See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
So I've suffered with really bad periods since the day I got my first one. Horrible cramps and heavy bleeding that lasts 7-8 days. In the last year they have gotten worse. I take 800mg ibuprofen every 5 hours and that just barely takes the edge off for the first 3-4 days. I also am starting every 24 days not 28. I won't go into any more detail because its gross, but my life is definitely affected by this. Add pms time and I usually only feel really good for about 2 weeks out of the month.
So yesterday I went for my yearly checkup with a new gyno. And she gave me some options that would help. One is an outpatient procedure called endometrial ablation where they destroy the lining of the uterus, and this is supposed to stop or reduce your bleeding. But results vary and it may not be permanent. The other option is a partial hysterectomy where they remove only the uterus but not the ovaries or any other parts. This is a surgery, so recovery takes longer, but it is permanent. Of course both have risks.
Wanted to know what you would do or if anyone has had any of these procedures done?
I will mention that I had my tubes tied after my second baby and have tried birth control and an iud. Did not work for me.