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I have had my period for 2 weeks. In that time, I have used 54 maxi-pads, 36 tampons and ruined 4 pairs of pants. My Doctor, says I'm fine. I'm feeling light headed, and weak, but I'm not anemic. What is the best way to fix this problem?

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Asked by pixidst73 at 10:16 AM on Apr. 9, 2011 in Health

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  • Go to another doctor.

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:17 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • That doesn't sound normal, maybe get a second opinion.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 10:17 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Your Dr is wrong. You get dizzy from loss of to much blood. FIND another Dr.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:26 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Go get a second opinion. I took a friend of mine to the ER because she had such a heavy flow that wouldn't go away and she also was feeling light headed. She ended up having a pretty serious condition in her uterus. Can't remember the name but she needed a transfusion and was put on estrogen.

    Answer by anthonys_mom21 at 10:26 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • sounds like your anemic and no it's not normal go see another Dr a good one!

    Answer by MexTexmom2 at 10:38 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • No..that doesn't sound normal at all. Especially if it is not normal for you to experience this.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:39 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Are your periods typically this heavy? Are you on any medications? If this is typical, this could be endometriosis, particularly if you're having some heavy cramping. But definitely get a second opinion. This isn't normal, even if your iron levels are within the normal range.

    Answer by CPCrane at 10:53 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • CPCrane. I'm not on any meds, and yes they are heavy normally, but this is too heavy. They seem to be getting heavier and lasting longer as I get older. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cope until I can get into a new Dr.'s office? I'm at my wits end and it is driving my DH crazy because he can't do anything for me. Can I request a hysterectomy?

    Comment by pixidst73 (original poster) at 11:04 AM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • I would DEFINATELY get another opinion.

    Answer by momoftaterbug at 1:07 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • Please get a second opinion!! This is not normal.

    Answer by KateShesGreat3 at 1:24 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

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