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Ok bit of a daft AIBU, but needed a quick answer. Due on this week, period as normal for past 2 days, this evening its been pouring out of me, especially when I stand up. Is this normal? I had my friend and her partner round, I stood up and my cream fabric sofa had a bright red puddle. Mortified. Changed myself and sat down. Stood up to let them out and my always extra long with wings wasn't holding it in. Big clot on pad, sorry tmi. Got in bed and mattress is ruined. Should I be worried or go to sleep? Those who have seen my other posts will know its been a stressful week and I def don't need anymore hospital visits!
Ok if that is not normal for you and you have headaches and you don't feel right then personally call NHS Direct. Poor you I'm worried for you! Is someone with you? (I don't really have periods so I may not be the best one to ask but tbh if it's normal for you then you should get it checked out)
I've suffered from heavy periods for about the last 5 years.
At their worst I have to use a superplus extra tampon and a pad, and if I left it any more than 2 hours during the day it would go through both.
The first time it happened I felt really light headed and faint, but I don't know if that was just because I was worrying and panicking myself. I had something sugary and felt a bit better. I reasoned to myself I'd give it a few hours - it slowed down overnight, and since then has followed same pattern (though never quite as bad). I get really bad pains with it, a bit like labour, normally when - sorry this is a bit TMI - there's a clot passing.
So based on my experience you should be ok, but as I'm just some random off the internet you should prob call NHS Direct just for some reassurance.
I was sterilised 4 and half yr ago and all well til now. Ok velvet that's good to know. It hasn't gone through this one yet (I don't think - scared to move!) so I think I'll lie here and not move. Sure if it was something more sinister it'd pour out whatever the position.
Goodness hot air, if that's the marker for going to A&E I'd never be away - until the last couple of months I'd literally be changing tampon and towel every half hour and would sometimes flood in between. Just have always had heavy heavy periods. Interestingly enough switching to a low carb diet seems to have settled everything down and the last three have been way more manageable.
If its unusual for you to be so heavy OP it would be worth getting checked out in the morning. I feel your pain, such heavy bleeding is a real nightmare.
My mum always had heavy periods but when she hit her 40s she would have periods like you're describing every few months with them gaining in frequency as she approached the menopause. She would have to change her super plus tampons and 2 x night time towels twice each night and even then, in the morning, with an actual towel between her legs, would drip blood all the way to the bathroom. Nice.
She had to have a hysterectomy in the end as she was so anaemic, there was no let up and no way of knowing when the menopause would finally put paid to it all.
Hopefully it's a one off for you (I get the odd horrendous Niagara style one every Niue and again) but please seek medical advice if it continues.