Ever since I was little I got frequent nosebleeds and nobody ever thought anything of them. When I was about thirteen or fourteen, however, I got one that wouldn't stop. It bled for an hour and a half before I was admitted to the hospital. It clot in my nose, but didn't stop bleeding. The clot got so big you could see it bulge on the outside. It hurt and caused pain in my head as well. Laying back was the worst solution. The blood went right down my throat causing me to gag and caugh up blood. Ever since then, it has happened at least every five or six months at that intense level. The clot that forms is very painful and once went down my throat and back up again when I gaged. Afterwards I always feel week from blood loss and at the same time feel sick from swallowing that much blood.
Doctors say it is a ruptured artery and I have had carterizations more times than I thought possible for one person to have. They also seem to start randomly. I could be sitting and not moving or I could be giving my all on the tennis court or painting peacefully or riding horses through the desert. It is so inconsistant that it will start any time. I don't pick my nose and I do not have allergies. The last time it happened, I was admitted to three different hospitals because nobody knew what to do... and it was my birthday, too. :(
If anybody has any ideas as to what it might be, or how to help it stop or lessen, please help me! I am going to move away from my family in a year, and I don't want it to happen after I leave. (I am open to anything, including homeopathic solutions.)