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To not want to go to bed tonight (gross and tmi here)

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Onebadbackandalostpelvicfloor Sun 11-Nov-12 21:24:59

I came on today and have come on so heavy I'm changing my pads every hour sad I've never had a period like it before. I'm always heaviest at night and am dreading going to bed for risk of leakage blush

Aibu? I am mortified and hate the thought of an accident sad

lovelyladuree Sun 11-Nov-12 21:27:23

YANBU. Sleep on some bath towels, just in case. Good luck.

squeakytoy Sun 11-Nov-12 21:29:08

As lovely said, sleep on some thick old towels.. it happens to most of us some months..

Onebadbackandalostpelvicfloor Sun 11-Nov-12 21:31:51

Thanks ladies. I've Always been very lucky with mine so this is a real shock to the system! Feel like utter crap with it sad

ledkr Sun 11-Nov-12 21:33:24

Nappy? At least you can sleep also tilt bed slightly which should slow it down

AnyFucker Sun 11-Nov-12 21:33:46

was it late ?

any chance you might have been pg ?

AnyFucker Sun 11-Nov-12 21:35:25

if you are allowed to take Ibuprofen, take two before you go to bed

it will stem the flow a bit

Onebadbackandalostpelvicfloor Sun 11-Nov-12 21:40:18

Thank you.

No nappies here haven't been for a few years now, will probably double up the pads and hope for the best.

I'm about 3 days late so nothing major and I guess there is as much chance as any other month but as we use condoms it would be a pretty impressive sperm that made it.

I'm on anti inflammatories anyway (not ibuprofen) would that have the same effect?

Catonkey Sun 11-Nov-12 21:41:23

Could you have a quick bath before bed? That always helps to slow mine down a bit. Hope you're feeling more normal soon.

AnyFucker Sun 11-Nov-12 21:41:45

if you are on another non-steroidal inflammatory drug then, yes

toofattorun Sun 11-Nov-12 21:42:19

I would kip on my leather sofa.

gordyslovesheep Sun 11-Nov-12 21:46:01

I used baby change mats or bed mats - they work well protecting the mattress - periods are shit

HappyTurquoise Sun 11-Nov-12 23:13:47

I get this every month! Am always relieved if it is like this at night, because it is far, far more awkward to deal with if it's during the day and I'm working.

PaintedInRed Sun 11-Nov-12 23:24:13

You may actually find it better whilst you are laying down in bed. When I'm having a heavy one, I'm fine when I'm lying down, but have to be careful when I get out of bed and stand up. Gravity kind of takes over and it gushes out (sorry I know that sounds/is rank blush).

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 11-Nov-12 23:28:06

sad You poor thing. I bleed like this, the last time I got off the loo, climbed into bed and I flooded the (night time) pad. It was like this for days. My GP sent me to the hospital. I have fibroids and they really, really bleed sometimes.

Have you been to see your GP to find out why they are so heavy? Any clots?

thenightsky Sun 11-Nov-12 23:34:44

I find less chance of leakage if I sleep on my front. Use heavy flow tampon plus a towel with wings. That gets me through to about 3am, when I wake in a panic and run to the loo to check things.

Last week was hell... I came on suddenly, in the corridor at work whilst talking to my boss. I could feel it tickling down my right leg and was trying to talk and sound normal whilst thinking... Argh!

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 11-Nov-12 23:37:09

Towel on the bed, 2 heavy duty pads and a heavy duty tampon should do the trick for a while. I'd put something plasticy under the towel, just in case. It's shit being a woman.

AudrinaAdare Sun 11-Nov-12 23:38:11

I have a very common bleeding disorder and my top tip learned by the age of thirteen was to put a pad all the way up the back of the knickers to the waist due to the blood flow downwards.

I wasn't diagnosed until my child had a more serious form. Suffice to say, I did not enjoy being a girl. Cerazette mini-pill has changed my life and Drs can also prescribe tranexamic acid which supports blood-clotting.

Hope you get on okay O.P.

LadyMaryChristmas Sun 11-Nov-12 23:40:40

I went to a chinese doctor to sort mine out. I have some herbs that smell like hamster shit (I'm just guessing here) but they do seem to work.

Tigglette Sun 11-Nov-12 23:46:37

I have this kind just about every month. Ibuprofen is fantastic because it inhibits prostaglandins which in turn slow down your period. Take it according to the packet (even if you dont have any pain) for the first couple of days of your period and it will slow things down a fair bit. Other NSAIDs don't do the same thing because they don't affect prostaglandins.

StuntGirl Sun 11-Nov-12 23:52:22

Ibuprofen stems the flow?! Christ, I take ibuprofen as standard the minute my period starts (for the pain) and I still gush like Niagara Falls. Dread to think what I'd be like without it shock

ThatsNice Sun 11-Nov-12 23:52:30

I used to have this too so you have my sympathies. So glad however my doc talked me into trying a mirena coil. One (normal) period after fitting then nothing now for months. Can't recommend it highly enough smile

Secondsop Mon 12-Nov-12 00:26:16

I had a dreadful time on the mirena sad Bled for 9 months, often extremely heavily. I know it works for some, but it's not for everyone.

OP I feel for you. I have the same thing (well am pregnant so don't have it NOW but did before). Double or triple or quadruple or quintuple up on the pads, including some that go up toward your waist in front and round the back as the blood may flow in that direction when you're lying down, put a towel down on the bed and another one between the sheet and the mattress cover, and put an extra pair of pants over the first ones (or a pair of cotton bike shorts or similar, if you have them). And watch yourself when you stand up - try not to sit on the edge of the bed before getting up as sometimes going vertical can make pooled blood whoosh downwards suddenly.

One (slight) consolation might be that my very very heavy periods are never heavy for long; each cycle gets itself over with in 4 days with 2 days max of very heavy bleeding.

OHforDUCKScake Mon 12-Nov-12 06:58:33

This happens to me every month without fail and I dont have heavy periods. I thought everyone had that night time issue.

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