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Should I be concerned about this period?

(5 Posts)
PineappleExpress Sat 08-Oct-16 20:11:27

WARNING TMI POST

I have PCOS and my periods are very irregular. My last one was back in May, but a gap this long is nothing new.

I started a period and it was fairly normal, pretty heavy from day 1, but I put this down to the long gap, although I had no cramps, which was unusual. It started tailing off after 9 days, then, overnight on Monday, I went from having basically nothing, to having a very heavy flow, with lots of very dark (almost black) clots. Still no cramps, but the clots are still here although a lot fewer. It's still a fairly heavy flow and the blood is quite dark. Today would be day 16.

There is no "normal" for me, but this double period is killing me. I've been completely exhausted for about a week and right now am having to force myself to stay awake just to type this. I slur my words a lot, struggle with making coherent sentences sometimes, and my coordination is shocking at times. The last few days I've been so overtired when waking up that I'm being sick, too. Only once when I first get up, but feeling like I might be sick now if I don't get some sleep - so forgive me if I don't respond to any replies!

Does it sound like something I should be worried about? Or even if the two are connected?

Just to avoid any drip feeding, my husband and I don't use contraception, but I had to do a pregnancy test a few days before all this started, and it was negative.
I do plan on seeing someone about it, but it was just going to be the family planning clinic to get the implant put in (something I was already planning on doing), but now wondering if I should maybe go to the GP.

Thanks for sticking with me, if you got this far!

What do you think? Has anyone ever had anything similar?

Hassled Sat 08-Oct-16 20:15:56

I've had periods which showed no sign of ever stopping on their own, and was given Progesterone (I think) by the GP which stopped it in probably 48 hours or so. It was just explained as some sort of hormonal blip - happened maybe 3 times over 3 years (but I was peri-menopausal at the time). So yes, get yourself to the GP.

PineappleExpress Sat 08-Oct-16 20:21:47

Great! Thanks. I will make an appointment next week

Imnotaslimjim Sat 08-Oct-16 20:35:12

If you're feeling woozy, nauseous and sleepy and you feel it is a direct reaction to the loss you've had, definitely get in to see the GP as soon as you can. Bleeding heavily for that long can easily lead to anaemia.

PineappleExpress Sat 08-Oct-16 20:53:58

Oh :/ I hadn't thought of anything that serious! Thank you

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