Hey everyone, I have a question!|
I was prescribed the microgynon pill to delay my period as I'm going away this Thursday for two weeks and can't really be on.
Unfortunately, I think she told me the wrong thing! I have only have about a 21 day gap between each period which meant that I would come on halfway through. The doctor said to start taking the pill the first day of my period before I go which was the 6th June. So I did that, but I have now been on my period non stop since then! It was very brown/black at the beginning - which is unusual for me - and on recommendation from a friend, I stopped taking the pill last friday. Now my period seems to have gone back to "normal mode" so is now red. I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm going to have to be on at the beginning of the trip, but will my period last as long as it would normally? Or i have managed to freakishly mutate my cylce?
Mar. 3rd, 2012 @ 09:07 am
I looked in the memories and could not find anything in them for what I'm about to ask,|
My boyfriend and I had sex for a week after my period, one thing lead to the next, I took the Plan B pill. As usual, it makes you bleed to flush your system. I am leaving for Savannah for St. Patty's day, coincidentally I will be starting back that weekend. Is there anyway that my period will be on the same track that it was before I took Plan B? I've done some research on this topic, but was unsuccessful on retrieving the answer exactly.
Hi everyone! I am looking for some support/suggestions/experiences regarding excessive bleeding during periods.|
I am currently on ortho evra (the patch) which I have been using for at least the last two years. My cycle is every 28 days with light spotting over the course of 3-4 days during my patch off week.
Last week, I had an awful period with cramping and a four hour period of excessive bleeding. I removed my patch on Sun 2/19 and hadn't seen any spotting until Thurs afternoon. Typically, I will see spotting two days after patch removal. So I had some spotting on thurs and nothing major. Noticed some cramping but nothing out of the ordinary. Then I went to bed and was woken up around 3:00am where I was just bleeding and bleeding. Its as if it wouldnt stop. I went and sat on the toilet after using three super tampons in about 45 mins. This is something that I have NEVER experienced even when I was off bc. After about almost four hours of this heavy bleeding, it eventually subsided. I then proceeded to have some spotting until this Tues 2/28.
For the last few weeks I have felt nauseous, sometimes dizzy, run down. My family has a history of endometriosis and early menopause. My sister also needed to have an ovary removed due to a grapefruit sized cyst on it.
I was concerned after talking to my sister and decided to go to the gyno. She did an exam and told me that she's hoping that this last period was just a "fluke" and not to be too concerned. She did a pelvic exam, felt around, pap smear and sent me to have my iron levels tested.
I can't help but worry that something is seriously wrong and the dr is just waiting until next time. What if I go a month or two without excessive bleeding and then it happens again? She suggested possibly changing birth control from patch to something else to see if that would help before doing an ultrasound. I'm just not sure if I should get a second opinion or what. I don't want to have an ultrasound done to ease my worries although it would be helpful and I also don't want to play around with different types of birth controls to stop the excessive bleeding.
Am I being to paranoid over this? I am 30 yrs old and am worried about missing my opportunity to have kids.
I've had periods so difficult that back in high school, I spent the first afternoon of it on the couch in the office. Nice thing it did for my social life...|
..and hives, I already have bad skin problems, but come red tide, it gets so much worse.
I'm looking into starting on the pill for many many reasons (contraceptive being one of them), but primarily, I'll like to not feel like crap every month.
So which pill is best, for those of us with menstrual hives? The only one I know of is Yasmin, from the commercials, but um, what are you guys on?
ETA Nov 8th 2011: I have been on Aviane 28 for over 3 months now, and while I still have enzema problems, the really terrible menstrual hives are gone. Since it's low dose, I have some spotting before the last pill, but the /last/ period (third since pill) was so light, all I needed was a few pantyliners. I highly recommend starting the pill!
...it did make me tired and depressed in the beginning. I read that it depletes vitamin B, and with more beef, liver, and eggs in my diet (plus bananas and potatoes for potassium, which improves mood as well), I feel better now.
Current Music: The Beatles - "Help"
So I have a potentially stupid question, but I have to ask.|
My husband and I have decided we're ready to get pregnant. I've been on Seasonale for 3 1/2 years. We realized that in order to have a baby in April (the latest time of year we want to have a baby) we have to conceive in early-mid August.
If I stop taking my pill today, is there a possibility that I could conceive in August or would that simply be too small of a window for my body to go back to normal? I know everyone's different, but I just need to know if it's even a possibility? I tried doing some Google research but couldn't really get much of a picture.
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|» Weight of The Keeper?|
Hey all! I'm doing a project about sustainable menstrual products and I'm featuring the Keeper. Do any of you guys know how much the Keeper weighs? I can't find anything online, although this could be my own Google-failing. |
Thanks for your time!
i just got birth control for the first time. i was prescribed Ortho tri cyclen, but when i went to the pharmacy they gave me trinessa. |
so i figure no big deal right? I hope, i started reading internet stuff about it and got nothing but negative feedback so now im scared. I already opened the pack so i guess im going to try it for the month. Any positive stories on trinessa?
please? i just wanna be reassured i wont be all screwed up next month.
|» derp didn't find anything. |
Where can I find an awesome journal type item to track my cycle? |
Besides the obvious "buy a journal and track" it.
I am having INCREASED craziness PMS related emotional changes due to my maybe too high of estrogen intake or some other reason that I will bring up with my midwife the 8th and i'd like to track it until NEXT April.
I mean non-electronic, hand and paper type cycle tracker. Not online...I don't remember use the online ones and I don't have a phone that is "smart".
|» I think I figured out part of the Sherman method or something similar|
Several months ago someone posted about the Sherman method in menstrual_cups . That post got deleted, but the gist of it was that someone in Israel is teaching a method where women can control their periods. It seemed like the idea was that you can sort of "blow your os" the way you blow your nose. But you had to go to the seminars in Israel to learn how to do it. I can't find the Sherman Method website now. Maybe it's gone, or maybe it's not showing up in my search because the site isn't in English.|
Anyway, shortly after I read that post, I started doing some breathing exercises called SRI. I noticed that when I focused my breath on my lower abdoemen while I was on my period it caused me to gush. When I do that at the beginning of my period it starts heavier and I have only one heavy day and then spotting. Without doing the exercises, I have a heavy day, a medium day, then spotting. I haven't been able to control my periods as much as Sherman claims that you can under her instruction, but I'm getting better with practice and it is an improvement!
What I do is I place my hands on my lower abdomen. As I breathe in through my nose, I imagine that I'm filling the area under my hands with energy and breath, expanding the tissues. Then I breathe out through my mouth and focus on contracting and emptying the area. There is no bearing down. The pelvic muscles are relaxed. I do a few breaths while I'm in the shower or on the toilet. When I do this at the beginning of my period I have some really heavy bleeding for the next few hours but it gets my period over with more quickly and is less crampy.
Maybe it's all in my head, who knows, but it could be worth a try if anybody wants to give it a shot. Let me know if it works for you!
|» A Silly Question|
Hi all, new here...|
I've popped in to ask a question you'll probably think is daft - I certainly do...
Is it possible that my cat knows when I'm on my period? He's nearly a year old and fairly loving but independant much of the time. When I'm menstruating, though, we turns into a total cuddlebunny and doesn't want to leave my side. It's clear he knows something is different, but how? Am I warmer? Do I smell different? Does he just pick up on my somewhat elevated stress levels? I don't think it's a hormonal thing (he's neutered). Whatever it is, the extra cuddles are very welcome!
Obviously this isn't really an important question, I'm just curious to know whether anyone else has had a similar experience...