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sunnyoutside Wed 01-Jun-16 10:45:12

DD started her periods when she was 9. She is now 11. She went straight from her first period to being regular every 29 days. They last a week and are very heavy. For the last few months she has been throwing up on the first day of her period. Obviously I am going to book her into the doctor but just wondered if anyone had any advice or suggestions- I don't want her going on the pill.

sunnyoutside Wed 01-Jun-16 11:19:20


CarrieLouise25 Wed 01-Jun-16 11:30:25

So sorry for your DD. I had horrendous periods. Nothing worked. I did go on the pill at 16 after years of agony. TBH it didn't do anything. I tried all sorts and even vert strong prescription painkillers didn't work.

Only thing that worked was having a baby at 20. I know that's not helpful!

Might be endometriosis. Good luck with getting sorted. Wish there was more awareness of severe period pains and heavy periods. Well done for getting your daughter help, hope the doctor has an answer for her flowers

Imnotagilmoregirl Wed 01-Jun-16 15:05:29

So sorry to hear about your dd. Didn't want to read and run. Nothing really I can suggest, apart from doctors. Hopefully there'll be some options for you to try, good luck x

Iamdazedandconfused Wed 01-Jun-16 18:39:08


I've suffered from something similar to your DD. It doesn't happen every month and is much less frequent now that I'm in my twenties, but it still happens occasionally.

For me, I get severe period pains, become very light headed, am sick and then have to sleep for about an hour. After that I feel absolutely normal again!

When this all started I was given some medication to take around the time of my period which helped to stop the dizziness and sickness, although I can't remember what it was called. I didn't find that being on the pill made a difference to my symptoms, but that medication helped. It's not great to have to take tablets to manage it but it might be worth a try.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that the pill definitely isn't the only answer and hopefully the doctor will be able to help your poor DD.

knittingbee Wed 01-Jun-16 19:24:35

Sympathy from me. I suffered so badly with my periods from starting at 11 right through my teens. The pill was a miracle drug for me, I went on it at 17, but when I was younger I was prescribed something like mefenemic (sp?) acid, which helped a bit. Fingers crossed the docs can help - I dreaded mine every month and regularly had time off school.

sunnyoutside Thu 02-Jun-16 12:42:52

Thanks all for responding. I went through similar when I was dd's age and was prescribed tablets that were nearly an inch long and very hard to swallow. It gave me a lifetime of hating tablets and they didn't even help particularly.

DD is just so drained - I am trying to up her iron intake - anything else I can try?

CarrieLouise25 Fri 03-Jun-16 14:54:16

Wonder if this article might help?

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