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Dd's first period, very heavy

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Nevergoingtolearn Tue 14-Jul-15 10:11:00

Dd1 is 11 and started her periods a couple days ago, she's not coping very well at all, she has Aspergers and other sn's which makes it even harder for her. It's her last week at primary school this week and she's missing out on all the fun things, she has been quite heavy and leaking through the biggest of pads ( night time pads ), she's refusing to leave the house but I need to get her to school tomorrow. What do I do? Would the gp be able to give her anything to slow it down a little? I'm also worried about her iron levels as her diet isn't great.

ClaimedByMe Tue 14-Jul-15 10:14:32

Can u get to John Lewis for Diary Doll pants, for teens with heavy periods, I got them for my dd as she started very heavy age 11 last year and these pants totally transformed her as they gave her much more confidence as she was leaking everywhere.

morethanpotatoprints Tue 14-Jul-15 10:17:12

Ah, poor little love, my dd is similar but started quite light at 9.
I have no real suggestions apart from normalising it for her.
My dd gets/got very emotional and hormonal too which doesn't help.
I found telling her that every woman gets them and its normal to feel upset/ teary but life has to go on. I know it sounds cruel but for me it was the only thing that stopped dd from wallowing.
I would go to see the gp, or the nurse.
Our nurse was fantastic as dd suffers a lot of pain, she diagnosed dysmenorrhea last year, far quicker than the male doctor would have done at our practice.
I do sympathise it's awful when they are so young.

balletgirlmum Tue 14-Jul-15 10:23:15

What's her size. I have some diary dolls I bought for dd aged 13 but they were too small & I never got round to returning them. (They were only tried on over the top of a leotard.

Dd is incredibly heavy. She flooded through pads & Tamp a in less than 2 hours & fainted a few times. But of a problem when you are at full time dance school.

Th dr put her on mefanamic acid & it's helped a lot.

Can your get her to use tsmpons. As a dsncer ds was determined to use them - Lilets arevthe most absorbent but you can only get the heavy duty ones from Wilkinsons or Superdrug. At her heaviest she wears them plus a pad.

Nevergoingtolearn Tue 14-Jul-15 12:42:08

I haven't seen the Diary doll pants, we don't have a John Lewis near by, I think she's in size 11-12 ish.

She's being very brave but struggling with changing due to her poor co ordination and the fact she panics at the sight of blood though she is getting used to it. She's had 2 and half days of it being quite heavy, I'm hoping she's been through the worse and it will start to slow down tomorrow. She has her school play tomorrow afternoon and wants to take part.

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