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Old 08-23-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I have no choice but to go to work. All I can do is hope for the best. I have horribly heavy heavy bleeding and was basically told 'oh well, you're just a person who gets heavy periods'. No birth control pill has ever helped so I've just had to learn to deal with it.

I get 4 days of super heavy and3 somewhat "milder" ones. All I can do is hope that the heavy days fall over the weekend so I at least have 2 days where I don't HAVE to go anywhere and can just stay home.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Charlevoix
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I have no choice but to go to work. All I can do is hope for the best. I have horribly heavy heavy bleeding and was basically told 'oh well, you're just a person who gets heavy periods'. No birth control pill has ever helped so I've just had to learn to deal with it.

I get 4 days of super heavy and3 somewhat "milder" ones. All I can do is hope that the heavy days fall over the weekend so I at least have 2 days where I don't HAVE to go anywhere and can just stay home.

I was just like that. Then, during a PAP...dr said I had some polyps. Sent me to GYN and I had them taken out and she also did an ablation (sp) and now my periods are soooo light and cramp free. Best thing I ever had done!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I have endometriosis and get heavy periods ... I had surgery a few years ago, however, the pain is still there for the first 2 days so I take prescription "Anaprox" for the first 2 days and then it's better ... it's like Alieve, only stronger !
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Several years ago I pulled a muscle in my back and discovered that muscle relaxers work really well on menstrual cramps. One skelaxin for the first worst day, followed up with naproxen for the next few days.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Depo Provera - no more periods, no more cramps that are so bad, I couldn't straighten up, all I need is a shot every 3 months and I'm good.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I have no choice but to go to work. All I can do is hope for the best. I have horribly heavy heavy bleeding and was basically told 'oh well, you're just a person who gets heavy periods'. No birth control pill has ever helped so I've just had to learn to deal with it.

I get 4 days of super heavy and3 somewhat "milder" ones. All I can do is hope that the heavy days fall over the weekend so I at least have 2 days where I don't HAVE to go anywhere and can just stay home.
How old are you?

What are your plans for pregnancy?

If birth control pills do not help, have you had any testing to determine the cause of the heavy bleeding?

If you are past consideration of getting pregnant, there are procedures which can decrease and sometimes completely stop your periods. If you want to keep your fertility, then you really should be evaluated if the flow is so heavy you have to stay home.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Never wear white pants, or a skirt. Wear jeans if possible, for the first couple of days. Get on BC pills, it makes the period lighter. I had to use pads, tampons...ugh.,,mess....

Hee hee...I got "nuked" about a year ago, had my uterus frozen and dried up...I barely have a period now. Was not going to use that thing again anyway, so why bother with having a "baby hatch" when I was done with that baby hatching stuff...BEST thing I have EVER done....it is called an "abalasion".
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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Never wear white pants, or a skirt. Wear jeans if possible, for the first couple of days. Get on BC pills, it makes the period lighter. I had to use pads, tampons...ugh.,,mess....

Hee hee...I got "nuked" about a year ago, had my uterus frozen and dried up...I barely have a period now. Was not going to use that thing again anyway, so why bother with having a "baby hatch" when I was done with that baby hatching stuff...BEST thing I have EVER done....it is called an "abalasion".
Oh God...heed that advice. No white! I remember this poor girl in high school....God, this poor girl. We were at an assembly, gym full of all of the students. It was that time of the month for her, she was wearing white pants...it STARTED while we were in the assembly and every single person in that high school saw. Do. not. wear. light. colored. clothing!

Also, I used to get really bad cramps when I was younger, just starting out, so bad that I was doubled over in Algebra class, ready to pass out. At one point in my life I took birth control pills and that completely changed how things went. It is no longer heavy and only lasts three days.

I rarely have pain now, either but on the rare occasions that I do, Ibuprofen, 800 mg does the trick. I love the makers of Ibuprofen.

If yours are so bad, then yes, anything warm pressed on your stomach area, a heating pad or hot water bottle thing...can do wonders. Relax, take some pain pills, Ibuprofen or Aleve or whatever, close the blinds, turn on a fan or a/c if it's warm, turn off the lights, turn off the t.v. turn off the music and just lie there on your bed, with the heating pad, relax, let the pain pills do their work and sleep.

And Anon Chick...I feel bad for you. That sounds horrible to have to go through every month even if it is for 20 minutes. Ugh!
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:11 PM
 
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Pedicures help, and margarita's. Tub of your favorite ice cream and a good movie.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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How old are you?

What are your plans for pregnancy?

If birth control pills do not help, have you had any testing to determine the cause of the heavy bleeding?

If you are past consideration of getting pregnant, there are procedures which can decrease and sometimes completely stop your periods. If you want to keep your fertility, then you really should be evaluated if the flow is so heavy you have to stay home.

Yeah, I have a lot of frustration regarding all of what you mentioned. LOL

I am 35, but cannot have kids. Only through IVF will I ever be able to, but with insurance that won't cover it, it's out of the question. However, because of my age my doctor won't do an ablation "just in case" I decide to have kids (um, unless she plans on funding it, not gonna happen, LOL).

I had something done last year where they found and removed polyps and said it *MIGHT* help lessen the periods. It didn't, which is when my doctor stated that I was just someone with a very thick lining who would just have heavy periods.

Since all that, I had been to a fertility doctor when infertility/IVF only was figured out. I ahve my eyarly soon with my GYN, which I once again for a more permanent solution

I do have fears - I have a friend with periods just like mine, who had an ablation that didn't take. So she still suffers also, and just as bad as before the ablation. I fear I will be that person too.
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