May 19th, 2013

Has the neverending bleeding finally happened?

Hello lovely Divas!

I posted here a while back after I first got my IUD put in. I am 22 years old I've had a Paragard for 8 months now and I've been very pleased with it, up until about this month, and I'd love some of you guys' input.

I've been pretty regular with the Paragard. I would have my period usually around the same time every month. It would go like this: A couple days of spotting, then nothing, and then I'd get week long heavier bleeding and then it would be done. It wasn't really a hassle, and I didn't mind it.

Last month, though, around April 26th, I started spotting again and I've never really stopped. Some days it's heavier, and some days it's light, but every time I think it's letting up I'll just end up bleeding again the next day. That's a lot of pads! I haven't had sex so I know I'm not pregnant. I don't know if I should be concerned about this or not because I've heard about this happening with the Paragard but after being regular for 7 months with it this is kind of freaking me out. I'm not seeing anyone right now or having sex so it's not impacting my love life or anything, it's definitely going to start affecting my wallet though because I am constantly wearing pads and pantiliners because of the bleeding.

I check the string and the IUD is in place.

I really don't want to have to get it removed because it really has been he best birth control I've had. I can't take hormones. I just want the bleeding to stop. It's been almost a month now!

I'd appreciate anything. Anything at all. Thanks!

(Random) Has anyone else had this problem with sleeping at another friend's/boyfriend's house?

I can't sleep with my boyfriend of over a year.
I can sleep completely fine at a few other friend's house, but at my boyfriend's I've gone home numerous times in the middle of the night (including last night) because I lay there never being able to fall asleep. I'm completely comfortable with him, but my mind just does not turn off even though my body is exhausted.
I've taken NyQuil, ZzzQuil, other substances to help me relax which sometimes have helped me successfully sleep a few times...but I still don't like the fact I basically have to drug myself to sleep there!
I'm thinking it might be the mattress because we've slept fine before in another bed, but I can tell it sort of bugs him, getting excited to sleepover and in the morning I'm gone.
I get worried for what if we move in together in the future...

Has anyone else had this issue with sleepovers?
I'm actually considering seeing a doctor because I just can't get my mind to shut off :(
Not sure if I just over think the whole process or what..
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