve gotten. Not sure why.

I recently had a hysterectomy and think it’s the best choice I’ve ever made. The breakthrough bleeding only got worse over the years.

I hope you can get something to work to treat it!

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