Newcomer with lots of questions and looking for support....
Find a Conversation
|Thu, 01-27-2011 - 3:58pm|
Hello. I'm 28 years old and have been happily married for 2 years. I got off birth control in July 2009 after being on it for 10 years, and have been having irregular periods ever since (random spotting, long periods which don't end for weeks, etc..). My husband and I just started trying to conceive in December 2010, which I'm aware is still a relatively short amount of time. I've had numerous tests done to asses the cause of my bleeding including blood work, sonograms (internal and external) and even a uterine biopsy- and everything came back "normal". The cause of the spotting and irregular periods is still a mystery. I'm at a complete loss and don't know what else to do. I guess my main question is, can I even get pregnant while I'm spotting?? I guess I'm just really frustrated and more so scared. My husband is being really supportive but I don't think anyone quite understands what this feels like except for other women experiencing it. I'm trying to trust my body and relax but that can only take me so far. If anyone has any advice or input I would really appreciate it. My OB/GYN suggested two options at this point (1) going back on the pill (there's no way I'm going to go back on it so that's out of the question) and (2) making an appointment with a fertility specialist (which I don't understand b/c there's nothing "wrong" per se). I feel defeated and keep blaming myself and thinking that I could have somehow prevented this. I had normal periods before going on the pill but that was a long time ago. Again, any advice, information or support would be much appreciated. Thanks.