Regular Period No Longer Regular


So I almost didn’t come here to post because I am concerned people’s responses are just going to freak me out more, or they’re just going to say “take a pregnancy test”, but I am curious if anyone else has experienced this before.

I’ve been married for 2 1/2 years. I have been on birth control since the 9th grade because I kept developing ovarian cysts. I have been on the same birth control for at least 5 years now. And I take pride in the fact of NEVER missing a pill. And we use condoms if I’ve been on any type of prescription. Since we are obviously sexually active, pregnancy is possible, but we are not not wanting to have kids right now.

My period has always been very regular. However last month I started spotting 3-4 days before my period. I was panicking because I thought it may be implantation bleeding. I took two tests, negative. Then my real period started. Like no doubting it, it was 100% my period. Then everything has been fine since.

This month, I am now 5 days away from my period. And I started spotting yesterday. Which is annoying and concerning. Spotting is red and just kind of here and there. Not too heavy, but enough to go through my underwear. It looks very much like my period does when it is beginning. I don’t know if my period is just becoming irregular and starting earlier?

I have been doing CrossFit for a year now. I am very active, but my diet has changed in the last month. I have cut out all processed foods. My job has been a bit stressful, but not much more than usual. Marriage is great, no extra stress there.

I’m sure I just need to call my doctor, but I didn’t know if anyone else has heard of this or experienced this.

Thank you for keeping up with my story this far! Any positive feedback is appreciated!