I wish I had asked! Yes, this happened to me as well and after 10 days of heavy bleeding that was not getting any lighter, I went into the OB/GYN who examined me and then placed me on birth control to stop the bleeding. No fibroids, nothing physically wrong. The first prescription did not work so after several more days, we tried another birth control which did work. I'm sorry I don't remember what they were as this was over a year ago now.
My doctor said that this was "the storm before the calm" but I was convinced that I would not be able to deal with the heavy bleeding, overflow, golf ball sized clots, etc. month after month if it continued.
Guess what? Te doctor was right! That period was my last. I am now officially in menopause (hooray!) and have not had a period since Nov. 2011.
Good luck - I hope you get through this soon.View Thread