So I have been on the Nuvaring for almost 9 months, the past 3 months I have 'skipped' my period. About 3 weeks ago, right around the time I should have been starting my last period, but I left my ring in for the 4th week, I started feeling... different... I felt bloated, and tired and moody, eating more, I felt pregnant to be honest. I told myself it was just because I was skipping my period, and I was under a little more stress than usual, which is why I was skipping it. Well about 5 days ago I started having spotting of old blood, nothing bad, and didnt need a pad or tampon. I read that this was common with skipping your periods for the first couple months, so I wasnt worried. Well yesterday I was having cramping and starting to have a bit more spotting, still old blood. Last night my cramps were really bad, and I went to the bathroom and had bright red spotting, I just assumed my body was telling me and my birthcontrol to fuck off and it was going to start my period anyways.... so I thought I would give myself a couple hours, see what happened and if it was the same I would just take out the ring, screw up my cycle and give my body a break. So next time I go to the bathroom I passed two fairly large clots (bigger than with a normal period but less than golf balls *which I know no matter what is time to call ur DR*), and it was obviously new blood. So next bathroom trip was a little more bright red. Went to bed (still havent taken out the ring) and woke up this morning and its back to the brownish old blood again.
Anyone have this before, or any ideas? I am wondering if it might have been a miscarriage, I was obviously skipping my periods, which probably lowers the effectiveness of BC, but then started taking Hydroxycut about a week ago (skipped the last 2 days cause I dont think it works)... could the Hydroxycut have been the trigger for this?
Any advice is helpful, I know to call my DR which I am going to do first thing in the AM tomorrow... Thanks in advance to anyone that might know anything.