Ortho evra for excessive bleeding
I kind of have an odd situation if anyone can offer some suggestions or relate I'd appreciate it.
I have been experiencing miscarriages and excessive bleeding for the last year. My OB feels I have low estrogen/progesterone levels.
My OB suggested one month of BC. Because I take thyroid hormone I would have to take a BC pill at a different time so it doesn't interfere. That seemed like a lot of work since I frequently forget to take my vitamins which also have to be taken separately from my meds. If I can't take a pill in the morning I most likely won't remember to take it later...too busy! So I requested the patch.
Since being on it I feel absolutely wonderful! I've had some very mild side effects but it's nothing like what was going on *before* . I'm very concerned about going off of it because it seems to be working so well. I don't want to go back to the way I was feeling. My OB is opposed to me using it for longer than a month though.
My thoughts are that if my estrogen/progesterone levels are so low aren't I at less of a risk than most women? The problem with the patch is the high estrogen levels. If mine are excessively low then wouldn't the patch actually be beneficial for me?
I have an appt on Jan. 3rd to discuss my situation. I'm concerned about trying a different BC, especially a pill, because this method is working wonderfully.
I'll be on Crinone (a progesterone supplement) in January to follow-up after the patch and induce ovulation. The idea is to hopefully "cure" the bleeding for good. If I go back to bleeding though I'll have to go on something again and I'd prefer the patch.