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    Hi everyone, I'm a new member desperate for answers to this problem. I have seen a doctor already who has not been of much help so I am in the process of changing doctors, but financial constraints are making it difficult. I'm 26 and began menstruating at 10.

    This January my periods changed after being regular for years, as long as I can remember (even after stopping birth control). I was on accutane at the time and attributed it to that (I realize its not an official side effect). They slowly got longer and by May they had stretched from 5 to 10 days. My gyno told me at my annual physical in May that she wasn't sure why it was happening and that it was just heavy spotting adding the days. I disagreed with her spotting claim because I needed tampons on all days, but I was about to start a new birth control and hoped that would take care of it.

    I got a Nexplanon/Implanon implanted June 2 and 10 days later I got my period which lasted for 2.5 weeks. Long story short, since June I have bled for ~21 days with ~15 days between each period.

    My last period started September 4. On September 15 I went to the doctor asking to have my nexplanon implant taken out, as prolonged bleeding is a recognized side effect, but instead she gave me 100mg progesterone/day. My period got heavier for several days after starting it and finally ended September 26. I also suspected a severe vitamin D deficiency to be a contributing factor (blood tests in May showed I was severely deficient) and began supplementing that on September 29 (50,000 IU once/week, 2000 IU 6 days a week.)

    My last period stopped September 26 and my period returned October 14.

    I'm at my wits end. My doctor has been no help and looks clueless every time I show up asking for help. I'm desperate to fix this situation. What is wrong with me?

  • I thought the Vit D deficiency had something to do, tho you could really go out in the sun more (I dont know from where you are, you see). Some situations were remedied greatly by exposure to sun, but honest i cannot say much abt the BC side effects. Looks like you may have need of someone else to check you out, say some holistic or naturopath practitioners? Just what am thinking, but hope that helps.
    Oops! then i see youre from Texas=)

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