- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
( I wasn’t sure where to put this )
In May 2012 I had my annual pap, and when I say annual, I mean I’ve had a pap every year in April/May/June since I was 14 years old. I’ve had my annual pap smears with my regular doctor, besides one time I got a pap at Planned Parenthood when I moved out of state temporarily.
So last year, I got a call from my doctor, who I had to call back, and spoke with her nurse instead. I was explained, without using any of those ‘key words’ I keep seeing online, that my pap came back as if I had come in contact with HPV. I was confused, asked clarifying questions, and then got off the phone.
I ended up calling back the following day because I didn’t understand if that meant I needed to come back.. or what? Did that mean my husband has HPV? does that mean I need to come back and get a pap in 6 months instead? (we had not been married at the time, but had been together for a year and a half, of which we were our only partners) The nurse informed me that getting my annual pap was fine, that I didn’t need to be worried.
When I looked this up online, I’m assuming this meant my test was ‘inconclusive/unclear’ which I read that the response from my doctor of ‘just come and get your annual pap like always’ mached with said result.
I’d like to add that I’ve been on bc pill since I was 14, stopped for about a year or more when I was 18, then started again when I was 19-20ish. I have only taken 3 different pills, and as of right now I have been on Ortho-tricycline LO for around 3 years. I had started out on Yasmin (not YAZ), and then began ortho tricycline, and experienced spotting 24/7, so I was put onto LO, and everything has been fine, since.
My insurance was terminated back in October, so when I finished my pack, I no longer had a prescription I could afford. I immediately went to Planned Parenthood, and began taking my ortho tricyline LO, after being only a week from when I finished the ‘sugar pills.’ I changed to a Sunday start, as it worked out that way.
2 weeks into the first month after beginning the bc pills again, I started experiencing breast tenderness that was vaguely irritating. It was not relieved with my period, that began Thursday afternoon in the sugar pills, was so light that I stopped wearing my regular sized tampon by friday and ended Saturday very early in the morning. I thought this was sort of bizarre, but I thought it was from stress related influences such as my busy college schedule, moving into my husbands parents house, and of course.. getting married in August.
My breast tenderness continued through the second pack of pills, and it seemed my breasts were swollen and heavy. I thought that maybe it was because I had quit taking the bc pills for a week, and passed it off as nothing, or just hormonal changes as I get older. (I am 22)
My period came, again during my sugar pills week, arriving on Thursday afternoon, being so light I stopped wearing regular tampons on Friday, again, and it was gone by Saturday early morning. I then considered that maybe I should move to ‘lights’ in my tampon size. My breast tenderness remained, even as my period came and went.
I’d like to add that I’ve always begun on Wednesday (like clockwork, around 12pm-2pm) in the sugar pills week, when I was a monday starter, and continued all the way until Sunday night, and sometimes into the monday that I would start my new pack.
So this new schedule was a little weird for me. Because my mother claims that she had 2 “periods” (And I quote, all though biologically that is impossible, because if you had a menstruation while pregnant, you would miscarry.. so I assume she means she had experienced vaginal bleeding that she thought was her period, the first possibly being implantation bleeding) before finding out she was pregnant and she was on birth control pills, I took a at home pregnancy test on December the 22nd. It was an instant negative (and I followed the directions precisely, and even waited the full 10 minutes with it flat on the counter, even though in literally 10 seconds it was a clear negative), so I was like, hey whatever, guess my body is just being weird.
Now, in the past two weeks I’ve been experiencing this crazy overriding feeling of exhaustion that is usually before I’m going to sleep, but it has hit me several times in the car going somewhere. The only words I can use to describe this is this really heavy feeling that I have to stop whatever i’m doing, put down whatever i’m holding, and just lay down. Often times I’m holding my phone, and I set it down and just lay still. I’m not even usually ‘sleepy’ when this happens.
I thought this was bizarre, and thought I was coming down with a bug/flu because I also was experiencing some occasional nausea and even a couple strange bowl movements, including some constipation.
I am not on any medications, except for over the counter prevacid for my acid reflux condition. I take a daily womens multi vitamin, and take calcium and vitamin D every day to counteract the prevacid (my doctor recommended it).
Now, it wasn’t until yesterday that I remembered that my pap test was ‘weird’ back in May, after I had all ready made an appointment with planned parenthood for a breast exam and consultation with the nurse.
I know nobody here is a doctor, and I know I should go to the doctor, and I’m going to planned parenthood to hopefully gain some insight. But does anyone have anything to add? I’ll accept any and all 2 cents thrown in. I’m at a loss for what is going on, and all though I only have a few small and otherwise not really worrisome symptoms, it is all a little strange, given the circumstances.
I’m not sure if I’ve left any information out that I feel like could be related, other than for the past 6 months (all though slowly altered over the past year and a half), I had to eliminate pork and beef, because it made me so ill to my stomach when I ate it that I would sometimes throw up, or end up with relentless and literally debilitating, cramping and nausea for several hours. When I removed pork and beef, I have never experienced any of this cramping and nausea ever again.
Otherwise, nothing has really changed in my lifestyle.
Also, I had the 3 part hpv vaccine when I was like 17 or something (at least I’m certain I was 17, or 18, definitely not in recent years). Whenever it became popularized and my doctor asked if I would like to receive it and gave me a pamphlet to read. I was going to see her to have a wart removed from my knuckle, and I went ahead and began to 3 part vaccine. I did finish it.
I think that’s it, I know it’s long, but I’m so annoyed with what’s going on, and I don’t think it should be ignored..