So much TMI I cant even tell you how odd it feels to even put this out there....I don't currently have a midwife as mine apparently up and moved to Alaska, so I am coming to you girls before hunting a new one down.
I was on the NuvaRing for something like 6mo? ish? It was giving me horrible mirgraines that lasted basically the entire week before AF and required either a $10 per pill prescription to resolve or a heavy dose of Excedrin Migraine.
The last straw for me with the Ring was in June where I had a nice few days of spotting heavily (with ring in, before AF due) followed by a week long heavy flow AF (after ring out) followed by a week and a half spotting. Headaches included. I have not and will not put another one in ever.
Anyhow, that was June. Then, July, right on time, I spotted for 3 days, just enough for a liner. Then this month, no AF when it was expected. Right around then, I started to feel pg symptoms, like nauseous when I was hungry, maybe a little more tender boobs than usual, was pretty convinced I should consider testing until I read on some other random forum that I googled up that this is common after NuvaRing and that no AF and feeling convincingly pg were happening to lots of women up to 6 mos (!!) after stopping the ring. (I should mention there have been some less than careful moments...not the best choice when onthe fence about even going for #3 but honestly, nothing in the one time in the past 2mo near when I thought I may be fertile.)
**warning for sensitive post-m/c mommas that trigger when reading possible m/c stuff- consider skipping the below**
1 week to the day later (two days ago now) all of a sudden what seemed like AF started. Went in bathroom to pee and it just started running out. Was more like blood/pink/runny than usual AF would be, and when I went to "go..." um... it rushed out-like...super fast and I was unable to "go". I ended up changing the liner twice and had a smaller scale incident when peeing an hour or so later, then nothing. Tiny drops. Put in diva cup for overnight in case of... (thought i had it in funny so took it out, it was covered in what looked like pinkish, thick CM. rinsed and replaced) and it only had a bit of clear, very liquidy stuff in the am. No pink. Same on removal later that a.m. - maybe 1/4 full of clearish liquid.
That evening I felt very achey, very first day of AF like, but also felt uncomfy to sit down straight? sore and funky feeling. During the night and the next day, I felt that wierd ache like you get when you hold your pee too long LOL all day, otherwise all normal. Today (2 days past) finally able to #2 and not feeling odd at all, no sickness when I get hungry, no ache. It is like I imagined it all happened.
So, what happened??? Was that all I get for AF? Does that even happen? Or did I just m/c and not have a clue? Do I wait it out til AF is due in Sep? What do I do? if anything?