I am sure most of you have heard my posts and read my woes with my menstrual cycle being irregular. By this I suppose you could say I have "Break through" bleeding. For instance, my cycle for 2yrs now since going off of b/c went from 5 days bleeding, to a few days spotting before my flow, then two days of an actual flow and then two more days of spotting. Seven days roughly of actual spotting or bleeding.
The last three menstrual cycles have started the following path, I spot for literally 10 days, the bleeding increases through out this period, then my flow starts, that goes for 2-3 days, then I will have a few more days of bleeding. My AF seem sto remain consistent around 28 days. In addition I have new back pain, that is not your typical menstrual "back ache", it is more intense, situatated on one side specifically and even caused me to leave work early one day to go home out of misery. Yet this does not seem normal to me. I'm not on b/c now, and have not been since December 2003.
I went into a gyn, to have an annual exam and discuss this new irregularity with her. I got blown off basically. I have to get a authorization for other medical issues to be put on b/c again, and pretty much that's all this doc wanted to do. Throw me back on b/c and see her again 4 months, to see if that regulates things. She basically c ut me off when I was trying to express the back pain issue. I thought that might be a red flag indicator of something else.
I am SO frustrated. Because of neurological issues I had in December 2003 I had gone off birth control, just for precaution. My FH and I decided that this would be the safest thing for me to remain off of it. Even if my neurologist OKs me going back on b/c I really do not want to. The only other thing she suggested was going on Provera if I am not allowed on the b/c.
I just feel like nobody wants to look into any other possible causes of the my irregular cycles, and that they are just putting a band-aid over the issue to deal with it now. Any suggestions?
The dates of my last cycle were these, Jan 18th Spotting until Jan 29th AF for 3 days. Again Feb. 14th spotting until Feb. 24th AF started for 3-4 days. I just feel like I'm on my menstrual cycle for 3 weeks out of a month instead of 1.. I'd love any insight ANYONE might have. My GP has always blown off my issue with my cycles and now this gynecologist basically is too. I'm so fed up with doctors.