I have had trouble conceiving for many years. There was a period in my life when I didn’t menstruate for close to five years due to psychotropic medication I was taking and hyperprolactemia. The hyperprolactemia is gone, since I’m not spontaneously lactating but I still take psychotropic drugs (Abilify and Lamictal). I had uterine fibroids removed and it was hoped that I would start ovulating. I pass a clear, sticky discharge now, but the problem I’m running into is this: my cycles used to run every 26-28 days, but having tracked them for the last two cycles, I’ve discovered that they are now running every 20-22 days.
This period was extraordinary in the fact that it was very light for the first four days, then it was heavy for two days, and now I’m back to light flow. I had some minor stomach discomfort, and gas. This is the first time I’ve ever gone the entire seven days; it usually stops on day five. I was told that implantation bleeding only lasts a day or two, and also that it’s possible to be pregnant and menstruating at the same time. I tested and it was negative. We have been having sex for the last two days, and if I’m charting right, the 5th, 6th and 7th of this month will be the best opportunity for me to get pregnant.
How would I know it’s implantation bleeding and not another period? This period was lighter in color, not dark red, and it had some clear discharge with it the first few days.
I will be checking in with my doctor, but I’d like your thoughts on this. Thank you.