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For about the last 5 cycles I have been getting my period every 20 days and I am fed up with it. I get really bad PMT for about 4 days before, very heavy bleeding for about 2 days, then it drags on for another 4-5 days, less than 2 weeks to recover and it starts again.
I am very reluctant to go on the pill, as I have had an eating disorder in the past and anything that might even possibly lead me to put on weight is out.
I had this too - eventually I had my period every 2 weeks so went to see my GP. She was totally unbothered and offered me the pill, which I didn't want. It did get better on it's own eventually - it seems to vary from 21-28 days now. Just be warned that your GP might be as unbothered as mine...
Will try apricots and B12, thanks for those suggestions.
My GP is lovely, but from googling there doesn't seem to be a lot of treatment apart from the pill, which I really don't want.
Will ask her about fibroids, but again unless they are v serious there is no treatment.
It has a real impact on my life in that I know I will feel terrible for that one week in 3 and so have to plan accordingly, particularly during term time which involves loads for driving for me. I hate driving a carload of children when I feel so exhausted, doesn't feel safe.
Similar Macherie. When I first started my periods they were dreadful but the pill seemed to regulate it and even when I came off it in my twenties I was fine. However ever since I had my DDs they have been awful, bad PMT, a shortening cycle, painful both before and during and extremely heavy for the first two days. I find myself trying to arrange my life around it, like you. Also like you I'm reluctant to go on the pill. I get migraines and apparently this combined with the pill can increase the risk of stroke. I was on the DP injection for a few years but this caused me to put on loads of weight and really don't want that to happen. No useful advice but can def sympathise and empathise. Am also thinking of going to GP but not really sure if there's anything they can do.
I am similar - dreadful periods in my teens, used the Pill for years, then Depo. Had ds but haven't managed to lose baby weight so didn't want to use Depo/pill again. Periods were every 26 days, then 21, and are now 17 days - so I have 8 days on and 9 days off.
Have been to two GPs, neither were terribly helpful. They have suggested the Mirena coil, but I have insisted on wanting to find a cause for it before they try to mask the symptoms - last GP agreed to an internal exam and possibly a scan, but need to wait until I am not having a period to have the former (tricky) and have been on holiday. Due on AGAIN, so am waiting till it is over before going back to GP. All very vague and frustrating.