Heaviest day of period

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Rainsbow Fri 12-May-17 06:18:33

Just curious to know how it is for others. I think day 2 is heaviest for me.

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nigelsbigface Fri 12-May-17 11:26:49

Same. Awful, every month-worse after I turned 30...

Rainsbow Fri 12-May-17 14:51:31

confused hope it's not too awful every time

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wfrances Fri 12-May-17 16:02:45

yep day 2/3 for me too, have to spend most of those days lying down, sleeping on towels etc.
gynae wants to stop my periods full stop by taking cerazette every day ,but im worried about the mood effects .(coil not really suitable for me)

Rainsbow Fri 12-May-17 16:10:20

Frances...everyone is different but cerazette turned me into psychobitch

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youarenotkiddingme Fri 12-May-17 16:55:34

Yeah day 2/3 heaviest for me. I can flood quite suddenly and lose a lot of large clots.
By day 4 I'm on my knees with exhaustion!

Badders123 Fri 12-May-17 17:09:14

First day for me
Clots, flooding....the works
Gets much lighter after 1st 24/36 hours though


BarchesterFlowers Fri 12-May-17 17:13:40

First day here too. I went to the doctors this week as I am sick of it. I too sleep (and sit on a folded bath towel), work from home, end up changing my clothes a few times, etc., etc.. Grim.

I am having a scan and blood tests, in the meantime I have been prescribed the thing beginning with N that people take to delay their periods. I can't take the two acids, they upset my stomach, tried a mirena which didn't make a difference.

I am ready to commit to a hysterectomy.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Fri 12-May-17 17:18:04

Today. Day 2/3

It has been a cracker - including the bit where I was walking up the road to hotel I am staying in, trying hard not to cough as it was causing me to flood and I had no idea where the nearest loo was except in fucking hotel

Badders123 Fri 12-May-17 17:37:30

I have tried;
Depo - put on 2 stone
Pop - made me ill
Mirena - spotting for 6 months had it taken out
Cerazette - bled and made my very weepy
So I'm on hrt now as I'm perimenopausal
It's crap 😔

Branleuse Fri 12-May-17 17:41:48

2nd day of proper bleeding is the worst. I say proper bleeding as I often spot for a few days first, and never know whether to count it as my period starting or not

Badders123 Fri 12-May-17 17:42:52

Ah yes
Fake period
I getting too
Fools me every month too!

Bebraveagain Fri 12-May-17 21:02:18

Tranexamic acid helped me after such heavy periods meant my iron levels plummeted to seriously low levels.

Badders123 Fri 12-May-17 21:13:01

I had to take noristherone a couple of years ago due to very heavy bleeding...hasbt been that bad since

BarchesterFlowers Sat 13-May-17 07:53:16

Badders, my GP is suggesting I take it every month ATM. Have it on repeat. Did you have any side effects?

I have been anaemic all my adult life, I take floradix religiously and have blood tests every six months. Used to have regular iron infusions but have not needed one for some time.

A gynaecologist took me off those acids about three years ago. I can't take ibrupofen because it affects my stomach, when I told him that he stopped it.

I have been looking forward to the arrival of the menopause but now it is showing it's had it seems worse than ever.

Have you got anything like fibroids Badders? I had a large one last time they looked.

Badders123 Sat 13-May-17 09:08:17

I only took it that one time
I had a scan and endometrial biopsy.. .all clear - which relieved me as there is a family history
I'm so fed up of it all
I've been dealing with this crao since I was 10
I've only actually been anaemia once when I was pg and after having ds2 and it makes you feel ghastly so feel very sorry for you 💐

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 13-May-17 09:16:46


You should be examined by a gynae to see if there are fibroids and or endometriosis present.

Neither of those tests you mention would have shown endometriosis however if it is there. That can also cause heavy bleeding as well as pain to arise.

(I have also had more internal scans than I care to mention along with blood tests. None of this detected the endometriosis that was there; it was only seen via laparoscopic type surgery. I got clots, stringey brown blood and heaviness of bleed with endo as well as pain; this is why I mention it. It took me many years to get diagnosed and I would not want any other woman to go through this as a result).

Endometriosis can also go down the female line in terms of family relations.

The fact that you've had such problems since 10 is appalling as well.

Badders123 Sat 13-May-17 13:25:38

I might ask Dr as I'm covered under dhs Bupa
I'm at the Dr on Friday so will ask...

Badders123 Sat 13-May-17 13:25:39

I might ask Dr as I'm covered under dhs Bupa
I'm at the Dr on Friday so will ask...

Badders123 Sat 13-May-17 13:27:45

What's the treatment for endo?

EBearhug Sat 13-May-17 13:36:05

I say proper bleeding as I often spot for a few days first, and never know whether to count it as my period starting or not

The Clue app goes from proper bleeding, not spotting.

autumnboys Sat 13-May-17 13:40:22

Day 2, definitely. I just want to stay home and bleed to death quietly.

Ollivander84 Sat 13-May-17 13:42:38

2 or 3. I'm really pleased I had spinal surgery on the first day of my period(!)
This is day 3, I'm not allowed to bend and it's not fun gringrin

wfrances Sat 13-May-17 14:27:26

i see a gynaecologist for chronic pelvic pain and heavy bleeding and she said she could do a lap. but as i suffer from other conditions putting me under elective ga is last resort.
i was also told that even if i did have confirmed endo the first treatment is the same -stopping the periods either through the pill or coil. (if they dont work then she ll rethink about a lap -depending on my other health conditions)

Rainsbow Sat 13-May-17 19:41:39

What defines having a heavy period anyway? How quickly you get through a tampon? I've not long been off the pill but Day 2 today and I've had (tmi) one yellow tampax and two green tampax since 6am, neither saturated though??

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