I am 46 yo. For about 5 years now, I have spotted 2-3 days prior to getting my cycle. The spotting would come any time from day 23 to day 25, with getting my cycles around days 25-29. My cycles would last 6-7 days, with day 2 being my heaviest day. Back in September, I decided to try the Mini-Pill. Progesterone only pill. (I cannot take regular BCP pills due to hypertension). That pill was awful. Thought it would regulate my cycles, or make me skip a few cycles, but all it did was make me bleed. I came off of it in October, I bled the whole month of November. In December, I started spotting on day 24 and got my period on day 26. So I thought I was back to normal. At the beginning of January, I started spotting on day 22 and got my period on day 25. Really not that unusual.
Well, we went out of the country towards the middle of January, and blamo. I started spotting on vacation on day 18. Got my period on day 20. I have never had my period THAT early. I chocked it up to the travel possibly.
I had my annual visit with the GYN last Thursday. Told him what happened. He decided to an endometrial biopsy. He doesn't think anything will come of it. But I do not have the results yet, so I am still on edge about it. He also did a pap smear.
Well, here I am AGAIN. I am spotting AGAIN on day 18. Cramps like I always have every time I spot. What is going on???? If this is perimenopause, I thought your periods came closer together THEN further apart and then it stopped. At some point.
I just cannot deal with having spotting on day 18 every.single.month. I go a whole 11 days without bleeding.
So, if my endo biopsy comes back negative(and my thyroid is fine), can this really just be hormones, or still from taking that horrible Mini-Pill??
I have already tried Mirena IUD and had to have it taken out. I am running out of options. I will not have an endometrial abalation because of my health anxiety. Every little change, twinge, pain etc is going to send me over the edge. And you cannot reverse an endo ablation. After that, it is only hysterectomy.
I don't have anyone to ask about this, because my mother is not able to communicate with me.
I don't want surgery. But there is no way I can have my period every 18-20 days every single month. I am scared, and I am tired of cramps. Tired of pads/tampons/pantiliners and trying to plan things around my periods.
I really just want my period to end. For good. So tired of this. And right now, I am worried this is going to happen every month, or my endo biopsy is going to come back telling me I have CA or I may need surgery for something.
Any help or advice?