Monday, November 5, 2007

What The H-E-Double Hockey Sticks??? [Updated]

[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.]

11 comments:

Katarina Jelly Beana said...

deep breath girlie!

It's going to be Ok. They'll get the blood test results back and you'll know what's going on. In the meantime, try to get some sleep...

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Do ya promise it'll be OK???

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I'm keeping everything crossed that things turn out ok! HUGS!

Ellie said...

I am thinking of you and hoping everything is okay. No matter what, they will have some answers for you soon and everything will turn out okay in the end.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I can't believe I actually read all that entry, but I have my fingers crossed for you.

Stay positive & best of luck.

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Ha ha you're a brave man, Xbox!

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

i spotted and started early for the first time in my life while on birth control for the first time ever.
so, if you're weird so am i.
although, you may think i am a freak, so maybe that's not so helpful? : )
no matter what i hope things work out.

Katarina Jelly Beana said...

How did the blood test go?? I've been thinking and praying about you...


(And yes, I promise no matter what the results are, it will be OK. It may not feel OK. It may not seem OK, but it will be OK. :) )

Melissa said...

Hormones, hormones, hormones.
They are running amuck in your body right now! I had always had breakthrough bleeding on a first pack of BC pills, but nothing that heavy... I hope they will give you answers soon and that your IVF will still be on time. You are in my prayers!

Barb said...

bcps ALWAYS mess me up like that somehow. The doctor should know which course to take. The nurses are often clueless about it. Mine seem to treat me like I have 2 heads because after all, "Who doesn't respond well to bcps???" Well.. people with PCOS, THAT'S who!!!

whoa! Little hidden hostility there! haha. Anyway.. it happens to me all the time and my cycles have gone ok anyway. Good luck!

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