Heavy bleeding

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Hi all,

I skipped almost a month and a half before I had this period. It has been very scary! I am bleeding very heavily, filling overnight pads every hour. I am also soaking through clothes. Plus, having huge clots. Sorry if too much information. I don't know if it is because I skipped a period or what. It is making me nervous that I will bleed to death. Does anyone else suffer with this?

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    yes!!!I do and its scary. You've just described me to a T. I feel your pain x

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    I have had very heavy periods before especially if the month before was lighter. I cant say I filled an overnight pad each hour, but big clots I have had those. How many days have you had this? I get two heavy days in my cycle. Have your irons level checked, ironically, low iron can cause heavy periods.

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    Rebecca,

    Yes! I have definitely had this problem. I am 49 and have been in peri for about 6 years now. Over the last few years my periods have been getting further apart, but before that began, I would have very heavy periods with clots (for years my cycles were always every 24 days and only lasted about 5-6 days with normal levels of bleeding--so this change in bleeding was very alarming to me). It was terrible. I couldn't go anywhere for fear of bleeding through my clothing. I felt weak and tired. I had a couple of periods that lasted about 21 days with that heavy bleeding. As a result, I had to take oral iron and then had to have IV iron every week for a month. My doctor did some hormone testing and found that my estrogen and progesterone was so low, it was almost non-existent. My doctor recommended Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. I have been on it for about a year and my symptoms have improved greatly. I know BHRT is not for everyone, but it has made a huge difference in my daily ability to function.

    I am sorry you are going through this. You are not alone. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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      Wow, I am sorry to hear about what you have been through. I get very anemic as well. I tried the iron infusion but had a reaction to it. Now I just take oral iron. I hope this goes away quickly because it is scary!

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      Rebecca..my mom had clinically low iron (unrelated to menopause) and had several infusions. They also prescribed her pills, but they made me sick. Then, she tried a certain brand and it was a life saver and her levels improved. I am going to make a second post below this one, just in case I am not supposed to post brand of vitamin. This way if you are interested, you could message me.

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      MegaFood Blood Builder is what my mom took...all iron pills made her sick. They have maintained her iron levels and she hasn't need an infusion since. Feel free to do your own research as this was just her experience.

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    Yes to heavy periods and soaking thru.. it's a mess I know.. Make sure you take iron and eat iron rich foods. Dr told me on my heavy days, it's ok to take one in the morning and one at night. Those super plus Tampons are scary but last night I had to use them and a pad so I could get some sleep. I used to have HUGE clots but now I think they are back to normal whatever that is. Hopefully it will be over soon!

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      Thanks for your reply! It has eased off somewhat today. I am very thankful! I don't think I have ever lost that much blood in one day. This is a chapter in my life I would like to skip.

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    Yes, every month for the past 2+ years. I haven't skipped a period yet. Make sure you drink extra fluids. I hate it, but I drink Gatorade during my periods.

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