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morethanpotatoprints · 23/02/2015 19:04

My dd is 11 and started her periods about 10 months ago, but until recently they were very irregular and light, quite normal I believe.

She is coming on more than once per month sometimes fortnightly, or after 3 weeks.
The pain is making her cry and she is physically sick, goes white and sweats. Her vision has been affected over the past few days, has headaches and feels light headed.
It has started interfering with life, the pain itself makes her cry and today she asked me if it was normal to see lumps.

I'm not sure whether to make an appointment with our gp nurse, or gp or if anybody else has experience of this in pre teens.
I had it myself at this age but I looked up the tablets the doctor prescribed for me and I would not be happy for dd to take them.
They were called ponstan Forte and were bloody massive. Grin

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morethanpotatoprints · 23/02/2015 20:54

Bumping my own thread unashamedly as would like to book appointment tomorrow if advice fro others would be to.

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Allstoppedup · 23/02/2015 21:01

As a teen my periods were very heavy and irregular.

I usually had more than one a month and was in lots of pain/would faint. I also developed anaemia.

I went to the Dr at 14 and was put on the mini pill which did sort the problem.

The painful periods returned when I was off it at about 19 and I was given mefanamic and transexamic acid (sp?!) to help. Again this reduced the heaviness but not really the pain.

I was diagnosed with PCOS but if I'm honest I'm not sure how connected it all is.

Make an appointment. I feel for your daughter, it's horrible and really wipes you out.Flowers

TeenAndTween · 23/02/2015 21:13

Definitely appointment to see GP.

If your GP is male, you may like to ask for female GP if your DD would be more comfortable talking to a female.

Our GP has said to my DD that there is no reason for periods to get in the way of normal life.

Many massive pills can be cut in half or quarters to help swallowing.

morethanpotatoprints · 24/02/2015 16:34

Ah, thanks for the posts.
I will make appointment.
Its one of those things where you may come across as worrying unnecessarily iykwim. so just wanted to make sure i wouldn't be wasting gps time, or that it would be better to wait.
Today I have had to alternate paracetamol and nurofen as the paracetamol wasn't lasting the full 4 hours.
It made me realise that enough is enough. Thanks

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stargirl1701 · 24/02/2015 16:38

I had this as a teen. It runs in the family on my mum's side. Combined oral contraceptive sorted it out for me...but I was older.

happygirl87 · 24/02/2015 16:48

I had mefanamic acid from 10-13, then went on combined pill. Flowers for your DD- it's horrid!

morethanpotatoprints · 24/02/2015 17:29

Thank you once again for the support.
I know, it is awful and you just want to take the pain away for them especially when so young.

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wheresthelight · 25/02/2015 18:49

your poor dd!!

as a young girl/teenager I suffered awful periods that would see me doubled over in pain and passing out from it so she has my sympathy! mine were also heavy and irratic. like the pp I have pcos and still suffer badly.

definitely seek a gp appointment and ask for a gynaecology referral if necessary

123rd · 25/02/2015 21:16

Morethan, did you book am apt?

morethanpotatoprints · 25/02/2015 21:23

hello, yes. I had to wait until friday as female gp wasn't in until then.
DD doesn't want to go and is really embarrassed, but i'm working on it. She will go, but i'd rather her not be worried about it.
It seems like its the first 24 hours that are the worst, but she has only just gone from being very scanty to heavy, so I'm still not sure if it will get even worse than it is now.
I remember being in such pain and it being front, back, and right down my thighs.
Thanks for asking Thanks

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stargirl1701 · 25/02/2015 21:54

I was the same OP. Just the first 24 hours. I hope you can get it sorted.

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