Hi, I am 27 and trying for a baby. I came off the birth control pill in April after being on the pill for approx 10 years. Since that time I have not really had a “proper” period – either a very light flow or only brown mucus – sometimes both in the same cycle.
I had my blood taken each month for six months to test for ovulation (Jun – Dec), this was not occurring so my GP referred me to a gynaecologist – his solution was to put me back on birth control pill for three months to regulate my cycle and then to take clomid on day two of my withdrawal bleed after third pill pack. I tried this (unwillingly taking BCP – which I think I metabolized slowly??) and had a scan on day 12 which showed I was ovulating, but unfortunately nothing happened that month. Then I waited for my next period, it arrived four weeks later – but was brown mucus, took clomid on day two and by day tem my period had continued and become heavy – which meant my lining had shed even though the clomid had made me ovulate (I feel that I wasted one month’s dose of clomid by having an unexpected period).
I was a bit stressed, went back to GP who told me to go back on the BCP for a month and then try clomid again. I decided I didn’t want to try his option and instead tried to relax, took agnus castus and waited for my period to come naturally so that I could take clomid again. Brown mucus came again four weeks ago (exactly the date I would have had a withdrawal bleed from the BCP if I had continued to take them in sequence), I didn’t take clomid, waiting for a heavier, real period – this did not come.
Today again I started with brown mucus, it’s as if my body still thinks I should be having a withdrawal bleed?? I’m really confused and don’t know what to do, don’t feel like going back to GP as I felt stupid and as though my opinion and body didn’t matter last time. What should I do? Is there anything I can do to improve our chances of conceiving? I live in the UK.