[Reader Beware: Major TMI in this post...]
I was put on three weeks of pre-IVF birth control pills and I started my first pill on October 22nd. I have been extremely diligent about taking them at the exact same time every day, as per the strict instructions from Dr. T.
On October 30th, I noticed some light brown spotting. Never having had mid-cycle spotting before, I was naturally concerned. I asked the doctor and nurses about this and they didn't seem worried, so I tried not to be bothered by it. Every day since then, the spotting has become more and more profuse until today, when the spotting transformed into a full-blown red bleed complete with heavy menstrual cramping.
Today is my 17th day on birth control pills and I'm still a good week away from when I'm supposed to get my period. But here it is, in all it's glory.
I don't get it. I thought birth control was supposed to regulate your cycle, not make it go all krazee. Why is this happening? Should I be worried?
I've left a message with the nurses to call me about this and I'll update when I hear back from them. *Sigh* I wish I knew what was going on here.
[Update: I just heard back from the nurse. She said she doesn't know why I am bleeding like this but admits it's unusual. I am supposed to go to the clinic first thing tomorrow morning for a blood test to see what's what. I'm nervous. When I asked her if my IVF cycle might be delayed or canceled because of this, she answered, "possibly". I'm trying not to freak out until we know what's going on but I really am worried.]