Im 43 and have been having heavy periods for longer than I care to remember, the hospital have done a scan and I have fibroids. Instantly the 'H' word was mentioned but theres absolutely no way I will have surgery. Dont get me wrong I would love to be post hysterectomy but there is nothing in this world that would make me go to theatre, Im absolutely frightened to death of them and would even consider 1000 paracetamol as another option.
I went to see a gynaecologist at the hospital, not the same one that suggested hysterectomy, and she suggested i have a hysteroscopy, I cant even let her do that. I rang the hospital recently to speak to the secretary and was shaking so badly on the phone that she could tell with my voice. Stupid, I know!!
Anyway, when they realise you are this scared its amazing what they can suggest, she told me last week that I only need to have 3-4 periods a year. I take Norethisterone which stops bleeding every day for 3 months and then have a break and during the big bleed I will be taking Tranexamic acid, mefenamic acid and Ibuprofen all together. Im hoping this will be a solution. I have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding for a few months now but still having a break for a period every month or so. When I bleed, I bleed a lot, i will lose clots so big I almost wonder if they had a heart beat, following these clots i sit on the toilet for a long time while blood pours from me, when I get to the stage of dripping I know I can get off the toilet and use a rolled up hand towel for protection, I cant go out for a couple of weeks as sometimes the bleeding will slow down for a day and then will come back with avengeance just when Im not expecting it.
I got to the stage of not knowing what to do next, I take iron tablets like they are smarties every single day.
Roll on menopause !!! I cant wait! _ 0 votes
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