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Period every 2 weeks, pain, mood swings, please help :(

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  • Posted By: belle57
  • August 2, 2011
  • 03:29 PM

Hi,

This problem is ruining my life and I cannot get a diagnosis from any GP

I'm 23, I always had regular periods until 2 years ago. I've been on an off the ill before there and it was still regular, always heavy though.
2 years ago i started to get full on periods every 2 weeks with everything else that comes with it, the pain, tear-fullness, depression, bloat etc for a week before.
i went to my GP numerous times, they put me on various combined pills to no effect (didn't stop, I still bled) including progesterone only. I have had blood and hormone tests. I have also been for an ultrasound which didn't spot anything out of the ordinary. As I've moved around a bit i've been to many GP's and they haven't been able to help.
The problem seems to have gotten worse recently, I'm experiencing period pain every day, i'm often exhausted, nausea, i get unbearable hot flushes, my mood swings make me think i'm going mad, and my bleeding can be irregular. My last period lasted 16 days. I went back to my GP in tears to try and get a refferal which he didn't give me. He examined me and told me it is a hormone problem. He put me back on a pill I have been on before (loestrin 30) as well as giving me extra hormone tablets called norethisterone which aim to stop bleeding and are used for treating endomytryosis and cervical cancer. I am only halfway through this pill packet and I haven't bled yet but have all the other signs of a period and am utterly miserable. Even if these new pills stop the bleeding It hasn't solved my problem and I desperately want to know what this could be. Doctors so far seem to put this down to being normal irregular periods as if i'm making a big deal. I'm not. I am affected by this every day and I can't take it anymore, please help

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  • It sounds like endometreosis (i may have spelled it wrong) . I had some of the same problems u are having, before i was correctly diagnosed. and it took years. The way they can find it is doing a exploratory surgery. I ended up having a total hystrorectomy at age 27.I do wish you the best of luck with this.:o You may need to just keep seeing doctors and suggest what i have told u. It may take a long time, lord knows you have been through so much already. Keep on it. Hopefully someone will listen.Good Luck
    dafreen 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like endometreosis (i may have spelled it wrong) . I had some of the same problems u are having, before i was correctly diagnosed. and it took years. The way they can find it is doing a exploratory surgery. I ended up having a total hystrorectomy at age 27.I do wish you the best of luck with this.:o You may need to just keep seeing doctors and suggest what i have told u. It may take a long time, lord knows you have been through so much already. Keep on it. Hopefully someone will listen.Good LuckThankyou, I had a suspicion it might be something like this, and I've heard it can take a very long time to diagnose. I'm sure you were just as frustrated as me trying to get it sorted. I'll suggest this to my doctor and hopefully will hurry the process along. It's so nice to hear from someone with similar problems and pointing me in the right direction so thankyou again :)
    belle57 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Keep pushing your doctor for a referal or go to a different doctor and ask to be refered. You should see a gyno for female issues (including hormone things) which are out of the ordinary.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
  • No problem I am glad I could help you. Please keep us updated. I know you are frustrated but just keep bugging your doc. Try not to be too scared if you find out that it is endometreosis, you can have hormones that might help, There is a shot called lupron and it helps, but it basicly puts you into temperary menopause. Also the Depo Vera shot helps too. I hope in your case it isnt as bad as mine was. And hopefully you can still have children if you choose too.If you have time do some research so when you see your dr. you can be as informed as possible. And dont be afraid to ask questions! Thats what they get paid for, helping you.Goood Luck:)
    dafreen 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like you are sensitive to hormone changes. I would recommend you stop all the birth control pills, even the progesterone only pill. Birth control pills are synthentic hormones and are not identical to the hormones our body makes naturally. You may want to go to a Doctor of Osteopath and have all your hormones checked after you are off the pill for a few weeks. To me, it sounds like a progesterone deficiency and estrogen dominance. if you google "estrogen dominance symptons" see if this sounds like your symptons. I had a similiar problem, and using an over the counter natural bio-identical progesterone cream was a life savor. If you have estrogen dominance, the bio-identical progesterone cream will really help. Good luck.
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