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To hope my periods aren't going to be like this for ever?

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MinesaBottle Wed 02-Mar-16 15:17:56

Last week I had a LLETZ to remove CIN3 cells from around the entrance to my cervix. Got my period (on time) just under a week later and it is horrendous!! I've been off work today and yesterday because of unbelievable cramps and bleeding so heavy I'm changing pads every 2 hours.

It seems to be easing off now but Jesus! - someone please tell me it won't be like this every month from now on? I'm normally fairly heavy and crampy anyway but this is in a whole different league. I don't have any infections and seem to be healing ok, luckily.

Greyponcho Wed 02-Mar-16 15:20:08

This is normal. The first one after LETZ is meant to be hellish.
flowers for a speedy recovery

Greyponcho Wed 02-Mar-16 15:21:09

Subsequent ones are meant to return to normal, consult GP if they don't

MinesaBottle Wed 02-Mar-16 15:24:51

Oh I will - no way am I going through this every month! I guess it's because of the procedure but fucking hell, even Solpadeine Max combined with Ponstan has hardly touched it.

Greyponcho Wed 02-Mar-16 17:05:07

Not familiar with ponstan, but naproxen or mefanamic acid are good for period pains (they're the big brothers of ibuprofen, but are prescription only).
Cocodamol, heat pad & comfort food is the other way to go.

MinesaBottle Wed 02-Mar-16 17:40:10

Ponstan is mefenamic acid, it's the brand name in NZ from where my lovely dad brought me a couple of packs (they are over the counter there). Hot water bottle has really helped too smile thanks!

MinesaBottle Wed 02-Mar-16 17:40:52

Dad? I meant dsd, my dad never went to NZ in his life. Damn autocorrect.

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