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Tranexamic Acid prescription

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Minime85 Wed 15-Mar-17 22:12:26

I have been prescribed Tranexamic acid for very heavy periods. I finally went to the doctor after years of this as they are getting worse with regular flooding and pain. I have been given tablets today and am due on over weekend. No one I know has had them in RL wondered if anyone could share experience on here? Reading leaflet but nervous but desperate to do something to improve it. Thank you in advance smile

citykat Wed 15-Mar-17 22:20:03

Love them. Makes big difference. Take a day or so b4 due, and for next couple of days. If I forget I quickly get reminded why I need to take them. No side effects for me. Good luck

CBW Wed 15-Mar-17 22:25:00

Brilliant. No side effects for me. Took them for a few years until menopause. Seemed the least extreme of the options on offer.

Collymollypuff Wed 15-Mar-17 22:26:30

I'm wondering about mentioning this to dd.

OvO Wed 15-Mar-17 22:31:19

I've only been taking it for 3 cycles and it's a wonder drug for me.

No side effects. MASSIVELY reduced blood loss. I can actually go about my life as normal when on my period now - no living like a hermit for 3-5 days a month. I haven't soaked through anything much less woken to a bloodbath.

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 16-Mar-17 06:23:30

Am glad the symptoms are being treated but its certainly in your interests to find out why this is happening as well.

Your GP should also refer you to a gynaecologist to determine exactly why you are flooding and having pain. Fibroids for instance can cause such heavy bleeding to arise.

Minime85 Thu 16-Mar-17 06:56:47

Thanks for all the replies. It has become really bad and I can't face it anymore. I've had lots of swabs and exams too to see what it is.

picklemepopcorn Thu 16-Mar-17 07:05:09

There is another thread right now with lots of experiences. I'll find out the title...

picklemepopcorn Thu 16-Mar-17 07:05:53

'Can you tell me your experience of using tranexamic acid please'.

Minime85 Thu 16-Mar-17 09:18:27

Thank you I'll have a look ...

Noodoodle Fri 17-Mar-17 11:15:11

I loved tranexamic! My gp gave then when I first started on the arm implant and kept bleeding for weeks on end. Virtually stopped my periods each time, was amazing. I just took one or two each time the bleeding was too long, they lasted ages. But then I saw a different gp who won't give me them as she said you're only supposed to have one "medication" and you can't use tranexamic with the implant...so stuck with lots of bleeding again.

But they were great for me and I'd use them again in a heartbeat!

Minime85 Fri 24-Mar-17 16:30:54

Hi looking for some more advice as I've taken them and amazing reduction in bleeding to point period seemed to have stopped on day 3 so didn't take any tablets. Today, day 4, still nothing and then suddenly this afternoon lots of cramps and bleeding again. Is this normal? I'm confused. Love the fact it is manageable now but equally does it mean my period will last for ages?!

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