heavy abnormal bleeding after starting brand new pill....help!
ok I am 34 years old and I went to the docter a few months aga to get on the pill . He tell me he has this new pill that is just awsome its called seasonique and you take it for afull 3 months and when you do have a period after 3 months its usually very light and short .WEll After 2 months of taking what I thought was the neatest thing since peanut butter I started my period cramps and all . I thought it was kinda weird but well its a new pill so I will give it some time . after 8 days of heavy bleeding i call the dr and the nurse says just ride it out and sometimes this happens but she told me not to worry so I didnt till 14 days go by Im still bleeding heavier and heavier starting to not feel well passing kinda big blood clots I call the Dr back she tells me in a almost laugh "OOO Candi your ok you could bleed for up to 3 months "Well I felt kinda stupid and said ok but she did say if you get to th epoint that you just cant take it you can stop taking the pill but its a great pill she said . Well another half a week went by and I had enough I stopped taking it but its been almost a week and Im still bleeding heavy ...Help what do I do ....Anyone else go through this I could just cry !!!!
I'm sorry, I don't have any advice for you except maybe see if you can talk to another doctor and get a second opinion. I just wanted to say I'm sorry you are going through this. I love how doctors praise these drugs like they are wonderful but they aren't the ones bleeding for 20 days straight!
I recently stopped taking the pill after 7 years and I am so glad I did. It feels great to let my body do what is natural, artificial hormones can do some pretty horrible things to you. I think most people don't regard the BCP as serious medication, but it really is and it's so important to be well-informed of how it works and what risks you are taking and possible side effects before deciding to start it. I know in my case I was not given nearly enough info, just handed a presciption. Three blood clots and many migraines later, I took myself off them!
I began using Seasonique in September 2006. I'm just finishing my third pack now and still have break through bleeding. The first pack I was bleeding 53 days out of the 91 days in the pack. The second pack was 68 days of bleeding. And now I'm at 60 days of bleeding. The doctors keep telling me that it's normal. At first she warned me it might take the first three months for my body to get used to it. And after 6 months and I told her how much I was bleeding, she told me "it sometimes takes a year." I've gained weight, lost way too much blood for my body to handle. I have terrible pains in my legs and bruise easily. The only reason I got on these pills was to alleviate the mood swings I went into each month during my period. The hormone fluctuation's were just crazy for me. Although I do not have the mood swings on these pills, it's almost just as frustrating going through so many panty liners each day and never knowing how much blood I'll be loosing. Get another opinion. These pills aren't made for everyone. I've never had a problem on any other pill.
I'm going through the same thing. There is no help from the doctors and I'm just stuck here bleeding my way through the Seasonique pack. I'd love to change pills now but am scared to try anything else since the switch to Seasonique was already so negative. Any idea if this makes you anemic or at risk of losing too much blood?
I am midway thru week 12 and have been bleeding since midway thru week 9. Before the so-called "breakthru" bleeding, I had no other negative symptoms and was loving it! Now, I'm not so sure about the whole thing. My insurance doesn't cover this pill and since the lack of periods was why I started it yet I'm having an extended one, it's not worth another $200 for 3 more months. I'm now going to switch to a pill my insurance does cover and just skip the placebos, paying onky for the extra packs. Good luck, everyone!
35 yrs old, I have too been on this so called wonderful pill maybe 50 days and I have been bleeding more then 19 of them this is terrible and it just keeps getting worse. The Dr. says oh its normal work through it after reading all this I am done $200 dollars and dont forget the case of tampons and pads you will use. This pill is just not worth it.
Started seasonique on 3/25/09 which was the first day of my period, today is April 27th and I'm still bleeding, nonstop! I decided to stop them and took my last pill on friday. Called my Dr. today, and have to call and make an appointment for an ultrasound, my Dr. did not think bleeding for weeks is the norm and agreed that stopping was the right thing to do. It also had made me have crazy wild mood swings, this drug makes me very unhappy and not pleasant to be around.
Sounds like the estrogen/progesterone in the bcp could be the problem. II don't know if this is one of those pills that have different levels of estrogen / progesterone that could be an issue too. meaning the levels aren't the same everyday...
It's a lot easier for them to say suck it up, if you bug them and tell them in person something might get done!!! Bug them bug them bug them... You shouldn't be bleeding that much!!!
Holy Crap people STOP TAKING THESE MEDICINES IMMEDIATELY!
And use a condom if you're not married even if you are with someone you consider a reliable sexual partner.
These doctors must be crazy. We are women, not animals.
DOCTORS AND SEXUAL HEALTH PRACTIONERS: KEEPING WOMEN IN THE DARK ABOUT OUR SEXUAL HEALTH.
I took a "normal" pill. Then developed your condition (heavy, heavy bleeding with huge fist sized blood clots which did not stop). It was so severe though, that I was taken immediately to hospital for a D&C. That is where they fill your uterus with gas and scrape out the lining. Then they injected a heavy dose pill shot in my bottom, and was given one yr prescription to high dose pill (to stop the bleeding).
One year or one and a half yrs later I went back to the doctor as a very sick girl with symptoms of PID, I was only 20yrs. I had PID. Now I am infertile and just had my tubes removed by surgery at 30, as it closed my tubes with scarring. They claimed it was clamidia at that time, but could find no bacteria. I was in a 3 yr steady relationship. He had been unfaithful but he also got tested and did not have clamydia (chlamydia). The doctor said: you can have it without testing positive (you can have it and test negative due to the strain).
SO: Don't rely solely on the pill. reason: the doctor claims you can test negative to sexually transmitted diseases even though you have one (so how can you be sure you are without STD's unless you practice only safe sex?)
2nd reason: it can cause you to need a D&C which CAN give you a PID infection which can make you infertile (the doctors don't tell you that any procedure which opens the cervix can lead to PID). Which includes inserting other types of birth control. Which no body warns 19yr old girls about?
3rd reason: you could completely trust your sexual partner but until he fully commits to you (for example by actually marrying you) you can't really trust him (he might be perfect, but he might not be). If he's still a dirt bag after that (marriage) - I'm sorry.
So maybe I did have a clamidia infection which was remarkably not found during my D&C one yr before, and had been found later, in the one and a half yrs later, when I went to the doctor with symptoms.
OR maybe as I just found out CAN HAPPEN, they hide their mistakes, because one or one and a half years after they operated inside my uterus I had PID infection so severe NOBODY told me you can also get from (for example D&C).
I will never know, but in 10 years not one doctor ever suggested it could have been possible.
And by the way, despite my other condition, the week and month after finishing my high dose pill and not beginning a new one, I FELT GREAT. Like a cloud lifted off me. My symptoms while taking it, completely disappeared: dry vagina during intercourse, decreased sexual desire and pleasure, PMS-like emotions, weight gain (all of which fell off within 2 weeks after stopping), I felt like myself again. I will never ever take the pill.
Another thing I just found out that people don't warn about: abortion can cause PID, so a young girl could get an abortion and then be sterile for the rest of her life. Given that information (what I know now, if it were me) It might change my mind about abortion. You never know your future chances to have a child, ladies, your sexual health is precious, don't take any chances. Pro choice, but just saying, for example. Like they don't give us all the information to make our own choices which I am upset about. This is not the dark ages!
Make sure he really is prince charming if having children in the future is important to you. TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST I THINK THE ONLY SAFE SEX IS WAITING TILL MARRIAGE. Call me old fashioned (but i'm not, I'm young). If I knew then what I knew now I would not be infertile due to PID. I'd be married young with 2 kids.
It is so convienient to put women on the pill, but I don't want a doctor in charge of my body. They don't warm me about ANY OF THE SIDE EFFECTS ABOUT ANYTHING! Sick of bad doctors and inadequate information for women about sexual health matters. ANYONE UNDER 25 has a higher risk of PID due to their cervix not being fully formed yet. Why have sex at all under 25 then? Its not worth it.
Sorry probably everyone will disagree with me, but then I am the future for some of you.
Just be really, really careful. And the even though you think you are careful, be more careful.
If I could re-do it over, I'd stay celibate till marriage. Even if its hard. What I've been through has been a nightmare that never ends.
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