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hi, I am just going to make this as short as possible , I simply need advice because I do not know anymore if my doctor knows what shes doing
iv’e had painful periods all my life, and when I say painful I mean very painful to the point where it will stop me from doing a lot of things, and the older I got the more the pain i got, im 29 years old, had my first period when I was 10 ,
so I went to my gyno and decided to go on contraception as I was told that its a great way to stop period pains, the contraception I was put on was the arm implant because I wanted something long lasting and wouldn’t have to think about taking a pill everyday .
the first few months it was great, I did not have any bleeding and I thought finally this thing is working, but sadly after 3 months of insertion I started bleeding, now the pain was ok much less than what it was without contraception, but the bleeding would not stop, I would bleed for months and it will just stop for 4 days then the bleeding would start again, went back to my gyno and was given the combined pill to take back to back for 3 months in addition to having the implant, did that and my period stopped for the whole 3 months I was taking the pill, however one day after stopping the pill I started bleeding AGAIN
at this point it went up to one year and 3 months (because I wanted to give it a chance as I was told it takes up to a year for your body to get used to it) that’s when I had enough and went to my gyno again, then got recommended the hormonal IUD the mirena, was told that it might stop the period all together…
I have had that since may 1st of this year and as I knew that it will give me a lot of bleeding, up to now I have been bleeding a lot, my periods would last so long and would stop only for 5 to 7 days then I would bleed again the rest of the month, I went back to my gyno and was given the combined pill to take in addition AGAIN
I did not take the combined pill YET as I kinda know that it will stop my period but then I will bleed again,
does anyone have any advice of any kind???
I am desperate , I really wanted the mirena to work and I don’t know if I have an underlaying problem that my doctor is not thinking about? or is this my body’s reaction to contraception in general??? do I take the combined pill this time and see if it works??
it feels like my 2 options are:
1- have short periods that are painful as hell
2- have less painfull periods that will last forever
any help is much appreciated