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I AM SO TIRED OF MY PERIOD!  I have tried everything, I bleed through everything, or I am allergic! So the story if I have a really heavy period and it has only been 20 days since my last one, this is not uncommon to me. It is so bad that I become anemic and all the doctors want to do is put me on pills, all I want is a hystorectomy. The pills lighten my periods, but then it never stops! I spent 15 months in Iraq constantly spotting, you know how bad that is when you are allergic to pads! And then Tampons are a joke. SO this is all the products I have tried... Every brand of pad (even the non allergenic stuff) Tampons, Instead, Diva and even the pills. I think I am going to save up the money and go into the doctors office give it to him and demand a hystorectomy. I bleed through everything, my life revolves around my period I go through every pair of undwear, shorts and pants in 2 days. When I am on my period I have to bring a change of clothes with me everywhere, and then it lasts 5 days with the heavy flow, then it stops for 2 days and starts again with a light flow for another 5 days! THAT IS 12 DAYs, and then it starts again 20 days from the first day of my period, and all the doctor says is to take pills! I AM TIRED OF THIS!!!!

by on Sep. 24, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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by on Sep. 27, 2009 at 1:56 PM

I truly understand what you are going through! I have dealt with heavy bleeding since I was 11 and I am now 36.  I was put on the pill at 12 and it helped out some, but after my girls were born my body was never normal again and the pill never controlled the bleeding. July 14th of this year I had the Novasure procedure done and it honestly was a blessing for me. No more bleeding, no more pills, no more worries! I definitely would recommend that before anything else! 

by on Sep. 27, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Have you been checked for Innercyststisal bladder disorder ?I went through that yrs ago and even hemmoraged.I recieved treatment and it has regulated me for the most part...maybe a couple days in between every couple months,Good luck and check into it.

by on Sep. 27, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Have you been checked for fibroids... sounds alot like me in the past. I'm suprised  And thank you for what you do for us, I am guessing you are in the service.  Hope you have a good night. :)

by on Sep. 28, 2009 at 7:05 AM

Have you had a dnc? I have a friend who had the same problem forever and the pills that her doc suggested didn't help. She had her tubes tied so of course she didnt want more kids. After complaining enough, her doc finally gave her a dnc and the periods went back to normal. Maybe this suggestion to your obgyn would get you somewhere quicker than a hysterectomy. They won't ususally do that because of the health risks and need for hormone replacement.

by on Sep. 28, 2009 at 7:14 AM

Are you sure you don't have fibroids? I had huge ones & I had horrible heavy periods & I would bleed all the time & I had horrendous cramps. They disappeared when I was pregnant with my 2nd child. After I began to get my period again they were much lighter & less frequent. Also when I went on the pill they got even lighter & they only last for 3-4 days. Bad part is I will occasionally get breakthrough bleeding. I will bleed for 7 days in between my regular cycle. Anyway I agree with the other posters I would try another Dr. Good luck I do hope things get better for you.

by on Sep. 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM

They did the whole ultrasound thing, and hysterectomy is only bad if they take your overeis, Those should never be taken out unless you have problems with those too. The Diva cup is not bad, measured how much and I am bleeding over 2 oz a day. As soon as I have insurance again, I wll definitely fix this proble, thanx for all the advice. I will bring this stuff up to the Doctor.

by on Sep. 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM

My Mom went through this from around 36-42. It was fibroids and she ended up jumping through all the less invasive treatments to end up with a hysterectomy @ 42. Sheesh.  Dunno if I will be going through this too.  God, I hope not - but we'll see.  

Yep - find a specialist and be adamant.  If you are this fedup - be assertive at the appointments and tell them you are not there to hear "well, lets try this pill or that",  you are there for answers on how to make this stop.  Period (no pun intended).

by on Oct. 16, 2009 at 6:28 AM

I had a really heavy period from the time it began at age 13...I'm 32 now but a couple of years ago I had a hysterectomy due to cancer. It is amazing not having a period, but it comes at a price. My energy is non existent, my sex life...forget about it! Although I detested having periods etc...I wish I could have my old self back again.

by on Oct. 19, 2009 at 2:13 PM

I am not a dr just a Medical Assistant but heck yes you would need an ablasion. Is there a planned parenthood in your city. Try and use the finder by your zip. They can help you get this procedure at little or no cost. Atleast this is something untill you can get insurance again.

While you are there ask them to do a white blood count or throid TSH check for you. Most of the time the thyroid could be the problem of this. If your thyroid isn't happy, then nothing in your body is happy and that is a true statement. LOL

Also, have any family history of cysts??? that too could be the porblem. Although when they grow you would certainly feel the pain that comes with them.

I feel for ya hun and please keep us posted on it. Thanks!!


Shannon Proud Momma of 4

by on Oct. 19, 2009 at 2:43 PM

First of all I don't understand why your DR'S would'nt consider you getting a hysterectomy.It is not good for you to be bleeding like that.If you are in the military you need to demand for ur DR to give one especially since nothing is working.They should'nt tell you no.Or you don't take No for an answer.Sometimes the DR"S don't want to give a female one if they are too young because you need to remember that you will not be able to have any kids.

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