Hello, Superstars! I come to you, as always, seeking help. I think I may have posted here a while ago about this same issue, but I’ve had some recent developments and really could use some help.
I’m putting this behind the cut for length and some descriptive detail that may be somewhat gross.
Okay so, in July of 2010 I had an EXTREMELY heavy period. Like, I was going through pads like no bodies business. I had awful cramps, I was passing huge (seriously, gigantic…) clots of blood and… I don’t know. Things that came out of me looking like globs of bloody jelly. It was just all around miserable. After that, things went back to normal until October 2010. I basically had a repeat of the July period. Ever since October of 2010, my period has become regularly irregular. What I mean by that is I went from getting my period every 28 days to getting it, oh… every 2-3 weeks. I didn’t go to the doctor until Spring of 2011 because I didn’t have health insurance, but as soon as I did I went. They immediately put me on a birth control that was supposed to regulate my period/I’d only get my period 4 times a month. This basically didn’t work at all. I stayed on it from March 2011-August 2011 and it was awful. Not only did I have bad side effects, I got my period every single month for the first three months or so. THEN I just started getting my period forever. I went to the doctor, told them I hadn’t STOPPED my period for well over a month, they had me take 3 pills a day, I was an emotional wreck, blah blah blah. My period finally stopped only to start again for another whole month. Went back to the doctor, same song and dance, whatever. I eventually stopped taking the birth control and my period went back to coming every 2-3 weeks. I’ve been dealing with this because honestly, I’m not too excited to go back to my doctors. However, I just started my last period March 25. It ended April 6 (they’re also REALLY LONG periods). Now it’s April 18th as of 6 minutes ago and about 20 minutes ago, when I went pee, I wiped and the toilet tissue was red as if I’m starting my period AGAIN. I’m just at my wits end with this whole mess. I’m so tired of having this god awful, completely draining process happen to me TWICE per month. I’m going to suck it up and go to the doctor, but I can’t go until next week at the earliest and in the mean time I’d like some peace of mind, or insight to what’s going on.
The only thing I can think of left to mention is sometimes I get UTIs, I have a SLIGHT pain in my left ovary area (but nothing anywhere near what I imagine a cyst issue would feel like) and I’m fairly certain I’m STI free. I haven’t been tested in a while, but I’ve been with the same partner since October 2010 and have virtually no symptoms of anything other than this whacky period non-sense.
Edit: Also, I should mention that sex is VERY painful. I have lost all enjoyment out of it. I’m in a long-term, happy, committed relationship and sex, no matter how much foreplay is involved or how much I want it just never seems to work anymore because of the pain.
Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance.