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Hello. I am 49 years old and appear to be in perimenopause. Unfortunately, instead of my periods becoming less frequent, they are becoming more frequent and lasting longer. The first treatment my doctor tried was to put me on the pill. Instead of keeping it away, my period started a few days after starting, progressively getting worse until it was continuously gushing out of me. I had to stop or risk needing a transfusion. I only lasted 6 weeks.
Next, she tried a shot of depo provero that was supposed to last for 3 months. My period stopped for 2 weeks (a record for me since this started) but then started again. It isn't heavy like on the pill but it hasn't stopped. That was nearly 3 months ago. It's a steady bleed that runs all day, all night 24/7 without letting up. I've been back to the doctor but she can't do anything more until this shot has worn off so I have an appointment in the first week of January.
When I was in last she talked about other options including another pill, the mirena, and other hormone-based treatments. Honestly, these hormones don't seem to work for me. I'm pretty sure she won't even consider me for a hysterectomy until she's run the gambit of all other possible treatments.
I can't continue living like this . I cry all the time. It's hard to work and my relationship with my husband is suffering. I can't talk to anyone because it is shameful. I'm terrified to take another hormone in case it affects me like the pill did. On the other hand maybe if something like that happens they'll give me an emergency hysterectomy and end this hell for good.
Other than this I have no other symptoms (other than fatique and dehydration). No hot flashes (actually I am chilled all the time), cramps or anything.
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