On August 31st of this year I started my menstrual cycle, and it hasn't really stopped since. At almost working on week two, I scheduled an appointed to talk with my doctor, as well as get a pap smear. I had to wait about two weeks for the appointment. During that time, my period was heavy for a day, then lighter for about three or four days. During the heavy parts, it was insane. Huge clots, to the point where I was going to the bathroom about every 30-45 minutes. Didn't have too horrible cramps or anything, some days better then others, but not much normally. Just feeling yucky. Finally went to see the doctor and we discussed things. She believed that it was a hormone problem. To help give me quick relief, she gave me birth control pills for a month, and a refill to try it out at least twice if it kept happening. They also gave me various blood tests. High cholesterol, diabetes, tyroid, and one other, I'm not sure what it was. I want to say insulin, but isn't that a part of the diabetes? Anyway...Everything came up normal, for the most part. My triglycerides were high, but I am overweight. And I am working on loosing weight.
I started taking the birth control on the 24th of September. At first, it worked slightly. My period got lighter, and then for a few days stopped completely. But after that, it came back. It's lighter then before, but it's certainly not simple spotting. I feel like crap overall. Emotional, feel like I'm going to vomit after I eat anything, my appetite doesn't exist, getting a lot of acid reflex in the evening, and at least in the last week I started to have cramps. Sometimes pretty bad, but mostly just normal.
I don't know if I should continue of the next month of birth control if my period hasn't sort itself out by then. This whole month has been hell to me, the one before it not so much better. She wanted to give it six months before I came back, but she didn't really offer much in the way of what we'd do next. I'm scared this isn't going to ever end, and I'm scared I can't afford anything else they're going to make me do. She did talk about putting me on progesterone for a week (or two? I don't remember), but she opted with the birth control because it was suppose to get rid of the period and offer me some quick relief. Perhaps I should go back and talk to her about that....any thoughts? Anyone ever go through this? Btw, I'm 26...I am overweight, but as said before. Attempting to work on it. Been a bit hard for the last two months, but I'm at least active everyday. It's just been hard eating right when I feel no need to eat, and then feel like I'm going to vomit after the first bit of food.View Thread
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