Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Well as I'm a newbie to this (when does that excuse run out?) I will chalk this up to learning experience. I went out for lunch today to a function (Engineers Without Boarders, good cause) that I forgot I had. Anyway, was planning on eating a broccoli salad. Oh well this is a good cause and I had said I'd go last week so I'm sure there will be healthy options and I can control myself. Well don't you know yourself Randi? It was at a Greek restaurant and I ordered something that I couldn't remember what it was but knew it was good. Spanakopita (sp?). Maybe you already know, but it's spinach filled pastry. deep fried or something because man were they greasy. And greek salad and fries. It was a semi reasonable sized plate as it was only lunch, but it had no meat on the whole thing! So much for high protein! (I found it easier to think of it that way rather than low carb) Eating out for supper tonight too, definitely a salad with chicken. Hopefully it will be just like I switched my lunch and dinner (and dinner was sorta bad.)
Also, didn't get any cardio stuff in last night. I had a little medical conundrum. (ready for too much information?) I've been on the pill for 5 years now. It's been really good no problems, until now. I went to the potty and got up and had to make sure I hadn't been shot. I was bleeding like crazy! Not due for my period for another 2 weeks. Plus I'd had a lot of fibre that morning so I was really gassy and my tummy was all rumbly which I then decided was cramps and bad things. and because I was sort of worried and didn't feel good I thought I should take it easy. Well then I looked it up online and I guess a lot people do spot on the pill and talked myself out of it and did a really big weight training thing. But now I'm worried about it again. This has happened once before about 4 months ago and I didn't do anything about it and everything was fine. But it just seems funny that something like this would just start out of the blue. So now I'm more worried about it. But I think I'll just write it down so I can tell my doctor at my next regular appointment in a few months. That is unless something else goes weird. If this has happened to anybody else please let me know what's up.
Sorry to gross anybody out but hey - you don't know me in real life! I don't have to be embarrassed and if you don't want to read it you don't have to! But if you do want to read my blog (and I know somebody is!) gimme a comment and a link to your blog. I love reading them (both comments and blogs) and I try and comment on my fav blogs when thoughts enter my head!


dizzydazey said...

Okay, I know we don't really "know" each other, yet, but since I'm going through the same exact thing I thought I'd share with you what I've learned.

#1 - Yes, there is breakthrough bleeding on the pill, but apparently some pills are worse than others. I just started Yaz after being on Yasmine for 2 years, and have had enough problems with it that my doc changed me back to Yasmine.

#2 - obviously, if you've accidentally skipped a pill then it might have thrown you off, but even taking them at different times of the day can get some women out of whack.

#3 - Weightloss can = weird periods. I blogged about it just today. Apparently fat cells produce estrogen, so if you have less fat cells then you'll have less estrogen.

#4 - Drastic changes in eating habits can also mess up your cycle.

If you're experiencing a lot of pain, or if this continues for longer than you feel comfortable with - call the doctor. Someone is there to answer your questions.

I hope this helps, and I hope that I'm not sticking my nose where it doesn't belong!

Randi said...

No I'm glad you posted! Thank you! I don't think I missed any pills or anything lately but I was thinking maybe that extra fibre I'm eating was maybe pushing the medicine through me before it could be all the way absorbed? But thank you for the reassurance! (I never know where to reply to comments, on my blog or yours?)

dizzydazey said...

I never know where to reply, either. :o)

kelly said...

you should call your gyno? i'm sure it's nothing serious. i missed taking my pill by one day, got my period, then kept taking the pill. it was like a 2 week period, it was horrible. our bodies are funny things.

spanikopita is delicious!