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Until last year I had never even heard of a Fibroid and I had no idea what it was, even when I was diagnosed with an 8 cm uterine fibroid it was manageable and something of an afterthought. That was until last October when at work I bled so heavily (huge clots as well) that I went to A & E. They prescribed Tranexamic Acid and Mefenemic Acid to help with the bleeding and I went home. My symptoms just got worse and due to all of the bleeding I became severely anaemic and was so absolutely shattered. I started taking lots of iron tablets but my body just didn’t get the break from the bleeding it needed in order to re stock its iron levels. In May this year I had another large bleed which resulted in me loosing nearly 2 litres of blood and requiring 8 unit blood transfusion. I was in hospital for nearly two weeks and came out with a large list of medicine to take. Currently I am on Tranexamic Acid, Mefenemic Acid, Norethisterone every day with a monthly prostap injection. I have a pre op appointment on Wed for a Hysterectomy and just feel so overwhelmed by it all. The fear of taking lots of meds couple with the fear of haemorrhaging if I don’t and knowing I am scheduled for major surgery is a lot to digest in a few months. Has anyone else had similar experiences? I also have a catheter fitted at the moment as the fibroid has been affecting my bladder. As you can imagine its not an accessory I want to wear at the age of 38. The fibroid has now grown to 10 cms
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