What the heck?!?

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Registered: 09-12-2008
What the heck?!?
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Sat, 06-18-2011 - 1:59pm
It appears AF is coming again. I just had my first PP AF on the 5th and it lasted 5 days. Yesterday and today, I have been feeling PMSy and today started having cramps and backache.

I just went to the bathroom and when I wiped, there was light blood on the tissue, just like when AF is starting.

Is this normal for the first PP cycle? I have been on the minipill for over a year now. I'm pretty sure I'm not PG because the last time we DTD was before AF came on the 5th.

Ugh, between me, Selin and my DH, I just can't handle another medical problem right now!!!

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 2:06pm
Could it be mid cycle spotting or breakthrough bleeding?

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Thank you Dedi and Kelly for my
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Sat, 06-18-2011 - 6:12pm
It might be time to switch pills. My OB told me once AF comes back and / or I am not BFing 100% then it was time to switch pills.
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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 11:41am
I agree, My OB also told me that once you get your period back, you need to switch pills.

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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 12:57pm

Thanks ladies. I have my annual with my MW on 7/11 so I'll bring it up then. I don't recall her telling me that last year, but I have no problem switching pills as I usually tolerate them well.

I'm still having light bleeding and cramping (and PMSing, lol)

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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 5:03pm
I was told that once I stopped bf to go back to regular bc and I got AF only 4mos pp. But it does not hurt to ask like the others said.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 11:03am

Well I called my MW's office this morning and the soonest they can get me in is first thing tomorrow morning, so I have to suffer for at least one more day. This morning after I took the pill, the cramps intensified and were so bad I was almost doubled-over in pain. I just took some Advil so hoping that will give me some relief.

The nurse I spoke to this morning said that all kinds of wonky things can happen with your first PP cycle, which I understand, but I have never had cramps this severe in my life so I'm just a little worried. Still bleeding as well but not too bad.

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 8:39pm
I'm so glad that you are going to be able to be seen by your MW.

I was really happy that my periods got much milder and more comfortable after having a baby. I used to have terrible pain and nausea, and I was pleasantly surprised by the change. I hope your MW will be able to advise you well and you'll be more comfortable soon!
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 9:31pm
Thanks Erica. I've always had regular periods with mild cramping so I hope this is not a sign of cycles to come! My MW was not available tomorrow so I have to see one of the OBs. :-(

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 10:18pm
Erica I am the oppisite. My periods are worse w lots of crampingI never had before David.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 10:03am

I just got home from my appt with the OB. I really wish my MW was available today because I'm not fond of this particular OB (there's two there) as she is a little brash and not really pro-extended BFing. She didn't tell me to stop BFing, but I didn't get any praise either for going this long (16 months).

Basically you all were right, my cycle is all wonky because I'm still BFing but on the mini pill, and now I have a decision to make about BC as the mini pill is basically worthless and I'm not 100% protected because I'm still ovulating.

I'm going to start a new thread with my question because I have a feeling it could get pretty lengthy. ;-)