Locked out of secure startup

Recently I encrypted my LG Tribute HD. I was doing something in recovery mode a couple days later, I accidentally hit the “wipe all data on phone” button. I pressed no. I rebooted my phone and all of the sudden secure startup was enabled and it had a password instead of a pattern. I tried a couple passwords but none of them worked. The attempts count only went down 1 time for some weird reason. I don’t want to factory reset my phone. I just did a couple days ago, and I don’t want to again.