Parasitic organisms -- including Lyme, Babs, etc. -- are known to mess with hormone recepters, according to the parasite expert I have talked with. So the spotting could be part of a herx, too. If they want you to take hormones, I wouldn't. You might want to try Iron + Herbs from Floradix - it's a good iron supplement to take (its pretty gentle on the stomach, too) to help offset the iron lost from spotting.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-J Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Vitamin B12 Shots, Heparin (to flush PICC line).