Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another day.

Well our friends that are so secretive and that were checking on my old blog to find out my every move had a baby girl on Tuesday June 30. Her name is Hailey Marie 8lbs, 21 inches. I am happy for them. I really am.
I did have something personal to ask. If anyone has gone through what I have. This is the issue and I usually don't feel comfortable talking about this personal of stuff but I don't hear of anyone that goes through what I do and I want to see if it is normal for anyone else. So my period is about 5-6 days long and it is heavy and lots of cramps but the kicker is that a week before my period I start spotting the whole week before it and then comes the period. The spotting gets worse when I am doing work outside or exercising. This has been going on for at least 3 year but got a little worse in the past year after the invetro. Now I told my infertility specialist and she said it could be just my hormones but they kept track of all of that when I was going through the invetro. Yes I do have hypothyroid but I am tested every six months and on meds for it and it is within normal range. I have asked my ob too and he doesn't see anything wrong with that but tells me I could go on birth control but when you are on that I am scared to increase my risk of cancer because now with my dad passing from cancer and also with the pill you gain weight and I don't always feel so good on it. So I told my ob that I didn't want to do that and he said that would be the only thing to regulate it. I told him but period is regulated it comes when it needs to but I spot when any activity happens and they it stays with me. I feel like I only have 2 weeks without a pad and then another 2 weeks with a pad. It stinks. I have never heard anyone with this problem. As you know when you go through infertility they do billions of test to rule everything out and a ton of blood work and they didn't find anything but an under active thyroid. Just wondering if anyone goes through this or knows someone who went through it and is it normal. Thanks for listening.


  1. Sorry, I don't have that kind of problem. But about twice a year I will have a period that won't stop. It will last for weeks. And it stays heavy the entire time. I can't remember what they put me on, the the doctor gives me a med that makes my period stop. It's funny because the SAME pill is also used to make a period start. Makes no sense to me, but it works.
    Also, I am not a big fan of birth control either, but I heard it presented a different way and now I am going to try it out. Obviously I don't need "birth contrl", we can't get pregnant so there is nothing to control. BUT, I do need help regulating my periods. Birth Control IS a period regulator. I know it comes with side effects, but EVERYTHING in life comes with side effects. You actually have a bigger chance of dying every time you get in a car than you do of dying of cancer. Sometimes a person just needs to weight the risks and the benefits. There are so many types of "Period Regualtors" to try out. Some make you sick, some don't. But if it could stop the bleeding and spotting, which would you really like to choose. I don't know with the spotting, but I know when I have those weeks long periods there is no sex in my marriage and that is what drives me to the doctor to get the pills to make it stop!

    Good luck!

  2. You can take a very low dose of BC. It will not do much to alter the way you feel. WILL regulate your periods. It is worth a try, huh?

  3. I have always had spotting before my real period came. It was only 2 or 3 days before and it was really sticky, dark, blood. I was told this was old blood from my last period. I have no idea why that happened. I went to an Endcrynologist instead of an OB for more help. I was sick of them telling me nothing was really wrong. I was diagnosed with PCOS which is quite common but it is only on 1 of my ovaries. So because I was skinny and had periods my OB ruled out PCOS. I did start BC pills to help with the cysts and it makes my period better. I hate being on it just because there is no point, but it makes me feel better.

    Some of the books I was talking about are "Unsung Lullabies" by Janet Jaffe, Martha and David Diamond. It is a little scientific but once you get into it, it makes a lot of since about how you feel and how you protect yourself from others. Another book is "The Whole Life Adoption Book" by Jayne Schooler and Thomas Atwood. This one has a lot of IF and adoption help. You can get both from Amazon pretty cheap.