Your message jumped out at me because I started taking cerezette 30 days ago and also had a period. I tried taking this progesterone only pill 3 years ago but because my boobs were so sore immediately I stopped straight away. Since then (18 months ago) I was diagnosed with endo and multiple fibroids, enlarged ovary stuck to uterus and bowel, resisting having hysterectomy as not had children (aged 44) and feel attached to my organs, however 6 weeks ago was in so much pain and so miserable and swollen just after my period thought I should consider the op.... which led me back to gp when I asked can I please stop having my period as that's when my pain is unbearable, hence now on this pill. He explained it could take 3 months to stop period completely and having just had my period I was relieved period pain was at a 5/10 instead of full on 10/10 and only took 2 co-codomol throughout my period. The blood was very dark (almost black looking) and at 7 days I'm still bleeding, however it's not a lot, no flooding which is what I got used to. From an acupuncture/Chinese medicine point of view I know dark blood is about 'stagnant' energy and therefore not ideal but I'm thinking I just need a rest until I make decisions of what to do next.
Also, one of the symptoms my cycle had kindly given me was that once bleeding stops, I have kind of dragging/pulling feelings in my lower back, left hip, left groin, left ovary area which is still happening - I'm hoping this stops because this is one of the things I hate as it keeps me 100% aware all the time of my physical condition and it's all I think about sometimes. When I started taking cerezette all these after period sensations completely stopped so I don't know why it's doing it now.
Sometimes I just accept that it's a minefield all this gynae stuff I'm going through, it forever changes and sometimes I just wish I could see inside my body to understand what's going on for myself rather than relying on medical people where I'm given conflicting advise. Waiting for next appointment with gynae to help me on my way
I have gone down the holistic route treating myself and the best thing was acupuncture for endo because it truly works, my acupuncturist got my body to deal with a chocolate cyst (4cm) which by next scan had disappeared, if it wasn't for the fibroids I'd be happy that I'd found my perfect non-invasive coping mechanism.
Happy Friday one and all.