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I don't know what is wrong with me. For months I have had break through bleeding a week or so before my actual withdrawal bleeding(I'm on BC pill). I've been to the doctor several times and have had it changed I don't know how many times. I think this is my third kind so far. The doctor said, give it a month and if it happens again, then they need to do an ultrasound to see if there is something else going on. I was really hoping this would work, but on the Friday of my second pill week, there was a little breakthrough bleeding, which is sooner than it has been. Usually it is a Sunday or Saturday when I get breakthrough bleeding, so I emailed the doctor again and said it started again, and earlier. Waited until I was done with the active pills and still no sign of it lighting up. Breakthrough bleeding on and off up until my in active week, then had weird cramps at the end of my last active week and didn't really start withdrawal bleeding until today/late last night.

Long story short, doctor wants me to go in for an ultrasound to see if there is an underlying issue to this and if not, need to change to a different type of birth control. None of these outcomes sounds good, I was fine with the pill up until this all started happening, but I guess it's better to find out than not to. Ugh.

This is more of me just complaining about this than anything. But does anyone have any words of wisdom or comforting thoughts to help?
3:48 pm - 07/10/2018

Cytolytic vaginosis

Been a little under the weather in the delicate bits, and a treatment for both BV and thrush have proven futile.

I'm convinced that my use of aerosol antiperspirant has thrown off my PH balance, and as a result, my vagina is in revolt. I went to see a gp today and he refused to deal with me unless I had swabs, so I proceeded to my local gum clinic, who also refused to deal with me as it wasn't sexually related. Mercifully someone took pity on me and i was given a full sexual screening along with furtther swabs and internal examination.

The outcome is thus- I have suspected cytolyic vaginosis (higher than normal acidity) some irritation and a small amount of pus found. I have to wait seven days for the std results to come back (although I believe that isnt't an issue) and in the meantime, I need to bathe in baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). I do not have a bath and will probably get trapped in the shower tray if I tried it, was told to avoid douching, so i was thinking about soaking a towel and sitting on it.

Does anyone have any experience/ recommendations with this?
6:30 pm - 06/29/2018

Thyroid testing

Hey all,
I’ve been dealing with some depression issues for about 12 years. Been working closely with a great therapist for 2 years. We’ve hit a point where therapy is doing all it can. But I’m still having a LOT of motivation and exhaustion issues. She will refer me to a psychiatrist for antidepressants but mentioned that they will want me to get my thyroid checked first since apparently depression can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.
This was news. My own research uncovered several other symptoms that all started 12 years ago and have been getting progressively worse: weight gain (used to be underweight with an awful diet and no exercise, now I’m at the top end of average with a great diet and a lot of exercise), dry skin, brittle nails, sensitivity to cold, low body temperature, heavy and irregular periods (now with spotting in between), week long PMS when I used to have none, trouble concentrating and remembering things, depression, fatigue...
Appointment is booked with a new to me primary care physician in 2 weeks. Doctor knowledge trumps dr google and strangers on a forum BUT some doctors are great listeners and some not so much. I don’t know this one at all and have no idea how this appointment will go. I know there are some experienced malfunctioning thyroid people on here and am just trying to gather what info I can so IF I need to advocate for myself I have some kind of idea what to advocate for. Full panel over TSH only yes? Numbers in the optimal range rather than just normal? What’s a reliable source on those numbers/what should they be?
Not going to lie, hypothyroidism seems a lot more straightforward to treat than depression and would explain a lot. Fingers are crossed that’s what it really is.
11:55 pm - 06/24/2018

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Probably normal, but getting concerned - I recently had some life changes where I switched jobs and was under high stress for a long period of time in the process. Although I had some spotting instead of a full blown period in April, I didn’t get a period at all in May (I have a 30 day cycle and usually lasts 5-6 days, at the end of each month, and pretty regular). I figured it was just the stress and didn’t think much of it. Got my period June 5th and have been on it ever since. It hasn’t been very consistent either, ranges from spotting to full blown menstruation with some clotting. And it’s “fresh” more brightly colored blood. Any advice? I’m waiting for health insurance to kick in on the 1st from the new job I started. Is this just a classic case of stress kicking my ass?

FYI - not on birth control, and haven’t been sexually active since November.
6:23 am - 06/22/2018

Vagisil question?

It says for external use only but im more than positive it got inside of my hole. Is this ok?
10:44 pm - 06/15/2018

9 days after LEEP

9 days ago I had my LEEP. It went okay. The pain meds did not work, butI came through. The first days I fine okay and things were what I was told. My regular cycle started Monday and went my normal few days,but tonight I started bleeding heavy. On Tuesday I have an appointment to see if the cervix is healing. If I am still bleeding can the doctor still see anything or should I cancel the appointment? If I cancel it may be over a month before I can get an appointment.
Ah, I know I posted about this before and yet here I am again. I once again have been having problems with my birth control.

Short back story: I've been on the same birth control for 5 years, been working well up until this fall, when I was starting to have break through bleeding before my in-active week. Went to the doctor, put me on something different(can't remember what) and told me to stack them, to try to restart everything. That caused more problems. Then, they put me on something else and I still had the same problem. Finally third try, was put on Portia, was told to give it a few months, even though i was still having break through bleeding, and if there are still problems see my regular doctor. Went through 3 cycles, and almost to my in-active week(which is next week) on of course, just like before, on Monday, there was break through bleeding.

Now, I am not sure if its break through bleeding because I started the pack a little late or if its break through bleeding like before. It hasn't bad as bad as before, more on Monday but barely any(just a light trace) after that.

I am going to the doctor tomorrow, just can't see my regular one, because she isn't around. I am so tired of this, I am not sure what the doctor will even do about it. Been on so much so far. Ugh.

Just hoping maybe someone out there knows what I should do.

*Edit*:Went to see the doctor today. Put me on Apri and HOPEFULLy that should work! She said to keep her posted on the progress and if it doesn't work, then I need to come in to have my hormone levels checked and maybe an ultra sound to see if it is something more going on there. Part of me thinks I am just being paranoid over nothing. I only really had break through bleeding on Saturday and Monday, with a very little trace of it on Tuesday. But had cramps this morning. I guess better to be safe than sorry, since this shouldn't be happening at all really. After so many switches, i shouldn't have any problems. Ugh.
Ok so last month I took clomid 50mg and the only side effect I had was hot flashes, this month I started clomid 100mg and my heart has been racing it was 165 yesterday and I went to the ER they said everything is ok with my heart and could not find anything? Could I just be having anxiety from the medicine? Is this normal to have increase in heart rate on this medicine? I took my last two pills yesterday so does anyone know when this anxiety or whatever is going on will stop?? This is a awful feeling! And hoping my level went much higher when my blood work is done it was 7.9 on the 50mg so fingers crossed! Thanks so much for anyone that comments
Last Sunday, I was going to take my first pill of my new birth control pill pack, and realized I must of stupidly thrown out my next three packs when I was cleaning.(I know, dumb move! Ugh!) I had to work the next day, so after work I went to the pharmacy and they were able to get me a new pack. I took the first one as soon as I got home. It was less than 24 hours late(I think 14 hours late).
My husband and I had sex last night and this morning, no condoms. I have been reading different things. The instructions on the packet said that no other protection is needed if you miss one pill, as long as you take it as soon as you can. While stuff on line says protection is needed the first 7 days after. We didn't wait 7 days, but it was close to it.

Coud someone tell me if I need emergency birth control or if I am okay?

I take Portia and I haven't missed any before then.
9:46 pm - 05/24/2018

Tampons coming out bent?

So I'm 16 years old and my periods have always been regular in time and flow. This week, my tampons have been coming out bent. What I'm finding even more strange is that the blood usually covers the whole tampon, but this week, it's been covering the whole thing except one vertical bar being left completely bare and white. I've checked for possible parts of tampons being stuck but there's nothing there. 

Does someone know anything that can help?

I'm new here and I don't know what information is required, so I hope I have provided an adequate description of my problem. 

Thank you in advance.

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