I'm 25 and have a clotting and bleeding disorder. My hematologist has always told me that I cannot be on birth control pills. When I went for my yearly check up about 4 months ago and discussed having bad cramps my gynecologist recommended I take Nora-Be to help. (I am not worried about getting pregnant, just the cramps..) I was very leery about doing so, so I never went to fill the prescription.
So a few months later I started having worse cramps, especially when I was on my period. They are very sharps pains that hurt excruciatingly bad when I have a bowel movement the first few days of my period. I was concerned this month because once my period had passed I was still feeling sore inside my pelvic area. I made an appointment with the gynecologist yesterday to have it checked out. They gave me a pregnancy/UTI urine test which came back negative but then had me leave with no reasurement at all. I was worried I might have endometriosis but the nurse practitioner told me that she couldn't give me the tests for it. She questioned me about taking the mini pills and I told her I had not taken them.... I'm just a little confused about what I should do... The pills have SO many terrible side effects (acne... which I am already vey prone to and weight gain)and with my blood disorders I'm just scared to take them. Is there any good advise I can get as to what I should do....? As I mentioned, I've already went to the dr but did not get any good advisement.View Thread