- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I do have quite an annoying and Too Much Information problem, and I didn’t have much luck finding other girls having such a problem, so I’m trying it here…
I’m spotting/bleeding almost ALL THE TIME down there…
When I first started being intimate with my boyfriend (now Fiancé), there was absolutely no problem. Then, because I just couldn’t totally trust condoms, I started taking BC pills. I’d been on Yasmin for a year when the first bleeding occurred. We would notice some blood on the sheets (and on/in me when I was “wiping” to clean the area…) after the act. It really didn’t happen all the time at first, so I didn’t think any of it.
But it didn’t stop. And it got worse. Worse meaning I would bleed during every intercourse (it was worse when my periods were almost there). And it got to the point that I now spot pretty much all the time. But I noticed that during the first week of active pills, nothing of that was happening. We were “good to go”.
I tried switching pills (from Yasmin to Yaz to Marvelon to Tri-cyclen, now back to Marvelon ‘cause Tri-cyclen was an absolute nightmare), seeing a gyn (and not just my family doctor) and stuff. Gyn is saying that there’s nothing wrong physically, as is my doc. They are all suggesting that I just haven’t found the right pill. I don’t totally believe that. I think that at some point when I was taking Yasmin, the hormonal dosage just went crazy or something. I feel like my “natural” hormones are trying to take over the artificial ones…
Something that was absolutely weird to me was the fact that I had no “leg power” near the end of Yasmin and during the 4 months I used Yaz. I’m a HUGE fan of Dance Dance Revolution games (playing Heavy/Challenge most of the time) and I had trouble finishing a single song. It’s like the legs didn’t want to do it, or were too tired to do anything. And God did it hurt when I actually was done with the 2-minute heavy stepping…! Since I switched pills, my legs are back to normal, but it’s just another sign to me that my body is reacting to this birth control method.
So I’m wondering, have any of you had any problem of the sort with bc pills? Constant breakthrough bleeding being the worst symptom to me, I’ve actually decided to stop the pill after the wedding (because I’m sure I won’t be on my periods nor spotting) to kinda reset my body. We don’t want to TTC just yet, but it’s frustrating that’s it’s turning me off so much that we have intercourse only once or twice a MONTH (and we’re 24-26, it’s just ridiculous)…
Anyway, if you’ve been in that situation, could you please please please tell me what you did that stopped the bleeding?
And ladies, thanks for reading the whole thing (I honestly didn’t realized it would turn out to be thins long…!)!