I have had brown spotting before my period for about 1-2 weeks for quite a few months now. I went to the gyno 3 months ago and she felt it was hormonal. she did a pelvic exam which was normal and my pap came back normal. she put me on birth control with hopes that would correct it. the first month on the pill i still got the brown spotting 1 week before my period. I also had super sore breasts on the 18th day of my cycle. I had very sore breasts for 3 days then the brown spotting started and relieved them of that. I emailed the doctor and she said birth control can take 3 months and she said to stick with it. It is now the second month and on the 18th day of my cycle again the very sore breasts and brown spotting has started up again. My quesion is, should I still continue to stick this out? It's so incredibly frustrating as my periods feel like they're almost 3 weeks with long with all the brown spotting? Do you think I need a new birth control or do you think this will all correct itself by the 3rd month? Is it common for birth control to take 3 months before showing any sort of improvement? Also what hormones would be causing the sore breasts then quickly followed by spotting? i am in my early 30s and always had had normal periods
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