Re: irregular period!!
I have been having almost the same EXACT problem!! It started about mid-July, I got my normal period and it just never stopped. The flow would be light and then get heavy, then taper off to almost non-existent, then get heavy again, and this went on for about a month or so. Then, when I went to the doctor she said it was stress, put me on a hormone (the name escapes me) for 10 days to stop the bleeding - which it did, for 7 days. Then I started my period again. She also gave me a prescription for Seasonique to start after I started my period again.
I've been on the Seasonique since 9/6/09 and ever since about mid September I've had the dark red/brown discharge you're talking about. When I called my doctor to ask about this she told me not to worry, that it sometimes takes 90 days for your hormones to "get back on track" after you start birth control, and "spotting" is normal. Well I've been on the pill for two months now and there's been no change. Sometimes it's only a tiny bit when I wipe, sometimes it's a lot more. I have noticed that the past couple of weeks I've had some very, very light cramping (like the least painful period cramps I've ever had) but I don't know if that's just everyday type pains or what. I told myself not to worry, to wait the full 90 days like the doctor said but it just doesn't seem right to me to bleed for almost four months straight and just "wait it out."
I made an appointment with another doctor for a second opinion and if they can't find anything I'm going to ask for an ultrasound, just to ease my mind at least.