Hi, back in October, actually the day Hurricaine Sandy hit, I got my period. I hadn't had a period in 3 months before that. Of course I was leaving for my first trip ever to Disney with my 2 kids. My period in Disney was a nightmare! Never bled so heavy in my life. I am 48 years old and had normal periods my whole life. My period lasted for approx. 6 weeks, went away for a couple of weeks in December, then came back after the new year and has not stopped since! I've had an endometrium biopsy (not sure if that is correct terminology) and have been to be gyn twice. I am scheduled for an ablation in April but my period has been so crazy I'm not sure I can handle it anymore. I don't go out, I can't sleep for fear of messing my bed during the night, I've worn tampons & pads to bed and bleed through. I had to leave work early today because I bled out after an hour of changing my pad. I'm so disgusted with myself that it's starting to affect everyday life. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've called and left my gyn a message but he hasn't called me back yet. I'm starting to freak out thinking something is wrong but my gyn told me nothing is!! I should tell you I lost my husband to cancer 7 years ago at the age of 43 and tend to get freaked out when it comes to my own health. Thanks for listening.View Thread
Thank you Anon. My doc did suggest birth control but I'm afraid of taking it at this age. I was a smoker up until 3 months ago and I know that it's not safe; plus I've already put on 10 lbs since I quit and really don't need anymore extra weight
I did read the post you're referring to and there are some scary stories. Dr. Oz had a doctor on last month about the same surgery and there were mixed results with the stories on his page. I'm going to try my doc again today and see if there is anything else he can suggest. Thanks again for your response.View Thread
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