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Heavy Periods (TMI warning)(6 Posts)
A bit of advice please.
Since having children my periods have been unbearable. I generally use a mooncup, sometimes Lillets Ultra tampons. Either have to be used with Always maxi nighttime pads. I'm losing at least 13ml blood per hour for 2-3 full days. I have to get up twice during the night the change everything, 3 times last night.
In total my period lasts a week but I have a 21 day cycle so literally feel like I'm constantly bleeding.
I take iron supplements but feel absolutely exhausted, constantly. On my heaviest days I'm almost housebound because of the tiredness but also because I 'flood'. I panic if I have to attend a work meeting or social engagement when I might not to able to get to a loo quickly.
I know the coil might be a solution but I'm so worried about mood swings (and weight gain to a lesser extent given that I'm already 2 stone heavier than I should be).
Has anyone had positive experiences of the coil? Any other advice on how I could deal with nightmare periods?
Hi OP..... your post could have been written by me 10 years ago.
I finally got the Mirena coil and after a few weeks my periods completely stopped. It was like a miracle.i did not put on weight or have any other negative side effects.
Besides, if you get your periods sorted, you'll feel more like exercising and perhaps even eating more healthily.
Go to your GP. In my surgery there is one with a special interest in such issues so find out in advance if that is the case in yours and try to see that GP.
Whatever you do, don't put up with this, even if you go for a different solution from me.
Thank you for your reply. It's really good to hear about a positive experience.
I can't quite believe that I've put up with this situation for so long but I can't carry on. It's debilitating. I'm so tired and emotional.
I will make an appointment to see my GP. Thank you.
I second the Mirena coil. It can take around 13 weeks to settle in in which you may bleed irregularly or heavily but then it should either stop your periods or reduce the bleeding intensity by a mile.
Thanks livin. Good tip about the timescales too.
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