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After having baby get bad PMT, heavy periods and extreme lethargy

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clairemary Mon 21-Jul-08 22:43:21

I have a 14 month baby and for the last 6 months have been getting really emotional before my period. Also I have noticed they are much heavier and I feel so exhausted. I have never felt so tired before, Will it always be like this - or will things settle down in time.

Many thanks
Claire Semple

glasgowgal Mon 21-Jul-08 22:59:27

Clairemary, am assuming this is your first posting since you have given your full name- no need to do that. Yes, mine were much heavier after births. Would you consider going on the pill for a few months to sort it out?

serenity Mon 21-Jul-08 23:13:30

Do you feel tired all the time or just when you've got your period? It might be worth seeing your GP for some blood tests - bad periods and extreme tiredness were my first symptoms of Hypothyroidism (lack of natural thyroxine = haywire hormone levels = (for me) 3 month period and feeling truly bloody awful)

Octothechildherder Mon 21-Jul-08 23:22:11

If you're not planning on having another baby soon, then a mirena coil worked wonders for me - no periods, no pmt and much calmer

Dior Mon 21-Jul-08 23:24:12

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Octothechildherder Mon 21-Jul-08 23:25:45

Good point Dior - very likely - you should go to doctors and have blood test - or just take some pregnacare kind of tablets.

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