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Heavy Periods distrupting life

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  • Posted By: e5ther
  • October 30, 2009
  • 02:44 PM

Hi,
I started my periods when I was 12 and they started off being extremely irregular, painful and very heavy. When I was around 13 I had tissue loss from the lining of the womb which basically looked like a 2inch square of inch thick flesh. Around that time I was put on the contraceptive pill. I started off on Microgynon. It regulated when I had my periods but they were still painful and extremely heavy. When I say heavy I mean beyond any normal sanitary protection and I can't leave the house when I'm on otherwise I will leak. I was on Microgynon for a few years but the periods were still interupting my life and education. In February of 2007 I tried out the progesterone only pill to see if it would help. It gave me a constant period for 2 months, made me put on 2 stone and gave me stretch marks covering my legs. I then went on to Cilest which I recently had to switch from because of breakthrough bleeding and am currently on Yasmin. When I was 14 I had an ultrasound which showed cysts on my ovaries that the doctor said was normal for a girl my age. I am now 19, still struggling with these heavy periods that are distrupting my life and have no diagnosis. I still get the tissue loss aswell. I also suffer from IBS. I am going to have another ultrasound sometime soon- hopefully.
I don't think I've missed anything out but will add if I have.
I would appreciate any help as obviously this is completely disrupting my life and has done for 7 years.

Thanks
Esther

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  • Hi,I started my periods when I was 12 and they started off being extremely irregular, painful and very heavy. When I was around 13 I had tissue loss from the lining of the womb which basically looked like a 2inch square of inch thick flesh. Around that time I was put on the contraceptive pill. I started off on Microgynon. It regulated when I had my periods but they were still painful and extremely heavy. When I say heavy I mean beyond any normal sanitary protection and I can't leave the house when I'm on otherwise I will leak. I was on Microgynon for a few years but the periods were still interupting my life and education. In February of 2007 I tried out the progesterone only pill to see if it would help. It gave me a constant period for 2 months, made me put on 2 stone and gave me stretch marks covering my legs. I then went on to Cilest which I recently had to switch from because of breakthrough bleeding and am currently on Yasmin. When I was 14 I had an ultrasound which showed cysts on my ovaries that the doctor said was normal for a girl my age. I am now 19, still struggling with these heavy periods that are distrupting my life and have no diagnosis. I still get the tissue loss aswell. I also suffer from IBS. I am going to have another ultrasound sometime soon- hopefully.I don't think I've missed anything out but will add if I have.I would appreciate any help as obviously this is completely disrupting my life and has done for 7 years.ThanksEstherHow longs your cycle?Do you have blood clots in your periods?Do you get breast swelling when your periods are about to come?Abdominal swelling or pain or a pulling sensation in your lower abdomen?have you been checked for fibroids?It would be good idea to get tested for Adenomyosis,endometrial hyperplasia,Endometriosis.Treatment options will depend on the cause and Traditional Chinese Medicine would possibly be one option if your after a different option then prescription medicine.TCm can also help if it the ovarian cysts that are causing your symptoms
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 04:18 PM
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  • How longs your cycle?Do you have blood clots in your periods?Do you get breast swelling when your periods are about to come?Abdominal swelling or pain or a pulling sensation in your lower abdomen?have you been checked for fibroids?It would be good idea to get tested for Adenomyosis,endometrial hyperplasia,Endometriosis.Treatment options will depend on the cause and Traditional Chinese Medicine would possibly be one option if your after a different option then prescription medicine.TCm can also help if it the ovarian cysts that are causing your symptoms Thanks for your reply.I can't really tell you how long my cycle is as I've have an artificial one form the pill for years.I do get blood clots in my periodsI dont particularly get breast swelling before my period.I do get abdominal swelling and pain but I assume thats to do with the IBS as I get that intermitently all the time.I'm not sure what the check for fibroids involves but I did have the ultrasound 5 years ago that would have shown them up?ThanksEsther
    e5ther 3 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 04:45 PM
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  • Esther, I wish you the best. I had the worst periods of my entire life from 12-28 years of age. Bloating, cramps where I thought I was going to die, vomiting for the first two days every month, and I basically had to lay in the fetal position for those two days. My doctor wouldn't give me anything for it. Not birth control, I kept getting Ibuprofen 800mg, I was eating them like they were skittles, and no help. Now I take birth control and I don't even know they are coming. I hope you get things figured out soon, I know the pain is life altering. Hang in there and keep having it checked out. One day the pain will stop.
    mkandy 4 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 07:20 PM
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  • Esther, I wish you the best. I had the worst periods of my entire life from 12-28 years of age. Bloating, cramps where I thought I was going to die, vomiting for the first two days every month, and I basically had to lay in the fetal position for those two days. My doctor wouldn't give me anything for it. Not birth control, I kept getting Ibuprofen 800mg, I was eating them like they were skittles, and no help. Now I take birth control and I don't even know they are coming. I hope you get things figured out soon, I know the pain is life altering. Hang in there and keep having it checked out. One day the pain will stop.Thanks for the reply. It's nice to know there are other people out there who understand. :)
    e5ther 3 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 11:16 AM
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  • Thanks for the reply. It's nice to know there are other people out there who understand. :) hi there i totally understand what you are going through im exactly the same cysts are not normali have them to and have been diagnosed with polysistic ovary syndrome pcos for short ask the docs to check you for this as there are different things they can do to ease the symptoms goodluck xx
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2009
    • 05:37 PM
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  • Hi all. I know I am many years late to this post but was hoping if anyone has had any answers in all this time. I also have PCOS from a very young age and currently suffer with heavy periods twice a month with huge clots. Doctor had me on Microgynon pill which made me bleed two months straight and now I have been put on Yasmin and am still bleeding. Waiting for my ultrasound appt to check for fibroids etc.
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