I'll apologise now, this is going to be long winded before I get to my question! I've been having a lot of problems with menstrual bleeding & my contraception. I used to use an implant but with my 3rd implant/ about 1 & 1/2 years after it being fitted, I started having a lot of irregular bleeding (All of this was around the same time as having a flare & waiting to be diagnosed) I kept getting told it was due to stress then it was due to my implant. I eventually had my implant removed & started using progesterone only pill.
I was still having constant heavy bleeds/ occasional pain/ passing clots (sorry to sound gross!) till eventually (after about a year of my gp fobbing me off!!) my rheumy nurse referred me to a gynaecologist. I was really pleased & thought 'great help at last' until I met my consultant who was rather rude, said it had nothing to do with Lupus & it was all down to the pill!!!! (& he did all this without taking a history!!)
He did do some tests, which I get the results of later this afternoon, but I think it's a waste of time going. He also told me to double my dose of the pill but it's not helped. Obviously he doesn't think Lupus is contributing to the problem but rheumy nurse did, so I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem & what contraception is best to use.
Again sorry for going on but I would be really grateful for any help & advice