Hello everyone - I have been here before - just posting some updates & some questions that someone can maybe help me with.
For starters...I was diagnosed as having PCOS on August 2nd, 2006. I was having irregular periods (if that's what you call them) and was spotting most of the time with no real ovulation.
My doctor gave me a prescription for Metformin (500 mg 4x daily), YAZ birth control pills, and 10 days of Provera.
I was told to start taking these medications all at once.
So on August 4th I started the metformin (starting with 500 mg at first), the YAZ birth control pills, and then the provera.
On the second day of the medication, I started to bleed heavily. I knew that the Provera was going to do this, and I expected maybe a week of bleeding. Well after finishing all 10 provera pills, the bleeding became far worse. Having to change pads every hour. It was a horrible mess. I called the doctors office and they said to just keep doing what I was doing, that it was normal.
Since then, I have continued to bleed with no real signs of it going away. I finished my first YAZ birth control pack yesterday 9/10 and started a new pack today 9/11.
This past week it seemed like it was lightening up and almost ready to go away...but now it seems to be coming back with a vengence. I have no idea if this is normal or what. Is THIS supposed to be aunt flo?
On the Yaz bcp's - you take the active pills for 24 days - and then the inactive pills for 4 days. Is this when aunt flo comes? I just feel like this red river will never go away. This is hard for someone who hasn't experienced a 'normal' period in years.
Any help or advice out there?