Coping with menstrual problems
I had a miscarriage in april and im trying to get pregnant again but my periods have been coming between the 25th-27th up until i got them in july on the 15th and august the 3rd but i felt like i was ovulating the other day now the signs are gone, now this minute i have shoulder pain and watery discharge and frequent urination would that mean theirs something wrong with my ovaries?
Hi all,I'm due to have the marina coil fitted tomorrow and i'm kinda getting scared now about some of the stories read on here ,but I really can not cope with the pain any more .for the last 5 yrs its just got worse each month since I had my tubes removed.I had an op to remove a chocolate cyst last yr after extreme pain. i take solphadine daily as the pain seems to start just before i ovulate and contuine's till my period is gone so thats about 1 wk a mth im kinda Ok still sigh pain but not like when I have my period that's unreal ,its worse than labour (I've 6)..I really am praying that this marina works cant wait just hope I'm not one of the ones who it does not agree with then I wont no what to do :(
I can't understand why more women are not given firstly NSAIDs and cyklokapron. After FIVE years of ridiculously heavy periods I found this 'cure' myself in an internet search. I had almost endless periods, so heavy no tampons or towels could cope. I was like an invalide many, many weeks. Really!!
I could not take the pill, I got migrane with aura with all the different types I tried, and every time I tried a different pill, my periods became worse, especially when I had to stop taking them. I tried the coil, bleeding worsened, then lightened and bled for 5 weeks solid. Then came the migrane and aura again, had it removed, bled for 3 more weeks. Took DeProvera, bled so badly for 7 days, collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital for blood transfusion. I thought it was very very serious then, that if I didn't have surgery these periods would kill me.
So many times I've been to the Doc, finally decided to arrange for uterine ablation. Then while waiting for that - Eureka, tried NSAID (Ponstan) the minute I felt period coming on. First month I tried it, the period was MUCH lighter and lasted half the time, about 4 to 5 days. Then another discovery Cyklokapron!!! Hurray. Next period just Normal period like I had at 20, no big clots, no frightening flowing blood. Now I'm not terrified of collapsing again, no irrregular periods coming every 2 or 3 weeks. This month, after only 3 months using NSAIDs and Cyklokapron, I have had 4 week cycle, first time in 5 years. My iron is rising without haemorrghing every few weeks. I can work out, I can LIVE, even during a period. I can relax that it's under control.
WHY WAS I NOT TOLD ABOUT THIS SOLUTION FIRST????
Hi all, I just wanted to share my experiences of the Mirena Coil.Basically, I've had very heavy periods since my teenage years.When i was 18, i was at work and just felt in awfulk pain with my periods, and i went all pale and weak.I had to go home from work.I've had a few more incidents where i feel i feel weak and im gonna pass out during my period so i lye down on my bed, feel like im gonna die, and can hardly talk.A gynaecologist diagnosed me with a varicose vein, which is very near my left ovary, which throbs during my periods, and explains my vasovagal episodes.I had the mirena in for the past 5 years, and had it removed in may this year.Initially, everything was fine.The usual bit of spotting which i was expecting, but from my periods side of things, the mirena was wonderful.i had so much more energy, they became lighter, and i hardly knew i had my periods.Other times my periods completely stopped for a while, which was a nice change.After about a year, i definetly noticed am increase in weight, and my mood was low, so i started mild antidepressants.With time, i noticed an increase in my appetite.I got quite bad acne, & some extra moodiness.This year i really began noticing bad palpatations.I never associated them with the mirena, but since ive removed it, they have gone. . . . Overall, the mirena was good-my periods lightened, were no longer as painful as before and i had so much more energy.The side-effects have to be weighed up by each person and of course everyones body reacts differently to an iud.In the end, the side-effects were so bad i had to get it removed, but i had it in for nearly 5 years.ive lost some of the weight i put on, but time will tell if its all gonna come off me.I had to get the coil surgically removed as 2 doctors were unable to find the strings-the strings had curled, and were just above the cervix.Getting the mirena inserted is not for the faint-hearted! Anyone considering this method should definetly give it a try and see for themselves.
Verma, any Dr who told you that fainting and continuous bleeding were normal had not got one iota what he was talking about. You need to find a Dr , possibly in a gyn hospital or women's clinic willing to investigate what is CAUSING the irregular periods.
I am delighted to see so many women speaking out about this.
Years ago I was put on the pill for my period,both to regulate it and to fight my insane moodiness. The first pill made me numb, unbelievably numb, I saw a doctor he perscribed another one. I then bleed and fainted continually from it, upon visiting the doctor again, he told me this was normal?!!? I was young so I thought he knows best. However as the symptoms continued I decided he must be wrong. I am still looking for the pill that will work for me, I have tried most on the Irish Market at this point to no avail.
Periods and womens health although much ignored are vitally important. I spend a couple of days a month moody and crying while being unable to fight it, my partner has the patience of a saint, I am at this stage very bored of it!
Hi post at 190 mine are the very same without specific meds. I went through two years of such symptoms (having to take 2 days off school at a time) before I was put on medication, but you know its the same old story in this country, treat the symptom. They never treat the cause.
Hi there winalite, that is very interesting. Do these Love Moon Anion prodiucts also come in tampons, as there is no way I could wear pads?
there is such product called Love Moon Anion. These are actually hygiene napkins with anions (negative ions) which help to regulate cycle and removes painful syndroms. you can find more information in www.winalitecare.com
I really feel for you going through that torture every month. You really need to go for a pelvic ultrasound first and take it from there. I had irregular periods for a while, got a pelvic done, a cyst was found. Gyne said we will wait and watch and went for another pelvic and cyst gone, but have one fibroid, but told nothing will be done with it, it doesn't need to be removed or treated. My mind was put to rest after months of worrying. It really is not worth it. But the pelvic ultrasound is the first step for you. Nothing can really be worse than that torture every month. Good luck with it and keep us posted on how you do.
Oh Friday, my sympathies - pain so bad you vomit, have diarhea, sweats and have to take time of work!!!!!!!! You literally have to plan your life around what should be a perfectly normal if somewhat inconvenient funtion You are quite right - that is not normal - for anyone and definitely NOT something that any women or girl has to put up with, nor should they.
That hasn't happend to me nor anyone I know but I have heard tell of it happening to women on rare occasions
There certainly is something you can do about it - not just suffer and go through it. If the pill is no longer working, get yourself referred to a registered gynacolist. As for being afriad of problems - well the problem will still exist and continue whether you are diagnosed or not - but diagnosis will give you the information and power to do something about it.
I am a newbie on Irish Health...deciding to join is an act of sheer desperation, you see i had to take the day off work because of bad period pains, but this i am used to and can handle. What i cannot handle any more is when my period starts, usually i will wake up in the middle of the night and with very little notice start vomiting and bouts of diarradh...for anyone who is has happened to i dont need to go into the details. This usually lasts less than half an hour with sweats and cramps in between.....there is nothing i can do but go throught it and hope the end is in sight (althought sometimes it is soo bad, i wish i could just die)
The last time i went to my doctor about this was some years ago and just prescribed the pill. That worked for only a while. I am going to the doctor but i am scared as i know that it is not normal and i am afraid of any problems...
Does anyone have any advice....i am in my mid twenties, i excerise regularly and look after myself. I do feel that i am the most unfortunate person to suffer this every month....with lots of sisters (none of whome suffer like me) and girlfriends whoes sympathies are with me every month. It is taking a real effect on my life, and i suppose up until now i am ignoring its effects. My period is ontime every month 14/15 without fail and this is good cause at least i have the luxury of knowing when hell is comming. I have to plan my life around this and i am sick of it.
I guess i am wondering does anyone else get this? Can anyone steer me in the right direction as to who to go to?...
I was on the pill for 10 years + and now have the mirena. I considered a TL but these stories are making me think again.
I would say get to the bottom of the reason for the infection, have it treated first and then examine your options.
I would say, if it were me, get to the bottom of the excessive bleeding - this is not physiologically normal and does put a strain on your system. AQHE d&C and the mirena might be the answer to it but do try and have the cause investigated and all options explored before you consider major surgery such as hysterectomy.
You must remember GP's are just that - GENERAL practitioners and rarely keep up with the latest research or advancements. Gosh you shoudl have seen the look on my GP's face when I quoted a lancet article (thyroid problems are my own particular bugbear) - it got me referred to an endo faster than you could say informed! I just felt it was my health and my body and if a GP couldn't help I would have to take the lead. The Cons was absent on the day and I was lucky enough to get a registrar who had a special interest in thyroid.
I Would believe it indeed.
My underactive thyroid was something similar - other problems brought it to light.
Fair play to you for taking the bull by the horns and contacting the hospital yourself - it's shocking but sometimes that's what it takes.
If it were me, I would find out where they were located exactly, their size, the kind of barrier they may prevent to pregnancy and exactly what methods may used to safely remove them (without compromising your fertility if at all possible). Explore everything from medication to shrink them to endometrial ablation and everything in between. Hysterectomy or the removal of any organ is major surgery and I think that doctors, when its not their own body, tend to forget that.
The fibroids may certainly be related to the heavy periods and why oh WHY doctors do not take this as a warning sign and investigate baffles me.
It is NOT normal to be in pain and exhausted during any normal bodily function - as confirmed indeed by both my own GP and my gynae but it seems that some doctors aren't aware of what every tuned-in female on the planet knows - as I'm sure you do, also.
I would have another discussion also with your doctor - or possibly switch docs or attend a womens health clinic, and have another discussion about the pill. You may need to switch brands or something like the mirena or implanon might suit.
If anything - periods, passing urine, digestion or any other function causes you to be unable to stand due to pain, it is a sympto of a problem. See a doctor - preferably a gynae to get to the root of it and get it treated.
Other interventions may be more suitable depending on the type and locaiton of the fibroids/
I am so glad you got your initial problem sorted tho'.
Also another point i wish to make I've a friend who suffers from polycystic ovaries she had a cyst 2 months ago and she was immediatley sent to our 'state of the art new maternity hospital' in Cork with a 'potential rupture' here she was told there was no bed!! to come back the following morning so she could be scanned...the following morning she returned for her scan and was told again there was no available appointment for 2 weeks...this girl was in serious pain....she was sent home again where that night her cyst ruptured, she is fine again but it could have been a lot more serious...I'm only telling you this so you might get a small idea of the service that women in Cork are competing with..or dying for....
I think tho' in Lizzy's case, she could not get a referral to a gynaecologist for something in the region of a year and this (unreasonable) delay was part of the problem.
We have to assume that her Gynae knows what he is doing and knows her situation better than us.
No point in worrying Lizzy if there is no reason to.
That is the standard medical response.
I would be a bit suspicious and it is quite possible that the cyst is as you suspect, as a result of this inj. and that if you just give your body a chance to recover, it will, in time.
Renee, Although what you say sounds right and all that, I would still recommend that you get your bloods checked by your G.P. because there is a level that once you drop below (HB), no amount of molasses will help.
Found a home-remedy site and tried one of the treatments... it worked - this period is very light, only one day of cramps, and at day 3, it appears nearly over.
I'm adding 1-2 Tbs dark Molasses to my morning coffee and also having the same drink before bedtime. Started this just under 2 weeks ago and am very pleased with the first results.
My fingernail beds are also beginning to take on a pink hue as opposed to the regular white-ish color... so anemia is also being addressed with this treatment.
I didn't think the IFPA could transfer you directly its definitly something I'll look into, however Dublin/Leinster area definitly provides better services then Cork. As far as I'm aware Cork only has the One Family Planning clinic, I must look into this possibility, Thanks again.
I have just thought of something.
Have you thought about going thru the Everywoman (IFPA) or well woman clinic. I have reason to beleive you might get referred quicker that way.
A colleague of mine needed a procedure (it wasn't a cyst) recently and was told by her GP, that she'd be waiting 4 - 5 months. She just mentioned it at her next clinic appointment (it was with the Everywoman clinic) and she was in the Rotunda inside three weeks. This was the Dublin / Leinster area tho.
However, under the NTPF (national treatment purchase fund) any patient who is waiting three months or longer can be referred to be treated privately (here or abroad depending on availability) so it's well worth giving the NTPF helpline a ring.